Answer: A geriatric care assessment is a useful tool for any family caring for an aging loved one (for an overview of components & the process you may wish to read http://www.agingwisely.com/the-positive-results-of-a-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment/).
What outcomes can one expect from an eldercare assessment?
How does a family or client benefit from a professional geriatric assessment?
The cost of an assessment will vary as care managers set their rates independently. Prices vary by area of the country, expertise/experience and scope of services. At Aging Wisely, for example, we offer clients a flat rate, comprehensive assessment which covers diverse areas and provides a complete set of recommendations. At times, we do an even more in depth assessment for legal cases which involved extensive research and confirmation of information from various parties. However, we also offer families the opportunity to do a more limited assessment of a particular area if that is appropriate to their situation.
A brief, introductory type of assessment may be offered for a rate of $200-300 whereas a more comprehensive assessment may include many hours of work and can be a great value at $500 or more.
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