Geriatric Care Management
WHAT IS GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT?
Why Life-Links?

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Life-Links Owner, Gretchen Geagan, featured in Panel Discussion on WNPT
July 2014

As you can learn from the previously posted documentary, almost anyone can become a caregiver for an older adult. Every situation is different and so are the methods and resources used to plan for and provide longterm services. But there are some common barriers faced by elder caregivers, especially those who are new to the role, whether it's been a gradual development or due to an acute medical crisis. Nashville Public Television, recently brought together a group of professionals who work with family caregivers to discuss strategies and pitfalls for longterm elder care.
Life-Links Participates in Public Television Documentary on Aging Matters
July 2014

The existence and impact of informal caregiving is often overlooked in the United States, but it will become more important, relevant and necessary as people live longer and Baby Boomers grow old. It will create strain on the long-term care and healthcare system. What is needed to address this issue and soften the impact? NPT Reports: Aging Matters: Caregiving focuses on the issues surrounding informal caregiving, including a fragmented formal system for dealing with long-term care, the effects of caregiving on the health and income of family and friends, what to expect -- and how to plan -- for the next “Boom” in an aging.  Watch the video now and find Life-Links' owner, Gretchen Geagan, around minute 22.
Five Things to Know Before Consulting Dr. Google
June 2014

Every evening for two weeks, Susan experienced a stomach ache. She kept meaning to call her doctor, but the pain always disappeared by morning. Susan decided to go online to research her symptoms. Going to her favorite search engine, she keyboarded “stomach pain.” Scrolling through the results, she clicked on links: Appendicitis? Colon cancer? A pulled muscle? Kidney stones? As she surfed from website to website, she became more alarmed and confused. Chat board posters offered harrowing stories. Official-looking websites were hawking expensive herbal supplements and strange medical devices, guaranteeing a cure. Finally, Susan made an appointment with her doctor, who diagnosed her problem as an ulcer caused by a medication she was taking for her arthritis. The doctor changed her medication and the ulcer quickly healed.

Certified

Life-Links is proud to have 5 of only 8 Certified Members of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers in Middle Tennessee. We have Master’s degrees in related fields or years of related professional experience. We are committed to adhering to the NAPGCM’s Pledge of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Experienced
The Life-Links team has more than 120 years combined experience working with seniors and managing their care needs. Our team has developed best practices to help you make the right decisions from the start.

Connected
We have unprecedented access to facilities and doctors based on years of trusting relationships. We provide an independent opinion about what care is needed and where to get it.

Objective
Unlike referral agencies, we don’t benefit financially from the recommendations we make. You can rest assured our recommendations are made with your loved one’s best interest at heart.



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Initial assessment


We always begin with an in-depth assessment. Completed in person with the senior and family members, the comprehensive assessment allows us to better understand obstacles you and your family are facing.

Personalized Care Plan


Based on needs identified during the assessment, you’ll receive a personalized Care Plan. This written plan is essentially a road map customized for you.

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When your taxes are complicated, you hire a CPA. When the needs of an aging loved one are complicated, you hire a Professional Geriatric Care Manager. Life-Links’ Care Managers provide you and your elderly loved one with solutions to problems faced along the aging journey. Our Geriatric Care Management services are three-fold:
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Care Plan Implementation


Once we have delivered and reviewed your Care Plan with you, we then work with you to implement all or part of the plan – the direction is up to you.

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