Aging Life Care / Geriatric Care Management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults. At Senior Healthcare Management our Aging Life Care Professionals™ work with you to provides answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance and assistance helps families take action and make decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love. This reduces worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers. Our professionals accomplish this by:
An Aging Life Care Professional, also known as a Geriatric Care Manager, is an advocate, a guide, and a resource for an older adult and or their families caring for an older relative. The Aging Life Care Professional is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to aging life care / care management, including, but not limited to gerontology, nursing, social work, psychology, or physical therapy, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. The Aging Life Care Professional™ assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed. Aging Life Care Professionals™ are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities. Aging Life Care Professionals™ become the “coach” and the families or clients are the team captains. Aging Life Care Professionals™ are members of the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) and differ from Patient Advocates, Senior Advisors, Senior Navigators, and Elder Advocates. ALCA members must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements of the organization, and all members are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.
When caregiving for an aging family member becomes overwhelming, it may be time to contact an Aging Life Care Professional™. You may need an Aging Life Care Professional™ if: