May is National Geriatric Care Managers Month

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Let’s Celebrate Our Geriatric Care Managers!

While seniors and their families may spend a good amount of time researching or receiving care from senior care professionals; many may not know exactly who the people are that provide the care or what kind of care options are available. To provide recognition and awareness of Geriatric Care Managers (GCM), we celebrate National Geriatric Care Manager Month in May.

A professional GCM is a health and human services specialist who helps families caring for older relatives. Geriatric Care Managers are professionals who have extensive training and experience working with older people, people with disabilities and families who need assistance with caregiving issues. They assist older adults who wish to remain in their homes, or can help families in the search for a suitable nursing home placement or extended care if the need occurs.

This year, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) is promoting their third annual national campaign to promote geriatric care management during the month of May. NAPGCM is a non-profit professional development organization whose mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership. NAPGCM members throughout the country will celebrate National Geriatric Care Managers Month by providing seminars, webinars, special events related to geriatric care management, open houses, and other educational activities for the public.

For ideas and information about celebrating National Geriatric Care Managers Month, click here.

For information about working with a Geriatric care manager, click here.

About NAPGCM

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) was formed in 1985 to advance dignified care for older adults and their families. The practice of geriatric care management and the role of care providers have captured a national spotlight, as generations of Baby Boomers age in the United States and abroad.

About Alternatives for Seniors

Alternative for Seniors is proud to recognize National Geriatric Care Manager Month. If you or a senior loved one is searching for home care, hospice, or a senior living residence, visit alternativesforseniors.com. There, you can find a wealth of information about senior apartments, independent-living, assisted-living, alzheimer’s specialty care, continuing-care communities, and a number of senior services and care options.

Alternatives for Seniors is a print and online directory that specifically caters to the housing and personal care concerns of senior citizens and their families since 1992. Call our Senior Specialists at (888) WE-ASSIST (888-932-7747) or visit the Alternatives for Seniors website to begin searching for the perfect home for you or your loved ones. Also, be sure to join our Facebook community and follow us on Twitter.

 

BLOG Date: May 13, 2014

Writer: Ryan Allen