Certified Geriatric Care Management
In California, people can call themselves “Care Managers” without meeting any qualifications. This is why the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers has implemented a certification program which establishes strict guidelines. A Certified Geriatric Care Manager (CMC) credential requires a Bachelor’s degree with specific coursework and training in geriatrics and includes an examination administered by the National Academy of Certified Case Managers. They must also complete continuing education classes and follow a strict Code of Ethics to maintain their professional status. Because In-Home Care is an unregulated industry in California, you need a real professional on your side to help you navigate through the challenging transitions growing older brings.
HomeLife Partners professional Geriatric Care Management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or disabled persons. Our goal is to improve our client’s quality of life and reduce family stress. Our Geriatric Care Managers become the “coach” to help families and clients through the transitions of getting older and often become an advocate, especially when the adult children don’t live locally.
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Do you or family members live too far away from your loved one to make sure things are well?
Care Managers assure comfort and security in Long Distance Care cases.
Care Managers Can Help When:
- Family doesn’t live locally or are unavailable to provide assistance.
- Complex medical conditions require daily monitoring and attention that family can’t provide.
- Alzheimer’s or dementia related behavior becomes out-of-control.
- Bank accounts show unusual activity, bills aren’t getting paid, utilities are shut off.
- Parents won’t stop driving and are putting themselves and others at risk.
- Siblings don’t agree on how to help their parents.
- Neighbors are calling saying your parents need help.
- Parents already live in some type of senior housing, but need more help than is provided.
- Client has short term memory loss and has hired a private Caregiver, but is still not receiving the level of care necessary.
HomeLife Partners Care Manager Services:
|Home Care Services||Determining the appropriate level of services, selecting and managing the Caregiver, recommending changes as needed|
|Medical Management||Attending doctor appointments, facilitating communication between doctor, client, and family, and if appropriate, monitoring client’s adherence to medical orders and instructions|
|Communication||Keeping family members and professionals informed as to the well-being and changing needs of the client|
|Social Activities||Providing opportunities for the client to engage in social, recreational, or cultural activities to enrich the quality of life|
|Legal||Referring to or consulting with elder law attorneys, providing expert opinion for courts in determining level of care|
|Financial||Reviewing or overseeing bill paying, managing household petty cash, consulting with accountant or client’s Power of Attorney|
|Entitlements||Providing information on Federal and state entitlements; connecting families to local programs|
|Safety & Security||Monitoring client at home; recommending technologies to add to security or safety; observing changes and potential risks of exploitation or abuse|