A geriatric care manager is a professional who specializes in assisting older people and their families with long-term care arrangements at home or in institutions.GCMs have extensive knowledge about the cost, quality, and availability of services in their community and are available 24/7. They usually transport to medical appointments, do regular home visits, advocate, coordinate service providers as well as communicate with family. They can also provide guardianship services. They are especially helpful when family members live at a distance. They charge a fee for their services. For help locating a Geriatric Care Manager outside Central NJ:
PSRC has a program, PIC Princeton, which provides care coordination for Princeton area residents. The services are not as comprehensive as care managers but may be exactly what you need. Click here for more information.
There is an emerging niche called Senior Living Advisors which are listed under the section for housing alternatives. They may offer their services for free because they are paid for placing a person in a care community, may be independent or franchised. There is no professional accreditation group or required professional background.
The Princeton Senior Resource Center does not endorse any of the resources listed on these pages. We collect and provide information from many sources as a service to those seeking services in the Princeton area. No listed provider pays to be in our directory.