by Cheryl Smith, MA
Delegate to The Experts
Just as you might delegate tasks at home or work to
those with proven expertise, take the same approach when
it comes to determining a plan for your parent’s future.
Seek expertise from a proven professional and you’ll
know that you’re getting information you can count on
while avoiding costly mistakes from trying to figure it
out on your own.
With a geriatric care manager, you’ll get inside
knowledge on everything from local facilities, in-home
services, and where to find medical equipment and
supplies to unadvertised benefits entitled by various
associations—local (such as Alzheimer’s Association) or
national (such as Veterans). Most of all, their
encouraging support will allow you to continue the
routine of your daily life while staying fully involved
with your parent’s aging experience. With a geriatric
care manager, your time with mom or dad becomes bonding
time, not time trying to haggle over what to do next.
Do you want flexibility to manage your day, putting
priority on the important instead of the urgent? Do you
want to prepare for the unexpected ahead of time? Do you
want to work smarter, not harder? Do you want to enjoy
your time with your parents without frustrating
arguments and exhausting power struggles?
Contact a geriatric care manager to help you set up a
strategic plan organizing and implementing the care your
parent needs. They will help you fulfill your own needs
to be involved as closely as possible while maintaining
your own personal and professional obligations. Whether
you need help for a day, a few months or a few years,
let decisions about the care of the people you love most
be guided by someone who’s been there before.
Today’s geriatric care managers are experts at wading
through the decisions and for a reasonable hourly fee,
can open you to a world of options. Their professional
suggestions are based on broad experience, understanding
of geriatric issues and most of all, the needs of your