Geriatric Care Management

Betty C.

A geriatric care manager (GCM) is a professional who specializes in assisting older adults and their families. Many geriatric care managers have training in gerontology, social work, nursing, or counseling.

Depending on the individual circumstance, geriatric care managers will:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify current needs and help plan for the future
  • Recommend, arrange and monitor in-home help or other services
  • Review financial, legal, or medical issues and make appropriate referrals to other professionals
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Act as a liaison to families at a distance, alert families to problems
  • Provide objective perspective and help families to work together
  • Assist with moving an older person to a more appropriate setting
  • Provide consumer education and advocacy
  • Offer counseling and support

Some GCM’s also provide family or individual therapy, money management, and conservatorship or guardianship assistance. GCM’s have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of services in their community.



“Words alone cannot express my gratitude for all that you have done for my mom and our family these past several years. Your blend of professional expertise with a talent to connect with people (all sorts of people!) are qualities that one doesn’t often find in one individual. I am so grateful to have met and worked with you”
—Client’s daughter

“You were a great help to Mom, but mostly to me and my sisters. Thank you for everything that you did for all of us.”
—Client’s son

“Thank you so much for all your help…I could not have gotten through these last few years without you.”
—Client’s daughter

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