Houston Geriatric Care Managers

Houston Geriatric Care Managers are health and human services specialists who act as a guides and advocates for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults.There are a number of  Houston Geriatric Care Managers servicing Harris, Fort bend, Montgomery and surrounding counties.

Houston Geriatric Care Managers may be educated in nursing, social work, gerontology or psychology with a specific focus on the needs of an aging or elderly person.

Houston Geriatric Care managers are able to assist in a variety of areas including but not limited to:

  • Medical management– This may include attending doctors appointments, facilitating communication between family, patient and doctors. This can be so helpful to families who because of work duties or distance to travel are unable to accompany their loved one to appointments. to have someone who is knowledgeable of the medical system acting as an advocate for your loved one takes a huge burden off of families.
  • Connecting families to appropriate entitlement programs they may qualify for and to professionals such as Eldercare Attorneys and Financial Planners who may be able to help.  Houston Geriatric Care Managers are in the know when it comes to services and programs you may be entitled to.They are well connected and respected in the community.
  • Home Care Needs-Helping a family determine the  appropriate home care needs and securing services with reputable companies.
  • Placement-Helping a family find and secure appropriate placement for a loved one and ensuring the transition goes smoothly. Houston Geriatric Care Managers are familiar with the different properties in the Houston area including assisted living, independent living, memory care, personal care homes, nursing homes and transitional care. They can advise you where the best place to place your loved one will be.
  • Monitoring a client at home to ensure their safety. Houston Geriatric Care Managers will observe changes and potential risks in the patient’s environment.
  • Communicating to all family members of changes their loved one may be experiencing. Houston Geriatric Care Managers may act as the eyes and ears for families who live long distances away or those who often have to travel for work..
  • May review and oversee bill paying and consultation with the clients accountant or Power of Attorney.
  • Advocating for the patient in the event of a hospitalization.