Where can your turn when those conversations about how to care for your parents become difficult? Who’s available to help you sort through all the options? Is there a neutral third party who can listen objectively and make recommendations? If you’re miles away, who can make a personal visit to assess your parents’ health? The answer: geriatric care managers.
Who are Geriatric Care Managers?
Geriatric care managers are health and human services professionals with specialized knowledge of and experience in senior care. Their backgrounds may include such fields as nursing, social work, gerontology and psychology. They advocate for senior clients and support families; offering independent assessment of the situation and arranging for and coordinating appropriate services. More often than not, family members struggle with emotions during this time; few are prepared for how these situations will affect them personally. Geriatric care managers help families understand not only the situation and options, but also the feelings involved.
To learn more about how geriatric care managers can help lessen the stress of caring for your parents, visit SeniorHomes.com’s page Geriatric Care Managers Can Help.