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

by Cheryl Smith, MA
(Page 4 of 4)

When you decide to seek help from a professional care manager, you’ll get the answers you are looking for, plenty of options, and the emotional support you need.

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.
 

 

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