At GeriatricCare Solutions (GCS), our geriatric care managers offer extensive knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of health care and community resources in the Texas area. Our professional staff can assist in a wide range of elder care services including financial planning, care planning, monitoring and community resource recommendations.
We are licensed professionals trained in all aspects of the aging continuum. As a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) we aspire to the highest level of ethics and professional conduct. We evaluate your situation and make recommendations in the best interest of your loved one.
Families often experience fear, and even guilt, when making life changing decisions for a loved one. At GeriatricCare Solutions we can help relieve the anxiety. During the decision process the family will be reassured knowing they have someone to safeguard their best interests. We understand that good outcomes can only be derived from good decisions. Our care managers place you in a position to make good decisions that lead to the best possible outcomes.
The senior care industry is enormous and understanding its many aspects can be daunting and confusing. Most families become involved when there is an event or crisis that precipitates the need for services. Regardless of the situation, it is stressful and can become overwhelming. A GeriatricCare Manager (GCM) can serve as an independent and objective source in assisting the family to determine what is best for a family's loved one. Hospital discharge planners, rehabilitation facility social workers and home health admission nurses may be well intentioned but can you be assured that they place your loved ones best interest first? Families caught in the midst of a crisis are forced to make difficult decisions based upon representations from these companies. At GCS we help families separate fact from fiction. During the decision process the family can be reassured knowing they have someone to safeguard their best interests.
There are numerous urban legends concerning Medicare and Medicaid. Many Texas families think that if they are over age 65 their healthcare is automatically taken care of by the government. What they may not realize is that the government has certain requirements and limits as to whom they will pay and for how long. Medicaid has income and asset limits that are reviewed upon application for benefits. If not properly safeguarded, then families will find that much of their savings may have to be spent to pay long-term care expenses. There are means to protect family assets and income. The key is to prepare early and not wait until the day before putting a loved one in the nursing home. Even if you are applying for Medicaid today, we can assist you in saving time and your money.
Families often find themselves unsure how to best help their loved one. For example, a parent may have lived in the same house for many years but now has developed memory loss or is having trouble living alone. The family is sickened by the idea of utilizing an assisted living facility but something must be done! Our care manager can conduct an assessment within the home to determine the level of care that is needed. If the needs can be met at home, the GCM can provide screening assistance to determine which home health provider or other services would best meet those needs. Once again an objective professional can safeguard your loved one's best interest.
There comes a time when placement in either an assisted living facility or a nursing home may be unavoidable. Fortunately there are facilities in Texas that do provide excellent care. Do you make a selection based upon a neighbor's experience or simply the "curb appeal" of a building? What about those government web sites that report on quality issues? GeriatricCare Solutions can safeguard your loved one by helping you read between the lines and make an informed decision. Once in the facility how does a family know that their loved one will get the attention that is deserved? Our care managers can continue to safeguard your loved one by making regular visits to the facility. Routine reports can be made to the family regarding what is found and the interventions put into place. This can be extremely helpful to long distance caretakers who live outside the immediate area of the loved one.