Geriatric Care Management

What is a Geriatric Care Manager?

A Geriatric Care Manager is a health care professional that plans and coordinates care of the elderly with physical and/or mental impairments to meet their long term needs, maximize their independence, and optimize their quality of life for as long as possible.  Geriatric Care Managers are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have knowledge about the availability of resources in their communities.

Geriatric Care Managers who are members of the national Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements of the organization, and all care manager members are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. For more information on membership requirements, please click here.

How do you know you need a Geriatric Care Manager/Aging Life Care Professional®?

If the person you are caring for:

  • is unable to live safely in their current environment
  • has multiple medical or psychological problems
  • has declined in function, i.e. recent falls
  • is not pleased with current care providers and requires advocacy
  • has limited or no family support

Or if your family:

  • has just become involved with helping the individual and requires direction about available services
  • is fatigued from caring for a loved one or is confused about solutions
  • has limited time or knowledge in helping the individual or does not live close by
  • requires education and/or guidance in dealing with behaviors associated with dementia