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P.O. Box 67075
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Welcome to GCM New England

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

Geriatric Care Managers of New EnglandGCMNE or Geriatric Care Manager of New England is a regional chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers; and includes Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Quebec Canada.

We were founded in 1986 and our chapter membership consists of more than 235 members and continues to grow. There are membership standards set by the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers. If you are interested in joining our organization or becoming a GCM you need to have a degree in the field of human services (social work, psychology, nursing, gerontology, physical and or occupational therapy), or an equivalent background with experience caring for seniors. All GCM’s must achieve certification through one of three certifying bodies. Look at (link to the National GCM membership category) for additional categories of membership for anyone interested in joining.

Geriatric Care Managers are specialists in assisting older people and their families in planning for and implementing quality care.  As Geriatric Care Managers, we are able to design care plans to promote the independence of seniors.  We are skilled professionals in assisting seniors and family members cope with the challenges of aging.

Our mission statement says it all, “GCM New England is an association whose purpose is to define and promote the highest standards of practice by professionals who are assisting older people and their families in the design and implementation of programs for the elder which maximize independence and well-being.”

Please consult our on-line directory if you are looking for a Geriatric Care Manager in your local area.

If you are interested in joining NAPGCM and GCMNE please contact us for further information.  

Debbie Gitner, LCSW, C-SWCM

Wed Jan 28th
Lindsay Brennan
Wed Feb 25th
Lisa Krinsky, MSW
Wed Mar 25th
Attorney Andrea O'Brien, Associate, Winston Law Group, LLC Lindsay Brennan, LSW, CMC, Executive Director, Life Care Directions of New England, LLC
Wed Apr 22nd
Police Officer Jon Bailey, Waltham - APS state level – TBD, Susan has called Jon
Wed May 27th
Meredith Pensack, CLTC? Long-Term Care Insurance Planning CareSout Representative (TBD)
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