I started my independent care management practice just over three years ago and from the start enlisted Cathy Cress’ guidance through her “Handbook for Geriatric Care Management”.Carolyn Walsh
Her experience, wisdom and real life approach have provided the best road map that I can refer back to over and over. Additionally, and even better, I joined her on-line course for GCM.
The value of this course is tremendous. For starters, I’m being mentored by someone who has seen it all in our field. Her insight has eliminated so much stress and confusion in moving forward with building my practice. I’ve gained confidence and increased my passion for my profession. The course and Cathy’s approach are practical and doable. Working with other professionals has been an added bonus and their experiences, insights and recommendations are both interesting and valuable. Being a care manager takes commitment, a willingness to learn, confidence to tread in unfamiliar areas and a passion to serve families and individuals! Cathy’s handbook and course have given me the rudder I’ve needed to steer my practice and bring it forward.
As an entrepreneurial professional nurse and seasoned care manager, opening a new solo practice Aging Life Care Professional agency was a challenge. My toolbox and business plan had some areas of need that were filled in with the Handbook of Geriatric Care Management by Cathy Cress. The key to organizing services, products and business marketing are enhanced and supported with the “My Geriatric Care Management Operations Manual Online Course”. The ability to work directly with Cathy with each course was so beneficial as an objective evaluation of knowledge and practice. The course is self-paced and easy to navigate through blackboard. The chats with classmates are an added bonus to hear how other professionals are navigating their businesses and sharing successes and challenges. I believe the key to a successful business is planning and organizing for a strong foundation and Cathy’s Operations Manual Course provides the tools to succeed.Maryann Prudhomme
I recently started my GCM practice and quickly realized that I needed support and guidance. After watching Cathy’s informative YouTube videos regarding growing your GCM business, I opted to purchase the GCM operational manual with online class. Although the manual can be purchased alone, the class provides so much more!
Within the online class, Cathy goes step by step to explain the manual, how it can apply to your business and includes supportive homework and exercises to help you feel more confident in running your own practice. Furthermore, after the completion of each assignment, Cathy grants you complimentary 1:1 consultation to discuss the assignment and clarify any questions you may have!! She truly wants you to succeed!
Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone interested in starting or growing a GCM business. The manual, the class and the GCM handbook equips you with the tools you need to create a customized operational manual for your own business which is PRICELESS!”Vanessa Turner
I am in the process of starting my own GCM practice and I cannot tell you enough how important Cathy’s GCM Operational Manual has been. One thing is to be good in the profession (and it is important, don’t take me wrong) and another – to run a business. Since the last thing I want to do is to fail, I opted to seek professional help. Cathy owned her own GCM practice for 25 years, taught the profession at several major universities, and consulted many startups.
I would highly recommend purchasing a class to go along with the Manual. You get step by step narrated explanation of the product, it is self-paced, and it gives you an opportunity to ask additional questions. Do not ignore her assignments. You’ll miss out on such valuable feedback. Trust me.
All in all, Cathy has been nothing but supportive. She really cares about the profession and wants you to succeed. I am one pleased customer!”Nataliya Cancel
I have been a Geriatric Care Manager for several years. I started with Cathy’s Handbook “Geriatric Care Management” in 2007. I have used Master Mind group and even hired a business coach for systems for a business. I increase my business over the four years with this business coach however, it just was not good for Senior Care or even Adult Children of Aging Parents. Then I found Cathy again. The “My Geriatric Care Management Agency Operations Manual” program was the piece that was missing from tool box of running an Agency. I had majority of the pieces in place however it was the language and each of her programs that was missing. I incorporated some of her ideas to supplement what I had in place. I was struggling with the getting Geriatric Care Management really up and running. I re-branded and using the language I learned from Cathy’s program. I can tell you that just this month I picked up FIVE new clients. Thank you Cathy and her team. If you are struggling like I was this program is the missing piece of your tool box for your business.”Helen Justice