Joel Gottsacker, MSW, CCM, Owner


A longtime healthcare advocate, Joel Gottsacker has extensive experience providing geriatric social work services to older adults and their families. After 15 years working in state- and federally-funded home-based care management programs in the Detroit metropolitan area, Gottsacker founded GeriatRx with Amy Wood, a registered nurse, to provide case management services to any family in need of help caring for an older adult. A certified case manager, Gottsacker is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and the Case Management Society of America. Gottsacker's blog at GeriatRx.net offers tips for how to best access a variety of eldercare services and how to navigate the system to get the best care.


Recently Published on Caring.com

FAQ: What's the Best Way to Keep My Loved One From Falling out of Bed? — Apr 12, 2011
Start by trying to figure out why the falling is happening. Is the person rolling out of bed, or getting up and then falling? If he's rolling out of bed, the issue is how ...
FAQ: Are There Benefits for My Parents if They Pay Me for the Time I Spend Caring for Them? — Mar 24, 2011
Yes, there are many benefits for your parents if they pay you for the time you spend caregiving. But for your parents to get the maximum benefit, you need to report the inc...
FAQ: What's the Best Way to Complain About Something to a Home Health Agency? — Mar 24, 2011
Call the owner or manager and be specific. Keep notes about your complaint so you can describe exactly what's been going on and for how long. Remember, good home care compa...
FAQ: Should We Expect Our Live-in Parents to Help Pay for Food and Utilities? — Mar 24, 2011
Yes, when family members are living together in one household, everyone needs to chip in. They're partaking of the expenses of your household, so it's better for everyone i...