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Welcome to GCM New England

Resources for: General Public, Professional Care Managers, Caregivers, Elders, at home Seniors, prospective Geriatric Managers.

GCMNE or Geriatric Care Managers of New England is a Regional Chapter of the National Association of  Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Members’ practices are located in MA, N.H., Maine, Vermont, Ct., and Quebec, Canada.

We were founded in 1986 and presently have over 200 members in our Chapter.  Professional Geriatric Care Managers are trained and experienced in any of several fields related to care management ( social work, psychology, nursing, gerontology, physical therapy, occupational therapy) and/or an equivalent background caring for elders.  Members hold Certification from one of three certifying bodies recognized by NAPGCM.

Geriatric Care Managers are professionals that specialize in assisting elders and families meet their care needs.  We assess older adults and collaborate with our clients and families to come up with appropriate and personal care plans.  We understand the challenges of aging.

GCMNE provides the opportunity for our members to receive educational opportunities at our meetings. We collaborate with agencies, consumers and other professionals.  Our mission is to define and promote the highest standard of practice by professionals who are assisting elders and their families while maximizing  independence and safety. Learn more about becoming a member of NAPGCM and affiliating with our local Chapter.  There are different categories of Membership available. 

Wishing you a wonderful 2015!

Mary Anne Wonn BSN, RN, CMC

Wed May 27th 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Meredith Pensack, CLTC; Long-Term Care Insurance Planning, CareScout Representative
Wed Jun 24th 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dr. Brad Dickerson and Katie Brant, MGH FTD Research Clinic
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