How an Aging Life ( Geriatric) Care Manager can help

  • Conduct an in-depth Assessment of your loved one’s physical, psychosocial, cognitive and environmental status including fall risk, depression screen and home safety.
  • Help prevent the need for hospital visits by observing all changes and report to doctors, health professionals and designated family.
  • Intervene immediately to control symptoms and prevent a crisis.
  • Reconcile and manage medications; ensure they are taken properly.
  • Identify and minimize risks and potential safety issues in the home by removing environmental hazards and make environmental modifications as needed.
  • Monitor your loved one’s condition and plan of care, and adjust as needed.
  • Support and “coach” caregivers and family members.
  • Mediate within families to find resolutions to care needs.
  • Help reduce family stress and burden when your loved one requires hospital admission by navigating the system and actively participating in discharge planning and transition between care settings.
  • Assist with Long Term Care Planning, by identifying benefits and special products.
  • Review legal and financial status and provide direction.
  • Advance illness counseling by discussing 5 Wishes and Advance Directives.
  • Accompany your loved one to medical appointments and report findings to designated family.
  • Decrease care fragmentation by communicating, collaborating and coordinating frequently.
  • Aid in placement and relocation assistance.