National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, caregiver support for elder care
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) home page. We invite you to explore our site -- whether you are looking for elder care for a family member or want a deeper understanding of this growing profession.
Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) are health and human services specialists who help families care for older relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible. The PGCM may be trained in any of a number of fields related to long-term care, including, but not limited to, nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. The PGCM acts as a guide and advocate -- identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent's needs to addressing the life change of a family affected by Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinsons or other symptoms of dementia.