What Is a Geriatric Care Manager? A geriatric care manager, usually a licensed nurse or social worker who specializes in geriatrics, is a sort of “professional relative” who can help you and your family to identify needs and find ways to meet your needs. These specially trained professionals can help find resources to make your daily life easier. They will work with you to form a long term plan and find the services you need.
What Do Geriatric Care Managers Do? Geriatric care managers:
- Discuss difficult topics and complex issues
- Make home visits and suggest needed services
- Address emotional concerns
- Make short- and long-term plans
- Evaluate in-home care needs
- Select care personnel
- Coordinate medical services
- Evaluate other living arrangements
- Provide caregiver stress relief
The cost of an initial evaluation varies and may be expensive, but depending on your family circumstances, geriatric care managers might offer a useful service to help family members stay in touch. Geriatric care managers charge by the hour. Most insurance plans don’t cover these costs, and Medicare does not pay for this service. You will probably have to pay for this service.
Jacqueline Saltzman – Geriatric Care Manager & Social Worker: 201-970-4250 – jacki@JScaremgr.com – New York and New Jersey
Jack Lippmann of Elder Care Services, Inc.
108-18 Queens Blvd,Ste 801, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Hildy Sheinbaum and Michele Piskin of Eldercare Made Simple – geriatric care management practice serving Westchester and Connecticut: 203-388-8696, http://www.eldercaremadesimple.com/
Susan Marchesini – Medicaid Specialist – 646-400-3168