Live from the NAPGCM – Geriatric Care Manager Conference
Well here we are in New Mexico at the National Geriatric Care Manager Conference NAPGCM. It’s been a great show for us so far. Not too many attendees – around 250, but they are all definitely interested in using technology for their clients – which is a great shift that we are seeing and very encouraging. We are pairing them together with our local dealers in their area (our dealers will take care of pricing, installation, tech support, etc). They will help our dealers to determine the care plan assessment for the clients and in turn, our dealers will help them to set up rules, train the families on how to add communications, how to view the data and provide all customer and technical assistance. It’s a match made in heaven!
It’s just so invigorating to be witnessing the shift to a genuine belief and acceptance and even excitement about the possibilities of this sort of technology.
The thing about the group of these people, they are genuinely passionate and care about what they do. You hardly could not be. Being a GCM, you have to love people, care about them and want to help! It’s wonderful chatting with them, we were fortunate enough to go upstairs to a social event put on by Senior Bridge and got to socialize with many of them. We discussed the potential opportunities for working together, things are looking great!
Tomorrow is the last day of the show, we have distributed close to 200 flyers, which means many of them took one. I have collected a handful of business cards that want to be paired with dealers immediately. Many more took my information to contact me about getting paired together!!
We have gotten a nice opportunity to meet some of the other vendors at the show – many are old friends!! Home Instead is right next to us, our friends VRI, CloseBy Network is also here, Phillips Lifeline, ElderCare Channel (very cool new concept – just launched), etc!!
Things are looking good and the weather (I hear) in New Mexico is great – – soon I’ll have to put work away and go outside to enjoy some of it 🙂