overwhelmed with needs?
I will help you navigate the increasingly complex system of healthcare & make informed choices that meet the needs of you and your loved one.
getting perspective and understanding
One size doesn’t fit all. Choosing between options requires more than just numbers crunching. I will streamline the process and help you decide what best meets your quality of life goals.
What Does a GCM Do?
I step in when you need help coordinating and securing services to insure you are getting the care you need to maintain the quality of life you want. This may be a one-time meeting to clarify your current situation and plan for changes, or it may mean an on-going management of care if you or a loved one are no longer wanting to deal with all the details.
I charge by the hour. Most insurance plans don’t cover these costs, and Medicare does not pay for this service. Depending on needs, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 per month.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Make home visits and suggest needed services
- Evaluate in-home care needs
- Coordinate medical services
- Recommend and assist in selecting care personnel
- Assist you in making short- and long-term plans
- Facilitate conversations around difficult topics & complex issues
- Address emotional concerns
- Evaluate alternative living arrangements
- Provide caregiver stress relief
Includes written reports and recommendations
Coordination of Care
While the bulk of coordination takes place Monday through Friday during normal business hours, I also make myself available as needed on weekends and evenings in the event of an emergency or unplanned change.
Coordination includes recommendation of providers, screening of caregivers/ agencies, and scheduling.
Navigating the maze of health care
Miscellaneous services as needed
30 years experience working with aging adults . . .
I retired from private practice as a psychologist after 30 years and found myself helping friends and family to navigate the increasingly complex maze that is healthcare. I realized I wasn’t ready to “retire”, and transitioned
to care management so that I can help you or someone you love age in place the way you want to.
Call for a consultation today! (707) 303-6517
“Who knew it would be this complicated?”
We thought we had everything planned! It wasn’t until my wife had to go to a skilled nursing facility that we realized I needed support!”
I wish we had hired Dr. Mary sooner. She helped us make decisions about who to hire, and where we could get the services we were eligible for. She also worked magic coordinating care with all the specialists!”
We live in a different state from Mom. Having someone there, who knows the local providers and understands how to get things done gives us peace of mind.”