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Care Management and the Elderly

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Care Management and the Elderly

  1. 1. Care Management and the Elderly Heather Frenette, RN, MSN, CMC www.azcaremgt.com
  2. 2. Geriatric Care Managers <ul><li>What do they do? </li></ul><ul><li>How can they help families? </li></ul><ul><li>What is their background </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Does a GCM Do? Conducts full assessments to identify problems Develops a plan of care for elder and family Arranges for needed services in all problem areas Review housing, financial and legal needs Counsels family on how and when to intervene Monitors services & advocates for client Reviews medical and social needs Acts as a liaison for families out of the area Assists in relocation and placement needs
  4. 4. Other Services of GCMs <ul><li>Home Care </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Money Mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Relocation </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Court Appointed Fiduciary </li></ul><ul><li>Power of Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Support Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Information & Referral </li></ul>
  5. 5. Background of GCM Professionals <ul><li>The minimum requirement for membership in NAPGCM is a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Nursing or a related field. Registered Nurses without a Bachelors degree can be members as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Members must be engaged in direct practice, administration or supervision of client-centered services to the elderly and their family </li></ul><ul><li>Members must have supervised experience in the field of gerontology. </li></ul><ul><li>There are Certification Programs for Geriatric Care Managers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How are Families Helped? <ul><li>Working with a GCM saves families time and money. Gives families peace of mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Working with a GCM assists in resolving family conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCM knows resources and connects the elder and family to necessary services. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Quality of Life for All <ul><li>Family Members: </li></ul><ul><li>Have professional guidance in decision making. </li></ul><ul><li>Have peace of mind when they are at a distance. </li></ul><ul><li>Have an objective advocate for their elder. </li></ul><ul><li>Older Adult: </li></ul><ul><li>Have an advocate for all matters of quality of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Have peace of mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Can live safely in least restrictive environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Have someone to guide them with transitions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. GCMs Have High Ethical Standards <ul><li>All NAPGCM members subscribe to the Standards of Practice. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 13 different standards to bring client centered, professional services to the public. </li></ul><ul><li>All NAPGCM members should give clients a copy of the pledge of ethics or list them in their brochure or on their website. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Do I Find a GCM? <ul><li>Each practice is unique in what they have to offer – not everyone offers every service. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your Peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a Care Manager on NAPGCM website. www.caremanager.org </li></ul><ul><li>Always check references and backgrounds. Many individuals say they do this work without the proper training. </li></ul>

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