What is a Geriatric Care Manager?

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?

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?