If you watched my last you Tube, What is a GCM, here is a synopsis.
What is geriatric care management? It is simply steps taken by a geriatric care manger to solve older people’s problems. Who are geriatric care managers? They are social workers, nurses, human service professionals, fiduciaries, and gerontologists
Who does the GCM serve? They serves older people families of older people, adult children, long-distance care provides third parties who represent older people.
When does the GCM serve older people? They serve them when the older person or family is in crisis. is experiencing a serious problem., preventively and on demand when the quality of an older person’s life, needs to be increased, when players rendering service to the older person need to be managed and when adult children need assurance and a “Peace of mind .
How does GCM solve these problems? A GCM uses classic social work and nursing tools, including the steps of client assessment. , Care planning, service coordination. referral to community resources and monitoring.
What Makes a GCM different than the public sector case manager? , The GCM’s product is great service (like Nordstrom’s). They serve 2 groups at once, older people and their families, provide highly personalized service, and have much smaller caseloads than public case managers. They GCM have great flexibility to deliver services to elderly clients.
GCM’s are also available on a 24-hour basis, on weekends, on holiday’s 24/7 one to one services. They respond to client’s need at the convenience of the client.
The GCM crosses the line PAST public human services into the for profit service sector. You can review this is my You Tube video November 10, 2012.
In the next You Tube segment of my new channel will be How a GCM Does a Psychosocial Assessment. It will be up on November 13, tomorrow.