What to about Mom or Dad?
Find the Expertise You Need in a Professional Geriatric
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 parentsí health concerns
taking me away from my family?
Are the problems that my parents are
facing becoming larger and more complex than I can
What kind of help would increase
safety while maintaining my parentsí dignity and
What kinds of assistance can my
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.