An RN for over three decades, Paul R. Smith serves as a Professional Geriatric Care Manager at Extended Family Associates (EFA) in San Luis Obispo, California. EFA offers geriatric care-management services to help foster independence in senior citizens and those with disabilities. Having worked with the elderly for years as an RN, Paul R. Smith started the business in 2007. He saw many caregivers struggle to keep their loved ones at home, which is a challenge that EFA works to address each day for its clients.As a professional geriatric care manager, Mr. Smith offers multiple services to individuals and their families. He helps clients evaluate their resources and plan for the future, and assists with making end-of-life decisions. He coordinates personal care and health care, such as medication management, mental-health counseling, personal hygiene, housework, and long-term placement if needed. Mr. Smith is able to make geriatric care manageable for clients through his collaboration with physicians, caregivers, attorneys, accountants, and family members.Working in case management for 20 years, Paul R. Smith possesses significant experience in providing and coordinating direct care. As a Case Manager for Gentiva Health Services, he works with 11 to 15 homebound clients. His responsibilities include conducting patient assessments, executing effective care plans, and supervising ancillary staff. He frequently collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals as well.An RN since 1978, Paul R. Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University that same year. He also earned a Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Mr. Smith holds membership in the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. For more information about Extended Family Associates, please visit www.extendedfamilyassociates.com.
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Nov 2007 - Present
Professional Geriatric Case Manager
Extended Family Associates
Assist the elderly and disabled to remain at home, or in the least restrictive environment possible. Evaluate resources and goals, propose solutions. Communicate with physicians, attorneys, accountants, caregiver, and family. Coordinate physical care. Provide support for long-distance families.
Jun 2010 - Jul 2012
Gentiva Health Services
Worked as a Case Manager with 11 to 15 clients who were homebound. Provided direct nursing care, conducted assessments, implemented and evaluated care plan. Supervised ancillary staff, communicated with physicians, other medical personnel, and family.