Have you reached retirement age? Are you helping an older parent or other family member deal with medical care?
If so, you’ve probably come across the term “geriatric care.”
But what is geriatric care? In this blog post, we’ll try to answer that question, and discuss some reasons why you and your family may want to work with a geriatric care manager.
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Family caregivers often overlook the benefits and peace of mind that a geriatric care manager can provide. Caregivers may feel that they know how to care for their loved one in the best way possible. But very few caregivers can manage caring for themselves, their families and elderly loved ones without feeling anxious and overwhelmed at times.
A geriatric care manager is trained and experienced in any of several fields related to long-term care including: nursing, gerontology, social work, psychology, or case management, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
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Guardianship is a legal tool that grants a parent or other adult the authority to make legal decisions for a child or legally disabled adult.
There are different types of guardianship:
- Guardianship of Estate – where the guardian is responsible for financial and estate matters only
- Guardianship of Person – where the guardian is responsible for non-financial decision making
- Plenary Guardianship of Person and Estate – which entails full guardianship of person and estate
Each type of guardianship can also be in the form of limited guardianship which means the court can choose to let an incapacitated person retain any rights he/she is capable of exercising on his/her own. There is also something called co-guardianship which can be of person, estate or both when two people share the decision making responsibility equally. Continue Reading The Basics of Guardianship