What is a Geriatric Care Manager?
A Geriatric Care Manager is a health care professional that assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential by coordinating care and support services with sensitivity and respect, and provides advice and resources to the families of older adults. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed. Geriatric Care Managers are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities.
Geriatric Care Managers who are members of the national Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) differ from Patient Advocates, Senior Advisors, Senior Navigators, and Elder Advocates. ALCA members must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements of the organization, and all care manager members are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. For more information on membership requirements, please click here.