The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) provides an overview of what a geriatric care manager (GCM) does, how to find a GCM, and how they can help families.
Why Hire a GCM?
The New York Times' blog, The New Old Age, discusses the benefits of hiring a geriatric care manager and talks with professional GCM Patricia Mulvey on what it's like to work with a care manager.
GCMs: What to Ask Before You Hire
Geriatric care managers help families manage important, and often sensitive, personal matters such as finances and family mediations. The following site lists a few questions families should ask a GCM before hiring him or her.
Family members who live far from their elderly loved ones face unique challenges in planning for their care. NAPGCM provides a scenario in the following article that may ring true for many families facing long-distance caregiving.