As your organization’s employees age, more of them will have to care for their elderly parents, a time-consuming task that can sap a worker’s energy, time and productivity.
To help with this burden, some organizations are giving employees access to geriatric care managers as an .
These are health care professionals who can assess the parents’ well-being, identify assisted-living communities in the parents’ neighborhood and check in with parents when employees can’t do it because they live far away or have conflicting obligations.
Before enlisting the services of a professional care manager for your employees, use the following checklist to determine if the candidate is qualified and a good fit for them.
- Licensed by the state?
- College degree?
- Years of experience in the field?
- Membership in professional associations?
- Number of clients?
- List of services to be provided?
- Available 24 hours a day via pager or phone?
- Performs initial needs assessment for each client?
- Meets with family members?
- Gives regular updates to family?
- Personally visits potential housing?
- Assists in a move?
- Cost of initial assessment?
- Hourly fee?
- Estimated fees for one month?