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Cathy Cress - Cress GCM Consult. Santa Cruz, CA, US

Cathy Cress Cathy Cress

Cress GCM Consult


Eldercare and Midlife Sibling Expert and Author of the Bible of Geriatric Care Management





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Cathy Cress holds an MSW in Aging from U.C. Berkeley. Her latest book Mom Loves You Best, Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships, New Horizon Press, came out in October 2010. Cress’s book, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Jones and Bartlett, is the bible of geriatric care management and came out in a third edition in March 2011 .Her book Care Managers, Working With the Aging Family, Jones and Bartlett, 2008 is one of the few major books on the aging family. Ms. Cress is the founder of GCM Consult, working with small and national groups who want to add or launch GCM businesses. She has taught geriatric care management at the University of Florida, San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, Cabrillo College and San Mateo College. Cress is a founding partner in CHN Consultants, “Your Partners in Eldercare Development”

Industry Expertise (3)

Elder Care

Health Care - Services

Professional Training and Coaching

Accomplishments (3)

author - Handbook of Geriatric Care Management 3rd edition (professional)


andbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide for Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) to help define duties and procedures while providing guidelines for setting up a geriatric care practice. An essential teaching tool, this new edition is an easy-to-use, practical guide that gives students the foundation they need to receive a certificate or degree in GCM.The Third Edition has been completely updated with revised chapters on psychosocial assessment, functional assessme

Geriatric Care Management, aging, midlife siblings (professional)


Wrote the only book in the field of geriatric care management, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management Jones and Bartlett, which is now in it's 3d edition Wrote the major book on the aging family, Care Manager's Working With the Aging Family, Jones and Bartlett Have been a main 65 times i the past 30 years and published 35 articles and 3 books resume available

Being a Mom (personal)


Have raised 4 kids, two stepchildren and brought siblings together in family where all four are great people, sibling’s parents and friends. Have 10 grandchildren from 1-year-old twins to a 26 year old.They are all great friends. That is a great accomplishment

Education (4)

UC Berkeley: MSW, Organization Planning and Administration -Aging 1980

UC Berkeley: Masters in Social Work , Organization, Planning and Administration- Aging 1980

Rowan College ( formerly Glassboro State College): BA, English and History 1967

Editor-in-Chief of Whit, Glassboro State College Newspaper. Member of Social Sciences Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu Member of Mortar Board , Who's Who in American Colleges, 1967, Glassboro State College.

UC Berkeley: MSW Aging , Organization, Planning and Administration Aging 1981

Affiliations (1)

  • National Association of Geriatric Care Management

Testimonials (3)

Dr, Anne Rosenthal, Coordinator of Speakers- GCM Eldercare | Western Regional Chapter National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers 22nd Annual Conference

Cathy Cress speaks honestly, passionately and vividly about the complexities of the human condition. Her wit and compassion enliven her stories as she shares her brilliant insights about aging, caregiving and sibling relationships and this sets her well apart. I highly recommend her as an outstanding speaker.

tBetsy Evatt, LCSW, CMC, Senior Care Management, Inc. Pres. of NAPGCM San Diego Unit | 12/08 ,San Diego, Ca., Working With the Aging Family and Forgiveness , Geriatric Care Managers Local Unit, White Sands Retirement Community , La Jolla, 8:45-10:30, call 415-441-6490,

The San Diego Unit of Geriatric Care Managers was exceedingly fortunate to have Cathy present to us on mediation. Cathy’s knowledge is extensive and her presentation style is interactive and very engaging. We all learned from the expert with a very enthusiastic presentation. What a pleasure to receive instruction from the person who wrote the book!

Eileen Nevitt BA, MA, School of Social Service Admnistration, Geraitric Care Manager | March 15 2012 , Preventing hospital re-admissions,Title: Panel Discussion Regarding Preveting Hospital Readmissions and How Care Managers Can Help Decrease Clients’ Hospital Visits, Bay Area Western Chapter National Association of Geriatric Care Mana

"Cathy Cress MSW spoke at our March 2012 local unit meeting for the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers on 'Preventing hospital re-admissions' and led a panel discussion about how care managers can help decrease clients’ hospital visits. As a visionary pioneer and theoretician in our field, Cathy, expertly articulated her conceptualization about current health care delivery trends so the attendees could easily incorporate this new information into their current practices. Ms. Cress not surprisingly drew the largest audience yet this year for one of our professional meetings!"

Event Appearances (1)

, Preventing hospital re-admissions,Title: Panel Discussion Regarding Preveting Hospital Readmissions and How Care Managers Can Help Decrease Clients’ Hospital Visits,

National Association of Geriatric Care Managers, Bay Area Unit  San Francisco


Sample Talks (1)

What Happens When Mom Dies? The Next 50 Years Among Siblings."

Midlife sibling conflict left over from childhood often disrupts a midlife family and emotionally affects each individual family member . Learn how to help siblings resolve sibling differences end brother and sister squabbles and help siblings and families work together to care for aging parents. The presentation is based on geriatric care manager Cathy Cress MSW and gerontologist Kali Cress Peterson’s new book Mom Loved You Best, Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships.



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


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