What are the benefits of hiring a geriatric care manager?

  • Help meet goals of older adult and all involved.
  • A care manager’s knowledge, education, training, and experience can objectively help set realistic expectations while addressing obstacles that might be present.
  • Often families are overwhelmed with the many options presented. A care manager can efficiently streamline decision making.
  • As a neutral third party with knowledge of issues of older adults, a care manager can often help resolve conflicts that a more emotionally involved party can’t.
  • A care manager can often be a cost-effective alternative to families doing it themselves. Knowledge of entitlement programs, the elimination of often hours of research, reduction of time off from work and crisis-based travel can prove to not only provide positive outcomes but save time and valuable financial resources.
  • Avoid problems. The proactive nature of care management can help avoid many of the unfortunate problems that face older adults. Supervising caregivers, home safety precautions, and safe financial management can be vital parts of a care manager’s role.
  • Avoid family conflicts. Having a facilitator to assist with difficult decisions can maintain family stability. Difficult decisions including end of life, driving, and relocation can be addressed in a positive manner.

~~excerpt from caring.com, Brad Prescott

In Raleigh, NC, Contact: Raleigh Geriatric Care Management, http://www.rgcmgmt.com, lwatral@rgcmgmt.com

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