Who are you looking for as the Geriatric Care Manager/Director of your GCM Private Duty Home Care program? A highly qualified geriatric care manager who:
1. At the launch of the program a GCM who will do all intakes and care management of older or disabled adults, using the forms and following the directions in your GCM Operation Manual
2. Will communicate with clients and their family members, doctors and medical staff; and monitor clients’ situation on an ongoing basis.
3. Will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Program; ensuring provision of services to GCM clients; and supervise administrative and professional staff and the program grows.
What are the some personality qualifications to look for in Hiring A GCM
qMust be a self-starter and take accountability for own actions.
qMust be professional who is well organized, detail oriented – able to handle the “right brain” and “left brain” activities.
qMust possess high energy while respecting personal boundaries (i.e., avoiding burnout)
qMust be a multi tasker able to handle the problems of multiple chronic care clients and their aging families at the same time.