A professional Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) is certified through the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers. Many home health agencies utilize geriatric care managers who have not been certified or trained. GCMs are required to do 2 years under supervision of a licensed professional such as a social worker, physician, nurse, etc. They must be … Continue reading What is a Geriatric Care Manager?
What is a Geriatrician? A Geriatrician is a physician who has been specifically trained to deal with the medical issues of older adults. They understand the different needs of the older population as concerns medications, changing physical conditions and mental changes. They can diagnose dementia. Many older adults should seek a geriatrician when they reach … Continue reading What is a Geriatrician?
A private duty nurse is an Registered Nurse who administers medications and performs other nursing activities. Private Duty Nurses are used by in-home health agencies to manage the CNAs (Certified Nurse Assistants) and monitor the medical issues of patients they are serving. They are hired by nursing agencies to assist with nursing activities.
Rehabilitative Care is provided in a rehab center when an older adult experiences a stroke or other major disease which requires extensive work with a physical, speech or occupational therapist in order to restore health. New rehab facilities are being built to meet the needs of older adults and others who require more care after … Continue reading What is Rehab Care?
Continuum of Care is a term used in the aging community to describe a senior community that offers care at different stages of senior living. It may have independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and a dementia unit. That way when an older adult has a change of condition, there is somewhere in the system … Continue reading What is Continuum of Care?