Families are wonderful pillars of support, particularly when a loved one needs assistance. But when everyone wants to be involved with a relative’s care, there’s bound to be opposing opinions regarding the care plan and coordination. This is when tempers can begin to rise and family goes from being supportive to stressful.

In times of stressful family care coordination, a geriatric care manager (GCM) can help. GCMs are trained to assist families in determining what kind of care an elderly person requires and how to best coordinate long-term care. They can also act as mediators when sons, daughters, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, etc. find themselves at odds when trying to plan the eldercare of their loved one.

GCMs & Home Care

One of the benefits of using a GCM to help coordinate care is that they are professionals trained to work with many different types of people and organizations. A GCM can help coordinate medical care, work with attorneys and coordinate with your chosen in-home care agency. Home care agencies, like Live Free Home Health Care of Concord, New Hampshire, work seamlessly with GCMs to help relieve family stress and enhance quality of life in the home.

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