Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manager In Florida?

Most people believe that hiring a Geriatric Care Manager is an extravagance. They can do it themselves. Many people are unaware of the emotional toll and time that needs to be given in order to make sure your elderly parent is being given proper care.

You may not know much about geriatric care management and how it is performed. A professional geriatric care manager has been educated in various fields of human services.  Social work, psychology, nursing, gerontology are part of their education. They are trained to assess, plan, coordinate, monitor and provide services for the elderly and their families.

Advocacy for older adults is a primary function of the care manager. We belong to the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and are certified by one of the three certification organizations for care management — the National Association of Social Workers, the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, or the Commission for Case Managers.

A Geriatric Care Manager in Sarasota will be able to help you decide issues regarding the right type of care. Types of care can be:

  • Day Care
  • Short Term or Long Term Rehab.
  • Home Care
  • Nursing Home or Assisted Living Arrangements

You will also want to know:

  1. What is covered by Medicaid or Medicare.
  2. What is covered by private insurance or long-term care insurance
  3. Will a health care proxy be needed or power of attorney
  4. Who will cover the out of pocket expenses

A relationship with a professional geriatric care manager can allow the children of the elderly person to be children, while someone else manages the situation. When a son or daughter is providing the hands-on care to the parent, the quality time they have to be there emotionally for their parent is limited…. The care manager can handle the difficult interpersonal issues, address the immediate problem, remain connected once the crisis passes and get back involved as the situation requires it.

An article in the New York Times by Jane Gross; Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manager? Has a question and answer section that goes over reason to hire a Geriatric Care Manager.

Senior Crossroads provides professional Care Management services to help you navigate the complex health and human services systems. We offer thorough and cost-effective answers to the difficult questions regarding the well-being of your loved one. We provide unsurpassed problem-solving, resource expertise, and health advocacy. Let us provide you with clear options that will assist you in making critical decisions. We work proactively to keep our clients as healthy, safe, and independent as possible.

For information in the Sarasota area, contact Senior Cross Roads at 941-921-0776.