Carlsbad Geriatric Care Manager Choice – Consider the Client’s Wishes!

GCM Include Seniors In DecisionsMake Sure Your Aging Loved One Is Involved in Choosing a Geriatric Care Manager In Carlsbad

If you’ve made the choice to work with a Carlsbad geriatric care manager, your decision-making has only just begun. Establishing how your new “support team” will work together with a GCM, organizing scheduling and responsibilities, and actually choosing a GCM all require thought and discussion among family members. But among all the planning, make sure you don’t leave out one important person…the senior at the center of your efforts!

Involvement From the Start

Particularly if you are a parent of young children, you might be accustomed to organizing care for a vulnerable individual without much input from that person. Remember, though, that your aging parent is in the middle of a stressful transition. They are used to having control of their own life, and now they are increasingly reliant on others to control it for them. It really means a lot to a senior when their family members make it a point to keep them informed and ask them questions about their current and future care.

Valuable Input From San Diego County Geriatric Care Managers

Getting your loved one’s thoughts isn’t just about making them feel better, though. It is important for you! A senior might have desires and preferences that you won’t know about unless you draw them out of them in deliberate conversation. Giving that special person the best care possible will undoubtedly involve discussing that care with them and finding out what they think of it.

Working With Your GCM

Make sure your loved one and the GCM you choose become good friends. Building a great relationship between them from the ground up will do much to make everyone’s job easier over the coming years. Introduce your geriatric care manager in San Diego County or elsewhere to your loved one as just what he or she is—a kind, helpful expert in senior care that is excited about making their life safer and more enjoyable during a special season of life.

Originally posted 2012-10-04 10:30:07.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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