Aging Life Care™ managers can assess older adults and develop a care plan that will determine the need for in-home care, relocation and additional medical care. They coordinate a variety of care-related services and can be the eyes and ears for family members who live far away. They are also there for those family members who live nearby, but are too busy to handle the daily details of the older person’s life. Aging Life Care managers provide the answers and the solutions to busy family members who know help is needed but don’t know what to do.
When you work with an Aging Life Care manager, you are hiring a recognized expert who meets requirements for education, experience, and continuing education. Members of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) adhere to ALCA’s stringent ethical standards of practice.
An Aging Life Care manager can answer questions such as:
- What kind of services and activities are available for my needs? Aging Life Care managers know what’s available in the community, and ensure each client has the personalized services that meet their unique wants and need
- Who can answer my questions after hours or on the weekend? Many Aging Life Care managers are available after hours and on weekends to answer your questions.
- My loved one receives help or care from several sources. How can we keep track of it all? Working with an Aging Life Care manager ensures continuity in care. Our oversight helps reduce miscommunications, saves time, and reduces stress and costs for clients.
- I’m not sure how much help I need. Aging Life Care services are efficient and flexible. You decide what you need, without bureaucratic red tape.
- I’m concerned about expenses. Aging Life Care managers members strive to reduce inappropriate institutional care and overuse of services. They match the service to the client’s needs and help contain costs.
- What if there’s an emergency? Aging Life Care managers provide short-term or ongoing assistance to help prevent crises and unnecessary hospitalizations. When an emergency does arise, they are the “boots on the ground” to ensure a smooth transition of care.
Who Works With Aging Life Care Managers?
- Individuals and families
- Banks and trust officers
- Physicians and allied health professionals
- Social service providers
- Senior housing communities
For residents of New York state, we’ve compiled this list of Aging-Related Resources.
“When it became difficult for me to function independently, I was grateful for the help I received from a private care manager.” — Client