Two Leading Care Management Organizations Announce New Alignment to Boost Profession

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In a move that will boost a growing profession, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) and the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) today announced that they have entered into an agreement that transfers management of NACCM to NAPGCM.

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“We are excited to have the opportunity to oversee this prestigious certification body and to increase its impact for both our profession and the consumer,” said NAPGCM President Emily Saltz.

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) and the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) today announced that they have entered into an agreement that transfers management of NACCM to NAPGCM. This new alignment is designed to strengthen both organizations and to serve all people who hold NACCM certifications.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to oversee this prestigious certification body and to increase its impact for both our profession and the consumer,” said NAPGCM President Emily Saltz. "The move will strengthen our growing care management profession," said Saltz.

Effective January 1, 2015, the NACCM offices will be headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. Staff will include Kaaren Boothroyd, CEO, Julie Wagner, Director of Administration, and Sarah Garcia, Administrative Assistant. The NACCM offices in Connecticut will continue operations through the end of 2014.

About NAPGCM
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) was formed in 1985 to advance dignified care for aging adults and their families. Geriatric Care Managers are professionals who have extensive training and experience working with older people, people with disabilities and families who need assistance with caregiving issues. The practice of geriatric care management and the role of care providers have captured a national spotlight, as generations of Baby Boomers age in the United States and abroad. You can find a listing of professional geriatric care managers in your community at the NAPGCM website: http://www.caremanager.org and click on “Find a Care Manager.”

About NACCM
The National Academy of Certified Care Managers is a non-profit national credentialing organization founded in 1994 and incorporated in 1995. The purpose of NACCM is to advance the quality of care management services to consumers by assuring that care managers are competent to perform the full range of care management tasks. This is accomplished through a validated, standardized examination that tests the skills, knowledge, and practice ethics of professionals providing care management services.

More information may be found at http://www.caremanager.org and http://www.naccm.net

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