All over the world, people over 60 are the fastest growing age group, and the number of older people who are no longer able to look after themselves is forecast to quadruple by 2050. This is especially true in the Southeastern states, where mild climate and lower costs of living bring many for their post-retirement years. As they lose their ability to live independently because of physical or mental changes, elders and their families need guidance navigating care needs and finding resources. This is what geriatric care managers (GCMs) do best.
The Southeast Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers serves clients on a fee-for-service basis throughout the Southeastern United States (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee). GCMs in this chapter consist of qualified individuals who fulfill membership requirements and comply with relevant state and professional licensing and certification requirements on an individual basis. Southeastern Chapter Professional Geriatric Care Managers:
- Have at minimum a degree in the field of human services (Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology, Nursing) or equivalent background
- May bring to their practices specialized knowledge in their chosen fields ( for example home health or hospice, assisted living or skilled nursing facilities, counseling, memory care, recreational therapy, etc)
- Have a passion for improving the life of seniors and expertise regarding the delivery, costs, quality and availability of services in their local communities
- Are committed to guiding elders and families through the transitions of aging and maintaining quality of life in a caring and organized way
Knowing where to turn can have an enormous impact on improving the independence and active living of the senior adult. To maximize health, happiness and security, it is important to have professional support. Please go to the main page for more contact information and to find a GCM in your area.
For GCMs in our area, membership information for the Southeastern Chapter can be found here.