Why You Should Hire a Geriatric Care Manager

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Blog by Turning Point Senior Care Solutions

Geriatric Care Managers are a gift. Whether you live with your loved one or are hundreds of miles away, a GCM can be a very valuable asset.

What is a Geriatric Care Manager?

A GCM is like a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to senior care. They are health care professionals from various backgrounds, specializing in senior care. A manager will help you assess your loved ones situation, navigate health care, and coordinate necessary services.

Why You Should Hire a Geriatric Care Manager

There are several reasons hiring a GCM is a good idea. Here are just a few of the roles a GCM will fill for you:


Filling out all the paperwork, making difficult decisions, and dealing with all the emotions can be very overwhelming. A geriatric care manager can help relieve that stress. They can observe and asses what steps need to be taken, and walk you through each of them.


Doctor appointments and medications can be complicated to keep track of. With a manager, you won’t have to worry about those things. A GCM will also coordinate household services such as housekeeping and lawn care.


If your loved one is living in a care community of some kind, a manager can make sure his or her needs are being met. They will frequently stop in and check on your loved one so you can rest assured that all is well.


A GCM is a voice for your loved one. They will keep you up to date and in the know. This is especially important for those dealing with memory loss.


It can sometimes be uncomfortable for a senior to fully confide in a family member. A manager can be that confidant your loved one can trust with details he or she may be afraid to share with you. This will allow the manager to make the best decisions regarding services and care.


Having an elderly loved one in need of care can be difficult and a little scary. A geriatric care manager may be just what you and your loved one need to navigate this uncharted territory. They are a gift worth investing in.

Additional Reading:

Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manager? by June Gross