Unless we get bad news at the next pet scan, mom will be going back home in September/October. :-D We plan to hire a geriatric care manager (GCM), and mom mostly agrees. My question is how to do this as I am 1,000 miles away from where she lives. My concern is that if she goes back without someone in place and/or a process to get someone, it won't happen. She currently has a very mild cognitive impairment, but is mostly physically healthy. She is fine to live independently, so long as there is no medical crisis.
Are my expectations reasonable? Is here something else that I should take into consideration? This is my plan:
1. Research possible GCMs on-line. See if we can find any recommendations for Tucson from anyone we know.
2. Determine what services we need now, and what our needs may be in the future.
3. Shortlist possible GCMs and do reference checks.
4. Set up in-person appointments for when mom and I (or sibling) get to Tucson.
Maybe we should do phone interviews and review contracts before returning to Tucson?
thanks in advance.