What is aging life care?
Aging Life Care, formerly known as geriatric care management, is a comprehensive, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. As Aging Life Care Managers, we provide families expert guidance and customized solutions to ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.
Do you need an aging life care professional?
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:
The person you are caring for has limited or no family support.
Your family has just become involved with helping the individual and needs direction about available services.
The person you are caring for has multiple medical or psychological issues.
The person you are caring for is unable to live safely in his/her current environment.
Your family is either “burned out” or confused about care solutions.
Your family has limited time and/or expertise in dealing with your loved ones’ chronic care needs.
Your family is at odds regarding care decisions.
The person you are caring for is not pleased with current care providers and requires advocacy.
The person you are caring for is confused about his/her own financial and/or legal situation.
Your family needs education and/or direction in dealing with behaviors associated with dementia.
You live at a distance from your loved one
What are the benefits of using an aging life care professional
Aging Life Care services are offered in a variety of settings. Professionals can serve the needs of their clients by providing:
Personalized and compassionate service — focusing on the individual’s wants and needs.
Accessibility — care is typically available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Continuity of care – communications are coordinated between family members, doctors and other professionals, and service providers.
Cost containment — inappropriate placements, duplication of services, and unnecessary hospitalizations are avoided.
Quality control – aging life care services follow ALCA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Areas of Expertise
THANK YOU TO THE AGING LIFE CARE ASSOCIATION for permission to share this information. You may learn more about Aging Life Care™ at aginglifecare.org