“Geriatric care managers are wonder woman for long-distance care providers? ” This is an important message for care managers to use before the upcoming holidays.
Your copy in an ad or website should include-
“It’s a preventative and prudent idea to have a geriatric care manager in the town where your older relative resides. If there is a crisis, it is cheaper to have a GCM solve it. In an urgent situation, a care manager can go to the hospital or emergency room. This is saner and more cost-effective than you getting on last-minute, expensive flights. You can still go but they can immediately be there to deal with the crisis. They are good insurance.
Even when making marketing visits to 3rd parties like elder law attornies or wealth managers, you can pitch “Before any crisis, the GCM do an initial assessment and visit your long distance older relative periodically (once a month, once every two months).This is preventative. That way they are there for you when you need them and have all the information to solve the problem.”
Here is a better line for long distance adult children:
“Think of care managers the way you do one of those blow-up beds. You can pump them up when you need them in a crisis—perhaps avoid that crisis, and you yourself can sleep more soundly and with more peace of mind in your own bed.
Some of the things a geriatric care manager can do for long distance care providers are:
1. Save you money by helping keep your parent out of the hospital and you off emergency long-distance flights.
2.Facilitate a family discussion of needs, resources, and division of labor among friends family
3. Recommend ways to proactively prepare and plan for a parent’s possible health care crisis.
4. Work on family cooperation to formulate a realistic parent-care plan.
5.Assess the strengths and weaknesses of all of the potential caregivers
6. Help adult siblings resolve conflicts about care decisions.
7. Help siblings act together in the best interest of the parent
8.Decrease the tension between hometown and long distance siblings
9. Help the long-distance care provider deal with guilt and frustration that may result from their inability to provide more of the day-to-day care.
10. Locate aging resources in your elder parents area quickly and without you having to do it.
Learn more about gaining new long-distance care provider clients -this coming holiday season.
Join me in my new Webinar
5 Ways to Tame the Turbulence of Holiday Meltdown in Aging Families
During the busiest season for care management referrals-
You Will Learn:
- How to give hope to frantic children who call, after seeing their aging parent struggling with the rituals
- How to sell services to desperate adult child callers
- How to use GCM tools to contain Holiday chaos
- How to use financial forecasting to prepare for growth during the holidays
- How to work with both dysfunctional and long-distance families who call during the holidays