Geriatric Care Management
Should the need arise, StarLight CareGivers is pleased to refer you to a certified, experienced, and compassionate Geriatric Care Manager (GCM). Duanni Hurd is a Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care Association. We will help you sort through all of the choices and make sure that the GCM you choose is the right choice for both the client and for the adult child or family member who find themselves in a crisis on how to help their parents.
Professional geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or disabled persons. The goal is to improve the client's quality of life and reduce family stress through assessment and monitoring, planning and problem-solving, education and advocacy, and family caregiver coaching.
GCM's assist in a variety of areas including but not limited to: Medical Management (attending doctor appointments; facilitating communication between doctor, client; monitoring client's adherence to medical orders and instructions), Communication (keeping family members and professionals informed as to the well-being and changing needs of the client), Legal (referring to or consulting with elder law attorney, providing expert opinion for courts in determining level of care), Financial (reviewing or overseeing bill paying or consulting with accountant or client's Power of Attorney).