Not all Home Care Agencies are created equal.
Who is an advocate for your loved-one?
Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) are uniquely trained and skilled as patient advocates and as a health care resource for the patient and their family.
The in-depth training GMC’s obtain is in nursing, social work, or gerontology. They usually have years of professional experience and extensive knowledge about the costs of senior services, various types of insurances, and the quality and availability of care in the community.
GMC’s will assist with discharge transitions from hospital to home.
They will coordinate the multi-agency care that is required by adults with chronic illnesses or seniors who may have physical or mental impairments. The goal of the GCM is to collaborate with the client and/or family to meet the long term care needs, improve quality of life, and maintain or restore a prior functional level of independence for each patient.
At AA Care Services, we employ an RN Geriatric Care Manager
As a licensed private duty home care agency, AA Care Services employs an RN Geriatric Care Managerto perform the initial assessment for adults or seniors requiring assistance with their long term care needs.
Typically, the services that are required include activities of daily living (ADL) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
- ADL’s include bathing, grooming, and assistance with safe mobility or transfers
- IADL’s are those tasks that help keep the senior safely at home and include meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, grocery shopping, assistance with paying bills, pet care, etc.
At AA Care Services, our goal is to assist the client through the continuum of care.
Given the constant changes in healthcare and senior services, seniors and their families require someone with knowledge about senior health resources. A home care agency with a GMC will advocate for seniors to ensure quality of care and assist them to remain at home.
Helen Trowsdale, President of AA Care Services, is a nurse administrator with over 30 years of experience as a BSN, psychiatric nurse, and geriatric care manager with adults as well as pediatrics in hospitals, private duty home health care agencies, and residential home health care. Her team of caregivers are dedicated to serving their clients with home care in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Austin; providing clients with consistent, quality care while minimizing the number of caregivers in the home. Learn more about AA Care Services.