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    New Review: Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Fourth Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 22, 2016 1:54:38 PM

    The recently published Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Fourth Edition by Cathy Jo Cress just earned a four-star review. According to Carolyn N. Martin, BS, LNHA, from MU Sinclair School of Nursing, writing for Doody's Review Service,

    "This handbook is a collection of significant topics, problems, and solutions…to support care managers in achieving the goal of holistic care for the older population."

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, Review, Cathy Jo Cress, Geriatric Care Managers, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Geriatric, geriatric care manager

    New Edition: Handbook of Geriatric Care Management

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 26, 2015 3:33:10 PM

    As the population continues to age, geriatric care management has never been more important. The just published Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Fourth Edition by Cathy Jo Cress is a comprehensive and practical guide for care managers that addresses the multiple needs of aging adults and their families. An ideal teaching tool, it guides students and professionals along the journey of becoming a successful care manager.

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    Topics: New Edition, nursing, Cathy Jo Cress, Geriatric Care Managers, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Geriatric, geriatric care manager, Recently Published

    10 Reasons to Hire a Geriatric Care Manager

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 3, 2012 10:58:13 AM

    This week, guest blogger Cathy Jo Cress, author of Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition and Care Managers: Working with the Aging Family asks,

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    Topics: Author, Cathy Jo Cress, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, GCM, Geriatric

    Preparing for Disasters: As a GCM, Are You Ready?

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 4, 2012 5:27:13 PM

    This week, guest blogger Cathy Jo Cress, author of Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition and Care Managers: Working with the Aging Family writes that,

    Hurricane Beryl hit the east coast in May. More are expected on the Gulf and Atlantic coast this year, including Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, and Joyce. Has your agency prepared? Recent disasters like hurricane Katrina in New Orleans have made it painfully clear that the elderly and disabled are at risk in an emergency.

    Of course, the rest of the country has its share of disasters. For example, like me, you may be in a region where earthquakes can hit at any time.  The mammoth tornadoes across the southern Mississippi valley last year show that disasters come in many forms. Hurricanes, terrorist attacks, and earthquakes may grab the headlines, but blizzards and floods can also obstruct the safe functioning of a professional geriatric care management agency.

    Each disaster creates circumstances with specific and perhaps unique dangers and problems that require special attention. However, some general precautions will help you prepare for one of these events.

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    Topics: Author, Cathy Jo Cress, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, GCM, Geriatric

    Guest Blogger Cathy Jo Cress: NPR Family Matters, "Time to Move Grandma"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 31, 2012 1:55:10 PM

    Guest blogger Cathy Jo Cress, author of Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition and Care Managers: Working with the Aging Family writes that,

    "NPR’s Morning Edition is doing a series called Family Matters. A new segment titled "Time to Move Grandma" featured Linda Fordrini Johnson, the former president of the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers (GCM). The GCM expert commented on using a GCM to help make the wrenching decision to move or not move an older family member from their home.

    Fordrini Johnson referred to a checklist families can use when considering whether to move elderly parents. In the chapter, "Integrating Late Life Location- The Role of the GCM," in the 3rd edition of Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Cathie Ramie and I offer an in depth checklist.

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    Topics: Author, Cathy Jo Cress, Family Matters, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, National Association of Geriatric Care Managers, NPR Moring Edition, GCM, Geriatric, Time to Move Grandma

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