“I had no idea how to handle my parents care while living and working in the city, and having 3 school-aged kids at home. My mom’s doctor was the one who recommended that I hire a Geriatric Manager (at the time, I didn’t even know such people exist). That proved to be the best advice I’ve even gotten!” Carla Cox, Westchester, NY
Aging Care Managers (also known as Geriatric Care Managers) are licensed professionals, trained to manage all aspects of aging care. Aging care managers can save your family time and money while providing invaluable guidance and services, all in one place.
Think of this as a high-quality consulting & management service for everything ‘aging care and aging life’. Now imagine that you only have to talk to one person who will in turn take care of all the needs and details surrounding the care and life management of your parent or loved one. This one person is the Aging Care Manager.
Aging Care Managers are licensed nurses, healthcare or social workers, and most are certified as professional care managers. Some of the organizations that currently offer certifications are the National Academy of Certified Care Managers; The International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC) administers an examination leading to the certified geriatric care manager (CGCM) designation; The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) also offers a CGCM certification designation that is a bit different from that offered by ICHCC; Aging Life Care Association offers similar certification and information.
Aging Care Manager is a relatively new designation among geriatric care professionals. The services provided by aging care managers are an invaluable help to families, and the number of these managers is growing daily. There are currently just over 100,000 managers in the U.S.; we believe that with the large baby-boomer generation comes a need for consolidated, high-quality professional aging care management.
AgingCare.io provides aging care managers with the only independent national platform for listing, marketing and resources. We believe they will become an important liaison to American families in the near future.