Geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for
older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of
professional care managers provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads
families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they
love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:

  • Assessment and monitoring
  • Planning and problem-solving
  • Education and advocacy
  • Family caregiver coaching
  • Long-distance caregiving

Care Management Professionals are engaged to assist in a variety of areas, such as:

  • Housing – helping families evaluate and select appropriate level of housing or residential
    options
  • Home care services – determining types of services that are right for a client and
    assisting the family to engage and monitor those services
  • Medical management – attending doctor appointments, facilitating communication
    between doctor, client, and family, and if appropriate, monitoring client’s adherence to
    medical orders and instructions
  • Communication – keeping family members and professionals informed as to the wellbeing
    and changing needs of the client
  • Social activities – providing opportunity for client to engage in social, recreational, or
    cultural activities that enrich the quality of life
  • Legal – referring to or consulting with an elder law attorney; providing expert opinion
    for courts in determining level of care
  • Financial – may include reviewing or overseeing bill paying or consulting with
    accountant or client’s Power of Attorney
  • Entitlements – providing information on Federal and state entitlements; connecting
    families to local programs
  • Safety and security – monitoring the client at home; recommending technologies to add
    to security or safety; observing changes and potential risks of exploitation or abuse
  • Long-distance care – coordinating the care of a loved one for families that live at a
    distance; including crisis management

Local, cost-effective resources are identified and engaged as needed. We never take referral fees.

A care plan tailored for each individual’s circumstances is prepared after a comprehensive
assessment. The plan may be modified, in consultation with client and family, as circumstances
change.  We can help implement some, none or all of the care plan, depending on your needs.