12 Questions When Hiring A Geriatric Care Manager

12 Questions When Hiring A Geriatric Care Manager

Posted on July 16, 2014 by ElderCare Resources in Blog, Caregiver Education, Geriatric Care Management, Home Care Non-Medical, Home Health Care Medical

If you are responsible for the care of an elderly parent, spouse or loved one in Phoenix or the East Valley, a Geriatric Care Manager may be a resource for much needed help.  The following are questions to ask, as recommended by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers:

• What services do you provide, or what services does your agency provide?

• If you are with an agency, how many geriatric care managers are in your agency/business?

• We would like an initial consultation, is there a fee and, if so, how much?

• Are you licensed in your profession? If so, describe your professional credentials.

• Are you a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers?

• How long have you been providing care-management services?

• If an emergency occurs, are you available?

• Do you or your company also provide individuals who will come into the home on a regular basis and provide hands-on care?

• In what way(s) do you communicate information with the family, caregivers and the care receiver?

• Is there a live person with whom I can speak? Is he or she available on Sundays and after business hours?

• What are your fees? (This is important before any services are rendered.)

• Can you provide a few references?

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