Explaining differences between patient advocate and geriatric care manager

A few weeks ago, a reader asked, “Can you tell me the differences between a geriatric care manager and a patient advocate? I hear the two terms frequently and wonder if they are the same.” Following is a rundown of the basic differences.

A patient advocate can assist anyone of any age – he or she is not limited to someone who is elderly or over a specific age, as a geriatric case manager would be.

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