What does it take to do a caregiver assessment? It takes a care manager who has either an educational certificate or degree in care management or a practitioner with at least a bachelor’s in the human service’s field and at least 2 years of care management experience to be qualified to do a caregiver assessment. Practitioners should also credentialed in care management either through, the National Academy of Certified Case Managers (CMC) the National Association of Social Worker’s Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM) or a certified Social Work Case Manager (C-SWCM), Commission for Case Management Certification Certified Case Manager (CCM) are the most common . But there are more. The important point is this is a skilled professional tool that not only take the ability to do the assessment but also create and care plan with solution to the overburdened family caregiver, who is unpaid and many times on the edge of burnout.
Rona Bartlestone and Chery Whitman will be doing a chapter on the new geriatric care management certification through NAACM in the Handbook of Geriatric Care Management 4th edition, coming out in fall 2015.