Aging – It’s a Team Sport

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No matter what role you play in the life of an elder – doctor, financial planner, or elder attorney, you know that your effectiveness is linked to the other care providers in your client’s life. It takes a team for your elder to have a good life.

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Aging – It’s a Team Sport

  1. 1. Aging – It’s a Team Sport By : Karen Everett Watson
  2. 2. No matter what role you play in the life of an elder –doctor, financial planner, or elder attorney, you know thatyour effectiveness is linked to the other care providers inyour client’s life.• For doctors, you rely on your patients getting the right medications and the proper care it takes for healthy aging.
  3. 3. Financial planners and attorneys are more than aware thatjust because you have plenty of money, doesn’t mean yourlife will be worthwhile.• It takes a team for your elder to have a good life.• Sometimes that team needs a coach.
  4. 4. • The families of older adults have a lot more options these days.• The web has a plethora of information about services, healthcare, and housing for the elderly.• But many times both elders and their families feel like they’re literally in a web . . . a web of confusion.
  5. 5. • Who can they trust?• Are the services they need available in their area?• That’s when a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) can smooth the waters and benefit you and your elderly clients.• This is their playing field.
  6. 6. • A GCM knows all the options and what is available in your client’s locality.• They know firsthand what housing options would be best if your client has dementia or just needs rehabilitation.
  7. 7. If you client prefers in-home care, a GCM can find theright person to do the job.• They don’t drop the ball after decisions have been made, but follow through to make sure that your clients continue to receive what they need, when they need it.• They team up with family and spouses to bring peace of mind to all concerned.
  8. 8. • The benefits flow both ways. When you refer your patients or clients to a Bright Star GCM, your name goes with them.• Good outcomes for your clients with a GCM will insure that word-of-mouth advertising that will increase your business, as well.
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