Geriatric Healthcare Specialists Salisbury NC

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.

Mary Carlisle Averill
(704) 638-9000
1601 Brenner Ave
Salisbury, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Hernane Coloso Restar, MD
1601 Brenner Ave
Salisbury, NC
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964

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Linda Sue Goodwin, MD
(704) 721-3645
1501 New Gate Ct NW
Concord, NC
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984

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David Gehring
(704) 638-9000
1601 Brenner Ave
Salisbury, NC
Specialty
Geriatric Internal Medicine, Alzheimer's Specialist

Stephanie El
(704) 806-8200
Spencer, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Huma Jabeen Siddiqui
(704) 638-9000
1601 Brenner Ave
Salisbury, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Donald Durham Volkmer, MD
(704) 638-9000
808 5th St
Spencer, NC
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1972

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Michelle Stowe Ong
(704) 799-7811
170 Medical Park Rd
Mooresville, NC
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Darren Steele
(704) 647-9508
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Lydia Smith
(704) 639-7575
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

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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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