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Geriatric care managers (also known as Aging Life Care Professionals or ALCPs) are usually registered nurses or licensed social workers who assess seniors’ individual needs, form comprehensive care plans and then help execute them. According to the Aging Life Care Association, a membership organization and certifying body for GCMs formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, services can include physical and mental health counseling, crisis intervention, elder care management and coordination, resolution of internal family conflicts regarding long-term care planning, and assistance with benefits enrollment and other financial resources.

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