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Code of Ethics

All our geriatric care managers abide by a Code of Ethics which we pledge to our clients and their families. Our Code of Ethics is as follows:

Provision of Service

We will provide ongoing service to you only after we have assessed your needs and you, or a person designated to act for you, understand and agree to a plan of service, the results that may be expected from it, and the cost of service.

Self-Determination

We will base our plan of service on goals you, or a person designated to act for you, have defined, and which enhance the decisions you have made concerning your life.

Loyalty

Our first duty is loyalty to you. We will always provide services based on your best interest, even if this conflicts with our interests or the interests of others.

Termination of Service

We will end service to you only after reasonable notice. We will recommend a plan for you to continue to receive the services as needed.

Substitute Judgment

We will not substitute our judgment for yours unless we are acting in the role of your guardian, appointed by a Court of Law, or with your approval, or the approval of someone designated to act for you.

Confidentiality

We will hold in trust any confidence you give us, disclosing information to others only with your permission, or if we are compelled to do so by a belief that you will be seriously harmed by our silence, or if the laws of this State require us to do so.

Referral/Disclosure

We will refer you only to services and organizations we believe to be appropriate and of good quality. We will fully explain to you any business relationship we have with any service we propose, and give you information on alternatives, if at all possible, so that you, or a person designated to act for you, can make an informed decision to accept or reject the services we recommend to you.

Cooperation

We will strive to ensure cooperation between all of the individuals involved in providing service and care to you.

Qualifications

We are fully qualified in our profession to provide the services we undertake. We continue to improve our skills and knowledge by participating in professional development programs and maintaining certification and licensing in our profession.

Discrimination

We will not promote or sanction any form of discrimination.

This page was taken from the former National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers website with their permission and was copyrighted. In addition, Aging Care Advocates staff upholds the following Code of Ethics, which can be seen at National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.