Geriatric Care Management
Geriatric Care Management, sometimes called Aging Life Care(TM) management, elder care management, or senior care management is when a professional works with a family to help manage the care of an aging loved one. The aging person may have health, cognitive, or other concerns that the family needs help determining the best care options for. You love your family member and want the best and we love to help families with the following:
- Care-planning assessments to identify problems, eligibility for assistance, and need for services;
- Screening, arranging, and monitoring of in-home help or other services;
- Referral to appropriate professionals for financial, legal, or medical issues;
- Crisis intervention;
- Acting as a liaison to families at a distance, making sure things are going well and alerting families to problems;
- Assistance in moving an older person to or from a retirement complex, care home, or nursing home;
- Consumer education and advocacy;
- Counseling and support to clients and families.
Services may be provided on a one-time basis, as a consultant, or on a short-term or long-term basis. Services are uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of each client and his or her family. Many care managers work with their clients for years. Care managers are often able to provide personal touches such as taking the client to lunch, arranging home repairs, and sending holiday/birthday cards. Often the care manager assumes the role of a ‘surrogate adult child.’
Medicare does not pay for care management, though it may pay for some of the recommended services. Usually, families and long-distance caregivers pay the fees for the care manager.
Noble Care Solutions provides different services depending on the individual client and family needs. We would be happy to discuss your family’s needs.