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Professional Geriatric Care Managers Offer Tips for Addressing Sensitive Home Safety Issues for Older Adults
Date:4/17/2013

  •     A time to be particularly vigilant: when an elder is overcome by grief, such as after the death of a spouse.
  • “GCMs are regularly in and out of elders homes and are equipped to understand their physical and cognitive functioning which relates to this issue. Does a person have tremors? How is their eyesight? These are the kinds of questions we address," said Ms. Modigliani, a professional geriatric care manager in the Boston area.

    Retaining independence, while remaining safe, is among the most important issues facing the oldest members of society. Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) regularly help older adults and their families confront challenges including:

    •     whether and under what circumstances to keep driving,
    •     how to safely manage medications,
    •     how to reduce risks of falling or tripping in the home, and
    •     how to deal with guns in the home.

    “GCMs are trained to act as a guide, advocate, and resource for families caring for older relatives and persons with disabilities – among other things, we identify risks facing older adults and help make plans to address safety issues, many which are often complex, before they happen," Ms. Modigliani added.

    “GCMs offer this kind of detailed advice and support on a broad swath of complex safety issues from medication management to cooking for oneself to preventing falls in the home to helping insulate people from Internet scams," said NAPGCM President Jullie Gray.

    Geriatric Care Managers are part of a support network that are knowledgeable about the resources in their communities, and can anticipate needs and be there for the elderly when the family cannot. They can hire and supervise hourly or live-in caregivers as well. Their involvement can give the family a
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