Geriatric Care Management

When you’d like to be there, but can’t…

For those adult children who live far away or are busy with demanding careers, Geriatric Care Managers can ensure your loved one is well taken care of.

Geriatric Care ManagementWhen an older parent or loved one needs help with managing daily activities, it can be hard to manage, even if you live nearby. And it can be even more difficult if you live far away. Geriatric care managers can advocate by being your eyes and ears to make the necessary recommendations for your loved ones to make their daily life easier.

Geriatric Care Management benefits individuals who:

  • Lack nearby family or friends to coordinate care
  • Are overwhelmed or confused navigating the complex healthcare system
  • Have multiple health issues
  • Need assistance to get to doctors' appointments
  • Struggle to perform personal care or follow a daily medication regimen

What Geriatric Care Managers do:

  • Visit clients regularly to ensure they are safe, eating properly, and taking their medications
  • Provide personalized coordinated service tailored to their unique needs
  • Attend medical appointments to facilitate better communication and follow-up, including transportation
  • Evaluate and manage in-home care support needs
  • Coordinate and plan for respite, assisted living or permanent care facility placement
  • Advocacy with respect to attending to personal matters and refer to financial and legal support when needed
  • Help arrange for private hire caregivers in the home
  • Provide assistance as needed

Concierge Services:

Often other services are needed to ensure that your loved one can continue to live independently and safely in their own home. Our Geriatric Care Manager can help connect with senior-friendly specialists for specific needs such as minor repairs, house cleaning, snow removal, pet sitting, in-home hairstyling, paperwork and many other necessary duties. We know that every job, whether big or small, is important to you, so it is also important to us.

Meet our team:

Betty Duncan, LPNBetty Duncan, LPN, CDP

Betty holds more than 30 years of clinical experience in home care. She has worked for Hartford HealthCare for over a decade, previously as a transitional care coordinator/LPN and now as a Geriatric Care Manager with the Center for Healthy Aging. Betty’s passion is working one on one with clients in the home setting, as an advocate for their wishes and quality of life.

Deidre Sommerer, LPN, MS, CMCDeidre Sommerer, LPN, MS, CMC

Deidre is a nurse with more than 35 years of experience working in healthcare and Geriatrics; she also holds a certification from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. In addition to her experience in nursing, Deidre has a Master’s of Science degree in Gerontology and Management of Aging Services. More than her education and experience, she is truly dedicated to helping people reach their version of quality of life.

Geriatric Care Management is available on a fee-for-service basis. All services can be canceled anytime - no long term contracts.