Undoubtedly, it’s stressful taking care of loved ones. There are numerous factors to consider, like financial and legal issues, on top of medical and psychological care. This can take its toll on family members and caregivers, especially if most of the responsibility falls on one person’s shoulders. A geriatric care manager can provide much-needed support for you and your loved one as they go through the aging process.

What Is a Geriatric Care Manager?

A geriatric care manager is a licensed health professional who specializes in assisting older adults. Geriatric care managers are often nurses or social workers who assess an older adult’s needs in all dimensions to provide proper interventions where necessary. Their expertise in aging and elder care services is highly valuable, especially when families struggle to make the tough decisions that come with aging.

How Can a Geriatric Care Manager Help Me and My Loved One?

Geriatric care managers are trained in assessing the needs of older adults in order to formulate a cooperative plan among family members and agencies. Many believe they know the needs of their loved ones better than anyone else, but getting a more objective outside opinion can help everyone work together to ensure the older adult gets everything they need to stay as healthy and comfortable as possible.

Geriatric care managers can assist caregivers with the following:

  • Obtaining government assistance and insurance
  • Working to improve the quality of life for the older adult
  • Implementing improved home safety products and protocols
  • Monitoring your loved one’s medical and emotional needs
  • Providing stress relief for both the older adult and primary caregivers

Why Should I Hire a Geriatric Care Manager?

Shouldering the responsibilities of ensuring your loved one gets what they need as they age is a challenging feat and getting a little help can make a world of difference for everyone involved. Geriatric care managers can serve as a neutral waypoint among relatives and other health professionals during emotional conversations, and they can provide their expertise to help determine what is in the older adult’s best interest. Geriatric care managers can take some responsibility off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on enjoying time with your loved one.

Learn More From Family Tree In-Home Care

Family Tree In-Home Care is here to provide you and your loved one with in-home caregiving, private nursing, and life care management. We have locations in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, as well as Denver, Colorado. If you need help caring for your loved ones, contact us today.