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Geriatric care managers are health or human services professionals, generally social workers, nurses, gerontologists, or counselors, with specialized knowledge and experience related to aging issues. They have the expertise to evaluate an older adult’s situation, make appropriate recommendations, and provide ongoing oversight.

Geriatric care management is a valuable and increasingly popular service that was created to fill a need created by recent changes in our society:

  • We are living longer with more complex medical problems and chronic conditions that often need monitoring and ongoing support that physicians do not provide

  • Older adults often require multiple health care specialists; there is no centralized system for coordinating vital information

  • Families are smaller now and are often dispersed across the country

  • Adult children typically have busy, demanding lives with multiple career, familial and social obligations—time wasted on the phone is time they could spend with their elderly family member

  • Social and health care delivery systems are fragmented and face increasing shortages and growing demand—health care advocacy is important as never before

  • We are now aware of the harmful effects of stress — coping with the multitude of demands of caring for a loved can be particularly difficult, resulting in caregiver stress and burnout

Professional Geriatric Care Managers can advise, assist and guide you through this difficult time. Following a thorough evaluation, we offer recommendations and provide options, so that the older adult and family or support system can make the best choices. We provide as much or as little assistance as you want – your family’s needs and wishes determine our level of involvement.

We all want the best for our parents and they deserve to live out their lives with the highest possible quality of life. Let North Bay Eldercare Options replace your stress with peace of mind, and free up your time to spend enjoying your loved ones. Explore our site to see how we can help you.

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