The Geriatric Care Manager can recommend more than one intervention to solve a single problem. For example, an additional intervention to assist our GCM You Tube client, Mrs. Sterling to accept care could be as follows: The problem of Mrs. Sterling is resistant to care: Mrs. Sterling needs care but has resisted care because she wants her daughter to do the care and wants to save her estate for her special needs son
The multiple interventions the Sterling family problem are
a. Geriatric care manager to hold family meeting in one week to discuss this problem with adult children and discuss hiring financial planner and elder law attorney to help solve problems and accept older son’s offer to pay for mother’s care if paid back after her death.
b. If siblings accept plan for involvement of financial planner and elder law elder, they will prepare financial plans and legal documents to have Bob, willingly lend his mother the money for care on the condition he will get it back in his inheritance.
c. Elder law attorney to meet with Mrs. Sterling and with her consent set up a Special Need’s Trust for son Michael.
Because older clients often have chronic disease, the absence of disease or cure for problem or return to normal is rarely a goal. Mrs. Sterling’s problem for paying for needed care takes multiple, creative interventions to create a care plan for the family. These interventions are written in a way that the GCM ,Mrs. Sterling the client and her family can measure whether they were completed and doable.