Geriatric Care Manager Definition

A Geriatric Care Manager is a social services or nursing professional who coordinates the care of a geriatric individual, including the family, friends and other health care professionals. Most geriatric care managers have had both education and training specific to working with the elderly and helping them maximize and maintain their level of independence. A geriatric care manager can be hired privately or can be assigned to an elderly person who is anticipating discharge from a hospital, rehabilitation or acute-care facility. Prior to discharge, the role of the geriatric care manager is to contact and coordinate the continuing care for the individual that can occur in their home or as an outpatient.

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