What is a Geriatric Care Manager? (GCM)
Geriatric care management is a profession often unknown until a caregiver becomes overwhelmed and recognizes that help is needed. A Geriatric Care Manager (GCM), or an Aging Life Care Professional, is a geriatric social worker who helps seniors and their caregivers to understand what level of care is needed, and helps the senior to obtain that level of care. The goal is to keep the senior in the life he or she has chosen for as long as possible. GCMs work with the senior and the family toward their objectives for care while assisting caregivers in maintaining their own responsibilities.