Debbie Fins Elected GCM-New England President for 2013

Stepping up from her role as Vice President, Debbie Fins was elected President of GCM-New England on December 5.

The 249-member organization, a chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM), defines and promotes the highest standards of practice for professionals who help elders and their families design and implement plans to maximize elders’ independence and well-being.

“I look forward to strengthening GCM-New England’s long-standing commitment to excellence in professional standards and training,” says Debbie. “I’m honored to lead an organization whose members are dedicated to providing outstanding service to our elder clients and their families.”

GCM-New England was founded in 1986. Like its parent, NAPGCM, the organization draws together a wide range of human service professionals with expertise in serving the elderly and their families.

Among many roles, GCMs help with care-planning assessments; screening and monitoring home health services; transitions to elder care residences; review and referrals regarding financial, legal or medical issues impacting elders and their care; crisis intervention; counseling and support.

To learn more about geriatric care management, GCM-New England, or to find a care manager locally or nationally, please visit the chapter website at www.gcmnewengland.org.

President of Deborah Fins Associates, PC, since 1995, Deborah Liss Fins is a licensed independent clinical social worker and certified geriatric care manager. Drawing on more than 30 years of professional experience in geriatric care management, DFA offers comprehensive assessments and planning, guidance in selecting appropriate care, help identifying resources for financial support and professional consulting. Please contact us to set up a complimentary initial telephone consultation.

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