Geriatric Care Management (G.C.M.)

When aging starts to make life more challenging, Helping Hands of America can help by providing geriatric care management services that protect the health, safety and well-being of your loved one.

These services can be especially helpful for families who live some distance away and cannot be there to manage the day-to-day needs of a loved one.

With Helping Hands of America, you can trust that your family member is being cared for by experienced, professional aides who are passionate about what they do. Our mission is to provide the highest level of care to ensure that your loved one enjoys the best quality of life possible and that you have complete peace of mind.

As your geriatric care manager, we will provide the following services:

In-Home Nurse Assessment

  • One of our nurses will perform a comprehensive in-home assessment of your loved one’s physical condition and social situation, identify concerns and set goals for independent living.
  •  A key here is our nurse will also catalog all of the drugs that your family member is taking.  Medication Management is one of the KEY differentiators we bring to the table.  A G.C.M. with a Social Work background doesn’t share the same medical background our nurses do.  They don’t understand drug interaction, or the catastrophic results that can come from drug interaction.  Time and again over the past 13 years our nurses have caught a mood/behavioral shift due to a new drug being introduced to the clients life; without the  benefit of running it past someone who knew the persons medical history.
  • Using information from this assessment, the nurse will develop a personalized care plan that will be followed by the aide at each visit. We carefully match our clients and aides using information gathered in the assessment regarding personality, interests and life experience. 

Coordination of Care and Referrals

  • Our staff assists families living at a distance by overseeing care and notifying families of problems and changes in their loved one’s needs.
  • We keep the lines of communication open by providing regular updates on your family member and are always available to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have.
  • Our staff provides clients and families counseling on Elder Care issues.
  • We can assist with moving an older person to or from an assisted or independent living community, retirement community or nursing home, or simply downsizing.
  • The rental/purchase and delivery of any required durable medical equipment can be coordinated by our staff.
  • We can review financial, legal, or medical issues and offer referrals to geriatric specialists such as elder law attorneys and physicians.