What is a Geriatric Care Manager?

by Audrey Miller on June 8, 2009

in Baby Boomers, Caregiving, Elder Care, Estate Planning, FAQ, Geriatric Care Management, Work Life Balance

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Eleven Reasons to Hire a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

  1. We are professionals who have the knowledge, training, and experience to do what you are trying to do without it.
  2. We can do in 2 hours what it would take you 2 weeks to do.
  3. We know how to get around that “I’m saving for a rainy day” syndrome, when your folks are drowning in their problems.
  4. We’re much cheaper than the cost of plane fare if you have to fly into town when your parents say “everything is fine” but you know it isn’t.
  5. We can provide advise on which nursing/retirement residence is right for your parents.
  6. We can make your parents hear what you have said over and over again, but they refuse to listen because to them, you are still a child.
  7. We can tell your annoying sibling to keep quiet, but graciously.
  8. We’ve helped families a lot worse than yours.
  9. Your dad can’t push our buttons.
  10. Next time you want to hang up on your mother, you can tell her to call us.
  11. We’re available, so you don’t have to be.

( Adapted from “Inside GCM,” Winter, 2005, Phyllis Brostoff)

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