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Editor's and Guest Editor's Message

Guest Editor’s Message

Carol S. Heape, MSW, CMC, Fellow “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most significant health- care legislation enacted since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid forty-five years ago. The new law’s full implications will not be known for years…” 1 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in the news almost daily…

2013 Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director Message

Letter from 2013 Editor-in-Chief & Executive Director We are pleased to introduce our New Journal of Geriatric Care Management. We want to recognize the significant contributions of all those who’ve been dedicated to the publication and say thank you to all participating in the transition to this new format. Suzanne Modigliani served as the Journal’s…

Guest Editor’s Message: Introduction to Baby Boomer Trends

Monika White, PhD, MSW, Guest Editor Selecting a focus for this issue of the GCM Journal on Baby Boomer Trends was tough because the Boomer Generation affects just about every aspect of our current and future lives, both personally and professionally. Somewhere between 76 – 79 million strong (depending who you ask), we are rapidly…

Guest Editor’s Message – Hospital Readmissions

Cathy Jo Cress, MSW An estimated 90% of hospital readmissions take place within 30 days of discharge and are unintended. These readmissions, often avertable, cost Medicare $17.4 billion in 2004. The financial toll of avoidable read- missions is only one harmful effect on the U.S. health care system, now in the process of a major…

Legal Issues in Geriatric Care Management – Guest Editor’s Message

Emily Reese, MA, CMC, CDP This edition of the GCM Journal explores client legal issues which are woven into the care management process. From the first phone call questioning whether the caller has legal authority to act on behalf of prospective client, to assessment, questioning what advance directives are in place, through client’s diminishing capacity,…

Editor’s Message – Supervision in Care Management: Managing Quality

Editor – Jennifer Voorlas, MSG, CMC Guest Editor – Phyllis Mensh Brostoff, CISW, CMC This issue of the New Journal of Geriatric Care Management explores a topic that has not yet been addressed in much depth before – supervision in care management practices.  Since there are no formal standards of supervision, we cannot make assumptions…

Introduction to the Research Articles in the Special Issue on Older Veterans

Lenard W. Kaye, DSW, PhD Service in the military continues to be counted among those life experiences that run the risk of not being broached in exchanges between clients and helping professionals even though we know all too well it can influence in significant ways, and over a life time, an individual’s physical and emotional…

Introduction to the Practice Articles in the Special Issue on Older Veterans

Roxanne Sorensen, BSW, MA, LMHC, SW-G, CMC Guest Editor – Practice Articles The Department of Veteran Affairs is a complex system and appears difficult to navigate.  As Aging Life Care Professionals™ / care managers, we need to educate ourselves about what is offered through this maze of health and financial benefits so we can provide…

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