A Geriatric Care Manager is a specialist who helps families and individuals who are assisting in caring for older adults. This skilled professional assists older individuals and persons with disabilities in attaining their maximum functional potential. In addition, the Geriatric Care Manager is an experienced guide and resource for families of older adults and others with chronic health challenges. "In essence, Care Managers help families solve complicated elder care problems and provide both support and peace of mind along the way" summarizes Nancy Swierz, an experienced Certified Geriatric Care Manager. Generally speaking Care Managers come from either a nursing or social work background and use their professional knowledge and experience to assist families to make decisions with an elderly loved one that will assure that they are able to age safely in their preferred home environment.
Geriatric care management offers families the comfort and security of knowing their loved one is being cared for by a specialist trained in the clinical field affecting the patient. The Care Manager is available when needed (24/7), and communications are coordinated with family members, physicians, service providers, pharmacies, and any resource that can affect the patient's outcome.
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Care Managers provide focused, personal care and are a primary resource for information about the patient.
Care Managers are dedicated, professional people who have the knowledge and skills to promote the best care for the loved one suffering from chronic disease.