What is a Care Manager?

A geriatric care manager is a professional who specializes in assisting older persons and their families in meeting their long-term care needs.

FGCMA members have training in gerontology, social work, nursing, and/or counseling. They have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of services in their communities. FGCMA’s Online Membership Directory provides a list of names and contact information of qualified care managers in your area and throughout Florida.

Services Provided:

Geriatric care managers help families adjust and cope with the challenges of aging by:

  • Conducting care-planning assessments to identify problems, eligibility for assistance, and need for assistance;
  • Screening, arranging, and monitoring in-home help or other services;
  • Reviewing financial, legal, or medical issues and offering referrals to geriatric specialists to avoid future problems and conserve assets;
  • Providing crisis intervention;
  • Acting as a liaison to families at a distance, making sure things are going well and alerting families to problems;
  • Assisting with moving an older person to or from a retirement complex, care home, or nursing home;
  • Providing consumer education and advocacy;
  • Offering counseling and support.