Geriatric Care Management

As a family owned and operated organization, we treat our customers and caregivers as an extension of our family.  We offer our clientele the opportunity to speak with a highly trained individual 24 hours a day / 7 days a week in regards to the many aspects of the care we provide. Through our 20 years of experience in helping many families with a wide variety of needs, we know that our services are not only for the person receiving the assistance but also so their loved ones can have the peace of mind of knowing that our quality caregivers are providing reliable and amenable services while taking a proactive approach to our customers care.  

Caring for an elderly loved one comes with many challenges – medical needs, safety concerns, emotional support and more. Having an experienced team guide you through the maze of senior care can make all the difference. Geriatric care management provides families with personalized assistance and expertise. Read on to learn how Helping Hands Homecare’s compassionate team can support you.

What is Geriatric Care Management?

Geriatric care management involves a professional consultant, often a nurse, social worker or gerontologist, assisting families with the multifaceted needs of an elderly relative. They act as a coordinator, advisor and advocate.

Services may include:

  • In-depth assessment of health/abilities
  • Developing customized care plans
  • Arranging services like healthcare, meals, transportation
  • Overseeing care quality and provider collaboration
  • Resources and support for family caregivers
  • Guidance on housing options if needs change
  • 24/7 availability for questions and emergency response

A care manager becomes thoroughly familiar with the senior and family to provide tailored assistance that enhances quality of life.

Geriatric Care Management Services We Offer

Helping Hands Homecare’s care managers have years of experience understanding and addressing senior needs. Services we provide include:

Initial Assessment

  • Evaluating health history, mobility, cognition, lifestyle and needs
  • Identifying strengths to build upon and risk factors to mitigate
  • Considering family dynamics and involvement

Care Plan Creation

  • Outlining recommended medical providers, services and schedule based on assessment
  • Considering the senior’s preferences and priorities
  • Establishing goals for health, function and safety

Ongoing Care Coordination

  • Communicating with healthcare providers to manage conditions
  • Arranging medical appointments, labs, procedures
  • Ensuring the care plan is properly implemented
  • Adjusting the plan as needs evolve

Family Support and Guidance

  • Educating on conditions, treatment options, financial resources
  • Helping evaluate housing options if health declines
  • Providing referrals to community programs and support groups

Our individualized care management services aim to simplify life and bring confidence and peace of mind for families.

We offer our clientele the opportunity to speak with a highly trained individual 24 hours a day / 7 days a week in regards to the many aspects of the care we provide.

Providing Geriatric Care Management throughout Northern and Central New Jersey, including Clark, Westfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Rahway, Linden, Summit, Edison, Elizabeth, Mountainside, Short Hills, Millburn, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Kenilworth, Chatham, Madison, Metuchen and surrounding areas.

Geriatric Care Management in Clark, NJ by Helping Hands Homecare, Inc.

How a Care Manager Can Help Your Loved One

As your loved one ages, having an experienced care manager on your side can really simplify life. They can lend valuable support like:

Assessing Needs

  • Thoroughly evaluating medical, physical, cognitive and emotional needs
  • Identifying risks like fall hazards, forgetting medication
  • Interviewing family members to get the full picture

Coordinating Care Services

  • Arranging doctor visits, labs, home health or therapy
  • Overseeing medications and treatment plans
  • Helping apply for benefits like Medicaid
  • Arranging transportation, meal deliveries, other services

Providing Emotional Support

  • Checking in regularly via phone and in person
  • Monitoring well being and stepping in if health or mood changes
  • Encouraging social connections and activities
  • Offering caregiver counseling if needed

With an experienced care manager assisting your loved one, you can take comfort knowing their needs are being fully addressed. Reach out to learn more about our services.

Benefits of Professional Care Management

Having an experienced care manager guide you through senior care can provide:

Customized Care Plan

A tailored care plan based on in-depth evaluation of needs, risks and preferences prevents a one-size-fits-all approach.

Easier Coordination

With a dedicated coordinator arranging providers and services, families avoid time-consuming legwork.

Family Support

Care managers provide education, caregiver counseling, and resources to support loved ones supporting seniors.

Trusted Advisor

Families have an expert resource available 24/7 to answer questions and help address changes.

Proactive Approach

Care managers take a preventive approach to optimize health and safety versus reacting to crises.

Knowing a compassionate care expert has your loved one’s best interests at heart provides comfort and confidence.

Over the past two decades, Helping Hands Homecare has become synonymous with quality care and unparalleled dedication. 

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Promoting Quality of Life

Our ultimate goal as care managers is supporting your loved one’s quality of life and dignity. We do this by:

Encouraging Independence

We aim to promote self-sufficiency in daily activities as much as possible.

Care Coordination

By streamlining care, we allow more time for socializing, hobbies and leisure.

Caregiver Companionship

Our team takes time to converse and engage in activities, preventing isolation.

Tailored Care Plan

We create customized plans based on the individual’s preferences to make each day fulfilling.

Aging in Place

Receiving care at home allows seniors to remain in comfortable familiar surroundings.

As advocates for our clients, we want each day to be as joyful and engaging as possible. Contact us to learn more about our elder care approach.

We offer our clientele the opportunity to speak with a highly trained individual 24 hours a day / 7 days a week in regards to the many aspects of the care we provide.

Support for Family Caregivers

Helping Hands Homecare understands the daily stresses family caregivers face. Our care management services aim to provide support through:

Respite Care

We give family caregivers a break by arranging for temporary respite care – from a few hours to a few weeks.

Guidance and Education

We provide resources on care techniques, financial support, easing burnout, and other key topics.


It helps to speak to someone impartial. We provide caregiver counseling and connection to support groups.

Future Planning

We assist families with contingency planning and decisions if health status changes.

Taking time to care for yourself allows you to be a better caregiver. Please reach out so we can support you.

Initiating Geriatric Care Management

Are you ready to initiate care management services for your loved one through Helping Hands Homecare? The process is straightforward.

  1. Request care management. We’ll explain our services and answer questions.
  2. Schedule an evaluation where our nurse can assess your loved one’s current health and abilities.
  3. Collaborate on a care plan outlining appropriate services and providers to meet needs.
  4. Coordinate care by arranging services, managing providers, and overseeing care quality.
  5. Provide ongoing support through regular check-ins, resources and being available 24/7 for questions.

We aim to provide seamless, stress-free care management services. Contact Helping Hands Homecare today for a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Geriatric Care Management

Look for certifications in gerontology, nursing or social work. We verify proper education, training and experience.

Yes, care managers can help families understand Medicare, Medicaid and other options to make the best choices.

This varies by individual needs. Many provide weekly in-person visits, plus frequent phone/email check-ins. Emergency response is 24/7.

Absolutely – care managers work remotely with families all over the country by utilizing local providers.

Yes, care managers have resources to guide families exploring options like assisted living if health declines.

Please call us with any other questions. Helping Hands Homecare is here to support you through every step of your elder care journey.

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