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Geriatric Care Managers: How They Protect Vulnerable Seniors

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Amy Abrams of ElderCare Guides in San Diego outlines the vital role geriatric care managers play in helping to prevent elder abuse. Her presentation capped the Glenner Symposium on Elder Abuse and …

Amy Abrams of ElderCare Guides in San Diego outlines the vital role geriatric care managers play in helping to prevent elder abuse. Her presentation capped the Glenner Symposium on Elder Abuse and Neglect Training for professionals on June 7, 2013.

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  • 1. GERIATRICCARE MANAGERSOur role in protecting vulnerable seniorsAmy Abrams, MSW/MPH, CMCElder Care GuidesElder Abuse & Neglect TrainingJune 7, 2013
  • 2. • What is a geriatric care manager?• How do care managers work witholder adults and their families?• The team approach to protecting andsupporting vulnerable adults• Case study• Review, questions, and discussionOVERVIEW
  • 3. • A guide, advocate, and resource forfamilies caring for older relatives• Education and training: social work,nursing, gerontology, or other fieldrelated to long-term care• Certification requirements• Identifying a certified professionalgeriatric care managerWHAT IS AGERIATRICCAREMANAGER?
  • 4. • Comprehensive bio-psychosocialassessment• In-home safety evaluations• Placement consultations• Development of a comprehensivecare plan• Connecting families with a widerange of community resourcesHOW DO CAREMANAGERSWORK WITHFAMILIES?
  • 5. • Coordinating care among multipleproviders: keeping the “silos”connected• Ensuring that all parties are workingwith the same information, andtoward the same goals• Support and supervision of in-homecare services• Being the eyes and ears for families,health care providers, and legalrepresentativesTHE CAREMANAGER’SROLE IN THECARE TEAM
  • 6. • A comprehensive and objectiveperspective on your situation• Critical outlet for regular respite,and necessary stress relief• Calm in a storm of uncertainty:knowing who to call first• Early identification andresponse to suspected abuseA WELL-ROUNDEDCARE TEAM
  • 7. THE CARE TEAM
  • 8. MAKING THE TEAM WORK:A CASE STUDY
  • 9. • The role of the geriatric care manager• Putting together an effective,comprehensive care team• Identifying a geriatric care managerQuestions?REVIEWAmy Abrams, MSW/MPH, CMCElder Care GuidesPhone: (619) 450-4300E-mail: aabrams@eldercareguides.comWebsite: www.eldercareguides.comNational Association of Professional Geriatric CareManagers: www.caremanager.org
  • 10. • The role of the geriatric care manager• Putting together an effective,comprehensive care team• Identifying a geriatric care managerQuestions?REVIEWAmy Abrams, MSW/MPH, CMCElder Care GuidesPhone: (619) 450-4300E-mail: aabrams@eldercareguides.comWebsite: www.eldercareguides.comNational Association of Professional Geriatric CareManagers: www.caremanager.org

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