Geriatric Care Manager
ResCare | Hoover, AL 35226 (map it!Map it!) | 8/5/2014
JOB DESCRIPTION

General Summary

The Geriatric Care Manager provides guidance, support and resources to elderly individuals and their families.  The care manager provides a professional assessment of the needs and desires of the elderly client and creates a care plan.  The care manager helps locate local community resources to meet the plan and often assists in arranging the services.  The care manager monitors and provides ongoing assessments and support to the family and elderly client making adjustments as necessary.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provide a comprehensive assessment of the needs and desires of the elderly client.  Assessment will include medical, social, and environmental factors.
  • Prepare a comprehensive care plan for the elderly client to provide to the client and family members.  Plan includes action steps and the resources in the community needed to carry out the recommendations in the plan.
  • Assist the client and/or family members with determing eligibility for assistance and resources.  Maintains effective communication among family members, resources and services, and client.
  • Act as a liaison to families and long distance caregivers.
  • Possess knowledge of community resources related to medical issues, housing issues, financial, and social issues for dealing with the client's care.  Makes referrals to other professionals.
  • Monitor plan of care and make adjustments as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a Registered Nurse, licensed social worker, LPN or person with certification in gerontology or masters in social work.
  • Certification as geriatric manager preferred.
  • The Care Manager must never have been shown by credible evidence (for example, a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable evidence) to have abused, sexually assaulted, exploited, or deprived any person or to have subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional misconduct as evidenced by an oral or written statement to this effect at the time of application.
  • Extensive travel.

JOB SNAPSHOT

Employment Type: Full-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Industry: Healthcare - Health Services
Education: Not Specified
Experience: Not Specified
Manages Others: Not Specified
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Job ID: 50053855919-40508299791
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Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company where you can find your place helping people from every walk of life reach their highest level of independence.

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