A Geriatric Care Manager works with a senior man.

Do You Need a Geriatric Care Manager?

Bethesda Health | August 1, 2019

As you or a senior loved one age, you may find yourself searching for answers about complex senior care services or in need of a helping hand. A Geriatric Care Manager is an experienced professional who specializes in assisting older adults and their families with elder care arrangements.

How Does a Geriatric Care Manager Help Me?

Geriatric Care Managers, or more simply Care Managers, have extensive knowledge about different senior living services in the community, including quality, cost, and availability. In addition, Care Managers can connect you with the right services for you or your loved one.

Meeting Your Current Needs

Hiring a Geriatric Care Manager means you want to be proactive about your or your loved one’s current state of care. A Care Manager will personally assess your unique situation before developing a comprehensive care plan. By identifying what needs must be met now, your Care Manager can better plan a healthy and comfortable lifestyle for you. Your care plan will:

Furthermore, your Care Manager will act as a liaison for long-distance caregivers and provide health-related resources for you and your loved ones’ ongoing education.

Anticipating & Planning for Future Needs

A Geriatric Care Manager’s help with more than the here and now; they also help plan for your future. By providing guidance in anticipation of future needs, Care Managers make any transition to a different level of care easier on you.

Lastly, Care Managers will act as your senior adult and family advocate in healthcare settings, such as hospitals, doctor’s appointments, and rehabilitation. Time spent in these locations can be stressful, so it is always helpful to have a professional present, who has your personal needs in mind.

Where Can I Find a Care Manager?

Bethesda offers Care Management as a complimentary service to its senior living residents. However, even if you are not a resident at one of our communities, you still have access to our unique Care Management Program.

To learn more about our Care Management program and to create your customized care plan, contact Bethesda by calling 314-800-1911.

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