Are You Dreaming of Starting a Geriatric Care Management Practice? Avoid These Common Mistakes!

Many social workers, nurses and human services professionals are filling a need in the senior market for advocacy, care planning, care coordination and health care navigation by opening businesses in geriatric care management. A business dedicated to helping adult children and their elderly parents. It’s exciting and I would love to see more care managers […]

Has Your Elderly Parent Become Your Midlife Crisis?

Midlife crisis has typically been defined as a period of emotional turmoil in middle age that generally hits around the ages of 40-60. This transitional period is characterized by a strong desire for change. There’s some question as to whether mid-life inevitably equates to a midlfe crisis but we can all agree that in your […]

Counseling and Geriatric Care Management; What’s the Difference?

I’m often asked about the difference between counseling and geriatric care management. In a nut shell, counseling looks at a person’s past and very specifically their emotional state of mind.  A geriatric care manager looks at assessing and coordinating geriatric or elder care services. Some geriatric care managers are clinical social workers and, while capable […]

Nursing Homes: Make the Best of it!

Admitting your aging parent in to a nursing home is a very difficult thing to do even it it’s just temporary. I’ll never forget the look on my dad’s face when he was wheeled out of an ambulance in to a nursing home for rehabilitation. I’ll most definitely not forget that horrible feeling in the […]