Earlier this month I had a chance to talk about some of the questions I most often get asked as a geriatric care manager. In Chicago, there is a radio talk show on Chicago senior care and other topics that are relevant to elders. It is called – appropriately – AgingInfoRadio, and the program airs every Thursday. You can actually listen to our give and take by going to the archives of this program at AgingInfoRadio
Some of the questions we discussed in that 25-minute conversation included:
- What should I look for in a geriatric care manager?
- Is there a central directory to help find a geriatric care manager?
- How would you sum up what a geriatric care manager does that people cannot already do for themselves?
- When is home no longer the best place for an aging family member/loved one?
- What elder resources are available to help an older adult in their home?
- What can be done to make home “secure” for an older adult?
- What services can be brought home to maximize independence?
- How do I guard against an accident at my parent’s home?
- What are the best alternatives to home?
- What is the difference between independent living and a nursing home?
- What is a Continuum of Care Facility?
- What questions should a family member ask to get the right facility for a loved one?
If you would like to hear the answers I shared on the air, please check out the conversation I had with the host Sue Zawacki at Radio Talk with Charlotte Bishop
Charlotte Bishop is a Geriatric Care Manager and founder of Creative Case Management, certified professionals who are geriatric advocates, resources, counselors and friends to older adults and their families throughout metropolitan Chicago. Please email your questions to Charlotte Bishop.