I am a big advocate of using geriatric care managers to help families, especially when the elder’s children live out of state or far away.  A geriatric care manager (GCM) can help families cope with the challenges such as helping the family to identify problems or assistance which the elder may need, helping to arrange for in-home help or services, offering crisis intervention, making sure things are going well with the elder and alerting out-of-town family members about any issues.  A GCM is also useful with assisting an elder in moving to a retirement complex or nursing home facility and offering counseling and support to the elder or their family.

For more information about the benefits of working with a care manager, please visit the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association.

As your family circumstances change, contact trusted Tampa Florida area attorney, Laurie Ohall, to establish the necessary documents for your family’s health and financial protection.