Written by Founder and Executive Director, Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC
Just like in most professional fields, the majority of those serving the eldercare industry claim to be experts. Can everybody really be an expert and, if so, what are they really experts at doing? What’s really the difference between a Certified Care Manager and a Certified Senior Advisor? Or rather, a Case Manager vs. a Care Manager? Why is it important to understand the differences? How does it affect the care of the elder?
Someone recently asked me to explain the difference between a “Certified Care Manager” and a “Certified Senior Advisor.” Most people are rightly confused because the two sound so alike but in reality, these two designations are miles and miles apart.
Essentially, a “Certified Care Manager” is someone who is not even allowed to take an exam until he or she has had four years’ experience as a Care Manager under supervision and has obtained their undergraduate degree and/or license related to being a Care Manager in fields such as nursing, social work, gerontology or counseling. If the person has a Master’s degree, two years’ experience as a Care Manager is still needed before taking the “Care Manager Certified” exam.
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