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My Mother Doesn’t Listen To Me!
The New Role Of Eldercare Mediation  

By Doris Haas, RN, CCM, CMC
(Page 3 of 3)

Why Do Geriatric Care Managers (with mediation training) Make The Best Eldercare Mediators?
 
Unlike lawyers, who have specialized knowledge of elder law and legal issues, geriatric care managers have specialized knowledge of elder care.  We know what successful aging is, understand the healthcare system, know the local resources for seniors, understand housing options, insurance, and the different types of home health services.  We can talk about end of life decisions and discuss palliative versus aggressive care. The utmost important goal is to provide the highest quality of life for our elders and can offer different options to achieve this.
 
Professional geriatric care managers are generally nurses and social workers with extensive experience working with seniors.  We can evaluate and assist families in determining what course of action will provide the best care for their loved one. 
 
For distant families, we can oversee the entire scope of care for our clients.  We are on call 24/7 and keep families informed of changes.  We provide peace of mind for families, as they know there is someone there to manage any situation that may arise.  We are client advocates.

 


Doris Haas is the owner of Atlas Care Management & Eldercare Mediation.  She has 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse in Broward County, Fl., and is also a Certified Case manager, Care Manager Certified, Dementia Care Specialist, and Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator.  She serves clients in N. Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

 

 

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