According to the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, “Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) are health and human services specialists who help families care for older relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible. The PGCM may be trained in any of a number of fields related to long-term care, including, but not limited to, nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. The PGCM acts as a guide and advocate — identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent’s needs to addressing the life change of a family affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinsons or other symptoms of dementia.”
The geriatric care managers at ElderCare at Home are dedicated professionals with years of experience and expertise working with patients and families struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other types of memory impairments.
Our geriatric care managers are advanced degreed professionals including, Social Workers and Registered Nurses. They are required to be members of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers or the Case Management Society of America. Additionally, each care manager is certified by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (CMC) or by the Commission for Case Management Certification (CCM). Although each care manager is a dedicated clinician, all of our services are provided by warm, caring and compassionate professionals in the least medicinal way possible. Our client’s are never referred to as “cases”. They are patients and families that want and need our care and expertise and they are always treated with dignity and respect.
Our Integrated ElderCare Model (IEC) focuses on the needs of the whole family. Whether you are a patient, caregiver, spouse, child, grandchild or friend, our comprehensive services will help you, help your loved one.
Most of our patient’s not only suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but have been diagnosed with other chronic conditions such as: diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, congestive heart failure (CHF), anxiety and/or depression.
Our care managers create, implement and monitor an ElderCare Plan® that not only provides ongoing and continuous care, but that incorporates all of the medical, physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient. Each care manager directs a multidisciplinary team that assures that all of the patient’s needs are met.
To learn how our geriatric care management services can help you keep your loved one at home, please call us at 800-209-4342 or visit our website.
Elayne Forgie, CMC, SRES
ElderCare at Home, Inc.
ElderCare Resource Center, Inc.