What type of services/assistance could a Geriatric Care Manager/Aging Life Care Professional help provide?
Home care services – determining types of services that are right for a client and assisting the family to engage and monitor those services
Medical management – attending doctor appointments; facilitating communication between doctor, client and family; and, if appropriate, monitoring client’s adherence to medical orders and instructions
Communication – keeping family members and professionals informed as to the well-being and changing needs of the client
Social activities – providing opportunity for client to engage in social, recreational, or cultural activities that enrich the quality of life
Legal – referring to or consulting with an elder law attorney, providing expert opinion for courts in determining level of care
Financial – may include reviewing or overseeing bill paying or consulting with accountant or client’s Power of Attorney
Entitlements – providing information on federal and state entitlements and connecting families to local programs
Safety and security – monitoring the client at home, recommending technologies to add to security or safety, observing changes and potential risks of exploitation or abuse
Long-distance care – coordinating the care of a loved one for families that live at a distance, including crisis management
With extensive experience working with the elderly clients and their families, a Geriatric Care Manager/Aging Life Care Professional can help you stay clear of the emotionally/financially costly mistakes — fewer days of work; fewer moves, an easier transition.
A Geriatric Care Manager/Aging Life Care Professional possesses a deep knowledge of community resources and eligibility requirements helping you take advantage of available free or low-cost services that may mean the difference between staying at home or having to move to an expensive facility.
A thorough understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance helps assure that the proper billing occurs and that all covered medical, hospital and facility expenses are paid to the fullest extent allowable.