Ask the Expert

Jennifer E. Voorlas M.S.G C.M.C

How do I know if I need a geriatric care manager?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you know the best living situation for your loved one and are you concerned about the safety of their home?
  • Are you unclear about what kind of care your elderly family member needs?
  • Are you stressed and find that your relationships and work  are suffering due to your care giving responsibilities?
  • Have you noticed changes in your loved one’s memory and or ability to perform simple daily tasks?
  • Have you seen your mom or dad’s driving ability deteriorate?
  • Are you concerned about your parent’s financial decision making skills and potential abuse from telephone and internet scams ?
  • Does your loved one need caregivers and someone to manage hiring and scheduling them?
  • Are you confused about what kinds of facilities/living environments exist for your loved one?
  • Do you need help locating elder care resources/professionals?
  • Are you having trouble managing doctor’s appointments and coordinating communication between professionals for continuity of care?
  • Does your loved one need help with daily tasks (i.e. bathing, dressing, grocery shopping, driving and or medication management)?
  • Is your family or loved one being discharged from the hospital and need a plan of care in place?
  • Have you noticed any signs of memory impairment in your elderly family member?
  • Has your mom or dad been having falls in the home and is he/she living alone?

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Contact: Jennifer Voorlas
P.O. Box 665, Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 415-1365
GeriatricCaring@aol.com