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What to about Mom or Dad?
Find the Expertise You Need in a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

By Cheryl Smith, MA

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When To Seek Help

If you are asking yourself the following questions, a geriatric care manager might be the answer:

  • Are my parents safe in their home? 

  • Are bills being paid on time?

  • Should my parents be driving?

  • Are my parents’ health concerns taking me away from my family? 

  • Are the problems that my parents are facing becoming larger and more complex than I can comfortably manage?

  • What kind of help would increase safety while maintaining my parents’ dignity and independence? 

  • What kinds of assistance can my parents afford?

  • What local resources might my parents benefit from?
    (Adapted from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers)

  • Find a Geriatric Care Manager

Visit the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers website www.caremanager.org for a searchable database of reputable national care managers.


Cheryl Smith is the president of Kansas City Home Care, Inc. She is a gerontologist and a long-standing member of the National Association of Professional Care Managers (GCM), past president of the Midwest Chapter of GCM and a founding member of the National Private Duty Association. For more information, call 913-341-4800 or visit www.kchomecare.com.

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