Geriatric Care Managers


Geriatric Care Managers


Geriatric care managers, who are also known as aging life care professionals, assist older people and their families in meeting short-term and long-term care needs. Care managers may coordinate a senior's schedule by making and taking the senior to doctor's appointments; they may help seniors and their families find an appropriate place for the older person to live; and they may help the older person keep track of finances or recommend someone who is qualified to do this. In general, care managers provide older people with ...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Several years of experience as a GCM assistant or experience in s



Business Management


Personality Traits



Earnings in this field vary widely with experience and geographical location. Those who are in private practice tend to charge an hourly rate. This rate can vary depending, again, on the manager's location (small town, big city, East Coast, Midwest, etc.), the manager's experience and education (those with master's degrees and several years of experience are typically able to charge higher rate...

Work Environment

Geriatric care managers spend a significant amount of time with their clients, both in their homes and in nursing facilities. The quality of these environments can range from pleasant to disturbing, depending on the condition of the client. Typically, however, managers work in quiet, indoor environments. Managers frequently need to communicate with other professionals while coordinating a clien...


Geriatric care management is a fairly new profession, and, as such, the U.S. Department of Labor does not have specific employment outlook information for geriatric care managers. However, employment opportunities for the more general category of social and community service manager are expected to grow much faster than the average for all careers through 2028. In fact, job opportunities for th...