Articles on "Geriatric Care Management"

March 5, 2012 8:00 pm

CARF introduces case management standards to Aging Services accreditation area

CARF International released accreditation standards for case management for organizations providing services in the aging services field. The standards are in the newly published 2012 editions of the Aging Services and CARF–CCAC standards manuals, both in electronic and print formats at “Many aging services organizations offer home and community services for diverse populations that continue to reside in their own homes,” said Sue Matthiesen, managing director of CARF’s Aging Services accreditation area. “Case management accreditation provides standards for delivering […]

An Extra Set of Eyes with a Home Care Agency
August 17, 2011 4:40 pm

An Extra Set of Eyes with a Home Care Agency

How one couple received ‘undercover care’ through a unique cleaning service When it comes to deciding where to spend their future years, an increasing number of seniors are choosing to remain in the comforts of their homes.  It can be difficult, however, for their family members or care managers to keep a close eye on the household.  Fran and Jack Lish are among this growing niche, preferring to remain in their Gaithersburg, Md. apartment.  Fortunately, with the unique services provided […]

Having a Health Care Manager and Friends to Turn to
February 28, 2011 12:00 am

Having a Health Care Manager and Friends to Turn to

Hal Ely could never forget that day at the bowling alley when he met Kay, the woman that would become his future wife of nearly 50 years. “I kept making strikes that day,” he said with a laugh. “I went over and showed her and her friend how to score for two strikes in a row.” Eventually they were put on the same summer league team while Kay became Hal’s personal cheering section as he umpired for baseball games. And […]

A Helping Hand in Elder Care
June 22, 2010 12:06 pm

A Helping Hand in Elder Care

*Anthony Coruzzi — Three Brothers* For Anthony (Tony) Coruzzi and his family, nothing is more important than the strong bond they share. And on this particular day, they are happily gathered at the family-owned restaurant, Pizza John’s, where they are celebrating not only their love for Tony but their gratitude that he still is enjoying the family business and a part of the three brothers, thanks to Ivory House. It was in 1967 that Tony Coruzzi joined his brothers Pete […]

A Care Manager Provides a Family with Resources
May 19, 2010 2:38 pm

A Care Manager Provides a Family with Resources

Emma Alford moved her mother Annie Davis, also affectionately known as Ms. Daisy, from Mt. Vernon NY to care for her. For Emma, it was the best option after her father had passed away, especially with all of her siblings living outside of New York. It was only nine months after Emma moved her mom into her home that Ms. Daisy wanted to live on her own and be as independent as possible. She then moved into an apartment building […]

April 7, 2010 12:40 pm

Skilled Nursing Homes: Geriatric Care Manager Certifications

It is highly important to consider a Geriatric Care Manager’s (GCM) certifications before enlisting their services for yourself or a loved one. According to its website, members of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) in 2006 voted to approve a new requirement that all members hold at least one of four approved certifications. As of Jan. 1, 2010, all current and renewing members must hold one of these certifications and since January of 2008, it has been […]

February 23, 2009 5:07 pm

A Resource Available 24/7: Seniorcare

While Geriatric Care Managers are there to help guide individuals through what can be a complex world of retirement resources, there are times when they step in as a source of comfort and feel like family in tough times. That is most likely what one client would say of Arlene Saks Martin, LCSW-C, CCM, whose services span Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Harford Counties. This client is 67 years old and lives independently in her home. […]

March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Communicating with Alzheimer’s Patients

Good communication is essential in every walk of life, and especially in ongoing relations with victims of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), an irreversible, degenerative illness. As the disease progresses, AD patients gradually lose their ability to comprehend and function, posing a formidable challenge to professional caregivers and families alike. That’s why communicating with AD sufferers effectively has become a “linguistic science,” one in which caregivers and families must modify their manner of speaking. AD patients can only absorb so much within […]

March 20, 2008 12:00 am

How To Ease Hospital Adjustment

When the daily lives of older adults are interrupted by illness and hospitalization the result can be mental confusion and disorientation. Known as delirium, this can be a distressing situation for an individual’s loved ones. However, programs such as HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program) at Inova Fairfax Hospital have been established to prevent delirium. The HELP program seeks to maintain cognitive and physical functioning of high risk adults throughout hospitalization and ultimately enhance their independence when discharged. A primary goal […]

Maintaining a Positive Outlook with Senior Care
October 25, 2007 12:00 am

Maintaining a Positive Outlook with Senior Care

Anyone who knows 87-year-old Shirley Gantz can see that nothing will change her positive outlook. “My cup runneth over,” she said, when asked about her life, “I have felt so blessed.” As she attributes this fortune of her life to the people and things that have always been there when she needed it, she can say one of those supportive individuals was her geriatric care manager. When Diane Schaefer of Schaefer & Associates, LLC, met Shirley, she wanted to move […]