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?