WHAT is Private Care Management?
Geriatric care managers are professionals
in assisting the older adult and their
families make informed decisions
regarding personal care needs. They work
closely with the older adult to formulate
a plan of care that is individualized to
meet their unique needs. Geriatric care
managers help develop a plan of care that
is acceptable to all involved.
We determine what services
are needed and match them with services
that are available in our communities. We
can help implement the plan of care and
help monitor its effectiveness or
we can turn it over to the older adult
and their family to manage.
WHY use a
Geriatric Care Manager?
managers can be a quality of life saver
because we help explore all alternative
that are acceptable to the older adult.
Geriatric care managers work in the best
interests of the older adult, as well as
acting as an advocate for the older adult
whenever possible. Our main focus is on
the older adult, but we work with
families to find alternative that are
acceptable to all.
Geriatric Care Management needed?
Geriatric care management can be
beneficial at various points in an older
adult's life. When an older adult's
functional, emotional, social or
spiritual ability is of a concern either
to the older adult or the family,
geriatric care managers can help.
managers can help when families live at a
distance from their loved one, by having
someone local monitor for any changes,
this can not only ease the mind of the
family but of the older adult. Geriatric
care management can provide early
intervention and prevention through
regular visits that include holistic
assessments of the older adult.
managers are experts in helping make care
decisions based on an extensive
assessment of the older adult's needs, we
can help keep the older adult in the
least restrictive setting possible, that
fosters independence and self respect. We
provide long and short term support to
the older adult and their families.
WHAT are the
Geriatric Care Management CareMate
- Conduct care
planning to identify problems and
arrange and monitor in home help
medical, legal or financial
issues and offer referrals to
- Act as a
liaison to families
consumer education and advocacy
- Act as
guardian and Power of Attorney
- Offer support
to the older adult and the
nursing services such as
medication and treatment
management, and medical
monitoring while working with
- Accompany to
doctor appointments to ensure
understanding of medication or
- Provide crisis
prevention and intervention
- Many other
services within a Registered
Nurses scope of practice
will monitor and advocate to ensure that
needs are being met appropriately and
that no changes are needed to the plan of
HOW does one pay
for Geriatric Care Management Services?
are based hourly fee. A written contract
is signed by all parties explaining the
billing process. When signing any
contract you should ask any questions so
that you have a complete understanding of
what services are being offered.
is to keep the older adult in the least
restrictive environment possible to meet
their needs. We believe in bringing
services to the older adult rather than
bringing the older adult to the services.
Sometimes more restrictive settings are
needed but when this is the case we
recommend facilities that have a good
record for quality care.