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 […]

7 Simple Things That Can Make You a Better Caregiver!

Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes… Some are family members; some are not. Some provide care 24 hours a day; some worry from a distance. Some are paid; some are not. Regardless of your shape or size as a caregiver, there are days you feel like you’re at the end of your rope. For […]

How To Take The First Step Toward Building Your Senior Care Business!

  With the dramatic increase in the 65+ population, you can practically hear the stampede of entrepreneurs running towards elder care and senior care businesses. I’m often asked for advice on how to get started! My expertise is in the private pay service areas of elder or senior care; geriatric care management, life coach, counselor,  […]

Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Aging Families

As a geriatric care manager, I’m often called when a difficult family has created disruption and chaos with service providers and their staff.  A geriatric care manager can help elder care and senior care providers cope and care for difficult families in an attempt to ensure that the older adult continues to receive the care […]

Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and the Geriatric Care Manager

A physical and occupational therapist can assist with mobility or activities of daily living but often they find their clients need assistance with life care planning and the “big picture” of their lives. It’s not uncommon for therapist (by default) to take on the role of geriatric care manager. This can become uncomfortable when you’re […]

Aging Parents: Let’s Talk Home Health Care Agencies!

There are two different types of home health care agencies that I want you to be familiar with: Medical and Non-Medical. Depending on your location, you may or may not have a lot of options but basically the following information will educate you about what to expect and help you with your elder care planning… […]

Aging Parents: Hospital Discharges

Hospital discharge planning is the process of developing a plan post hospitalization for an individual to receive appropriate services {think home health, rehab or nursing home}. The hospital by law must identify, at an early stage of hospitalization, all patients who are likely to suffer adverse health consequences upon discharge. For our purpose, this identification […]