The Geriatric Care Consultants was founded in 2005 by
Nancy Carey, RN , BSN to provide client centered care to the elderly (and
their loved ones). The cornerstone of our service is our medical
knowledge and experience dealing with the issues related to the aging process. Unlike other geriatric managers we only use nurses with "hands on"
experience in homecare to provide our consulting services.
We serve as independent consultants and advocates to help the aging population and their families identify key issues of
concern. We then develop and help execute a personalized care plan in
the most cost effective way. When
needed we recommend and arrange for other service provider
to meet the needs of your loved one.
WHAT IS GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT?
Geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults facing ongoing health challenges. The Geriatric Care Manager leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love. Geriatric Care Managers are engaged to assist in a variety of areas, such as:
Housing – helping families evaluate and select appropriate level of housing or residential options
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; 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