Careers in Care Management
A geriatric care manager is defined as a health and human services specialist who helps families who are caring for older relatives.
The geriatric care manager is trained and experienced in any of several fields related to long-term care, including: nursing, gerontology, social work, psychology, or case management with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
GCM – a Career Choice
What does it take to enter the field of geriatric care management?
Like any profession it’s a combination of education, experience, credentials — and vision. Geriatric care managers work in a diversity of settings and the profession is growing tremendously. Most geriatric care managers work for themselves as independent business owners, with a larger firm, or within another agency.
At NAPGCM you will find educational opportunities, networking with experts in the field and business development resources to help you in your profession or practice. NAPGCM represents the gold standard in geriatric care management.
For Academic Institutions
With the influx of geriatric care management certificate programs, both online and provided by brick-and-mortar institutions of learning, NAPGCM believes that uniformity of purpose is vital to develop Geriatric Care Managers of tomorrow.
In response to requests by many academic communities for assistance, NAPGCM has adapted recommended core competencies set forth by the Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA) for academic communities in the process of developing geriatric care management programs. Those recommendations with added core competencies may be found by clicking here.
Geriatric Care Management Articles
- Care Managers as Challengers: Adapting to a Changing Economic Landscape
Steve Barlam, MSW, LCSW, CMC, NAPGCM Member
- Family Care Contracts: Opportunities for Geriatric Care Managers and Our Clients
Deborah Liss Fins, LICSW, CMC, NAPGCM Member
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