Increasing Demand for Geriatric Care Managers

As the need for additional care and support increases, older adults and their loved ones can become overwhelmed as they search through the myriad options available to them, including assisted living, skilled nursing, and home care.  Geriatric care managers help guide seniors and their families through the sometimes confusing long term care system. Although not typically covered by insurance, families who choose to hire a geriatric care manager can benefit from an easier transition into the appropriate care setting, as well as assistance with understanding payment issues, such as long term care insurance, Medicaid, etc.

A recent story in the New York Times estimates that there are about 7,000 geriatric care managers currently practicing in the U.S., many of whom started as nurses or social workers.  But the coming explosion of the aging population–over 71 million Americans will be over age 65 by 2030–brings with it anticipated growth in aging services in a variety of fields, including geriatric care management.

To learn more about Geriatric Care Manager, visit the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Click here to read the full NY Times story.

 

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