What are the tools a geriatric care manager uses? Like a carpenter ,GCM’s have saws and hammers, nails and architectural plans to follow. In the next few blogs I will discuss how the geriatric manager care manager can provide the tools, resources, and support for family caregivers.
In order to do so, it is important for the GCM look at the needs of the older adult in the context of the family unit. This is called the “Whole Family Approach”. How do these needs impact the family? How can family members regain a sense of balance? What are the tools that the care manager can offer family caregivers to assist them in the process? How can care managers best engage family caregivers effectively? Social workers, nurses and professionals in the field of aging all have tools. to help a family. Especially during National Geriatric Care Manager’s month, these tools are important for families and professional to understand and use.