WHAT IS AN AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL™?

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An Aging Life Care Professional™, also known as a geriatric care manager, is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults.

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 occupational 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 families or clients the “team captain.”

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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.

AGING LIFE CARE™ is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association™. Only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term to identify their services. AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL™ is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association™. It is an indication of membership in ALCA, and only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term.