UNCG Gerontology Program

School of Health and Human Sciences

We congratulate Patricia Orr Cook, 2013 UNCG M.S. Gerontology alumnus, who in 2015 forged her entrepreneurial talents to create Cook Care Management, an adult life care management service in Wake,  Durham, Orange, Johnston, and Harnett counties!

Cook received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, holds the Care Manager Certification through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, and is a professional member of the  Southern Gerontological Society since 2011 and of the Aging Life Care Association since 2014.

“Care Management is a holistic care practice looking into each aspect of a person’s life to see what makes them whom they are, which then helps to provide an accurate evaluation and assessment to allow the care manager to provide resources and information based on these items.

How Can Cook Care Management Help?

  • Act as a liaison to families, overseeing care, and quickly alerting families to problems.
  • Advocacy for client
  • Assessment to identify problems and needs
  • Assist with moving an older person to or from a retirement community, assisted care home, or nursing home
  • Crisis solutions
  • Emotional support for both family and client
  • Family guidance
  • Financial management
  • Ongoing monitoring
  • Provide education on disabilities and health issues
  • Provide medical monitoring
  • Provide short or long term assistance for caregivers living near or far away
  • Provide solutions to problems
  • Referrals to appropriate specialists
  • Review legal and financial affairs
  • Screen and arrange in home care services, and other local resources”