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National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Announce that May is National Geriatric Care Managers Month
Date:5/3/2013

Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) May 03, 2013

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers will celebrate May 2013 as National Geriatric Care Managers Month by providing seminars, webinars and other special events to educate the public about the value they bring in helping people with health challenges, as well as their families.

"Geriatric Care Managers across the country work tirelessly to help aging family members and their caregivers navigate the healthcare maze," said Jullie Gray, President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

“We hope to help people better understand the work we do through the public education and awareness activities we have planned for May. We want the public to know that there are highly qualified professionals they can turn to for help,” added Ms. Gray.

What is a Professional Geriatric Care Manager?

Professional Geriatric Care Managers are specialized human service professionals advocating and directing the care of seniors and others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, their expertise provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance and advocacy leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love.

What Kinds of Services Do Professional Geriatric Care Managers Provide?

Professional Geriatric Care Managers provide a range of services including:

  •     Assessment - providing an independent evaluation of care needs, helping families gauge and select appropriate, effective services
  •     Coordination of care – monitoring care, facilitating smooth transitions from one setting to another, attending doctor appointments, and helping clients to achieve optimum care
  •     Communication – keeping family members
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