Geriatric Healthcare Specialists Salina KS

Fear, guilt, sadness and other emotions cloud our perceptions when these tough moments surprise us. That is the time when the help of an objective, but empathetic professional is critical. Just as a teacher can weather the vagaries of his young student better than an emotionally involved parent can, so a Geriatric Care Manager is knowledgeable, understanding and more goal-oriented than a distraught family member can be.

Nina K Ainslie
(785) 826-1580
1410 E Iron Ave
Salina, KS
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Edward John Lind
(316) 788-6963
1101 N Rock Rd
Derby, KS
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine, Sports Medicine

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Nizar Douraid Kibar, MD
(620) 723-2127
514 S Elm St
Greensburg, KS
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Francis Reeh
(620) 947-2206
104 N Washington St
Hillsboro, KS
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Fredrick William Short, DO
(913) 649-8213
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo

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Karen Hauser
(785) 825-0208
Salina, KS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Donald Len Courtney
(913) 682-2000
4101 S 4th St
Leavenworth, KS
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Donald Len Courtney, MD
913-682-2000 x2465
4101 S 4th St
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Dwight D Eisenhower Veteran Af, Leavenworth, Ks
Group Practice: Dwight D Eisenhower VA Med Ctr

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Naveena Valsarajan, MD
(816) 556-3000
Shawnee, KS
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas A Craig
(785) 762-4255
1106 Saint Marys Rd
Junction City, KS
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Geriatric Care Managers: Information for Seniors

Geriatric Care Managers - How & Why We Can Help You

Objective planning for life's major transitions is very difficult for all of us. It is especially hard if you are faced with negative rather than positive changes, when there are more options than you can understand, or when you are asked to assume a new role in the decision-making process.

Unfortunately, all of these conditions may prevail when making choices for senior housing and/or elderly care. “Aging is not for sissies” as the sarcastic Betty Davis quite accurately determined. All the “hard stuff” seems to be saved for those years when we have the fewest resources—health, money, family and friends. Because social and medical landscapes have changed, it is easy to feel baffled when we most need to be decisive. Today’s seniors no longer live, work, and then retire to die in their beds; most of seniors can anticipate at least ten years when they will be dependent on others for daily activities. Finally, quite a number of us will be asked to make decisions for our loved ones that can cause us discomfort: a child for a parent, an able spouse for a partner who is disabled.

Fear, guilt, sadness and other emotions cloud our perceptions when these tough moments surprise us. That is the time when the help of an objective, but empathetic professional is critical. Just as a teacher can weather the vagaries of his young student better than an emotionally involved parent can, so a Geriatric Care Manager is knowledgeable, understanding and more goal-oriented than a distraught family member can be. We can relieve you of the worry that something more could be done. Our services allow you to concentrate on your relationship with your family member, rather than trying to provide social services that are outside your area of expertise and are overly time-consuming and costly.

A Geriatric Care Manager can help by providing:

  • Professional Assessments including the evaluation of current conditions, outline of choices of action and recommendations for the future.
  • Direct Services which might mean individual and family counseling, determination of financial needs; budgeting; government and insurance forms, and finding alternative senior housing.
  • Care Management which covers the careful selection of linkages to community and private resources, coordination of services and monitoring of in-home care and nursing home care.
  • Nationwide referrals to other Geriatric Care Managers.

We often find that families have made the wrong choices, and that some of those choices are life changing and irreversible. We would like to suggest that you call a Geriatric Care Manager first. It may be that you will not need our intervention but a simple call can help you make that determination. If you need counseling, many Geriatric Care Managers are licensed by the state of Texas to provide this service and their fees are set by community standards. Our abilities to solve problems related t...

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