Western Region Chapter
Is an older family member confused, driving unsafely, falling, not paying bills on time or dressing inappropriately? Are you losing sleep, taking time off work to deal with care giving issues, struggling to meet your family member’s needs? You need a care manager.
Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) can guide families through professional consultation/counseling, prioritizing needs, developing customized care plans, setting up services and referral to resources and making sure the plan is instituted and followed so as to have positive outcomes. These activities not only help the older person, but also provide much-needed solutions for the adult child or family who find themselves in a crisis on how to help their parents.