What is a Geriatric Nursing Consultant?

Geriatric Care Manager/Aging Life Care ExpertA Geriatric Nursing Consultant:

  • Serves as the professional link between families and senior service resources.
  • Is a patient advocate for families and aging individuals to help them cope with the emotional and physical stress of care-giving and to navigate the healthcare system.
  • Provides a comprehensive in-home assessment of physical, cognitive, and functional needs.
  • Creates care plans to resolve problems and identify strengths.
  • Screens, arranges and monitors in-home health care or services.
  • Reviews financial, legal, or end of life issues and refers to the appropriate resources to assist in conserving assets.
  • Acts as a liaison between families and long-distance caregivers.
  • Offers guidance regarding alternative housing options including assisted living.
  • Supports, educates and advocates for seniors and their families.
  • Works closely with the patient’s primary health care providers and family members to develop a plan to assist you and your family.