THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

As our society enjoys ever increasing longevity, more and more families are finding themselves navigating the intricate network of Aging Life Care™ options. Many adult children are challenged by balancing their own lives, logistical issues, career demands, and financial responsibilities while ensuring their loved one receives the attention deserved. It’s during these times of transition that a care manager can make an immense difference.

An Aging Life Care ProfessionalTM also known as Geriatric Care Managers are health and human services specialists who help families care for aging relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible. The Aging Life Care ProfessionalTM may be trained in any of a number of fields related to long-term care, including, nursing, gerontology, social work, psychology, and others, with a specialized focus on issues related to Aging Life CareTM.
When considering to engage the services of an Aging Life Care ProfessionalTM Geriatric Care Manager, you should evaluate whether you have the time, inclination, or skills to manage the challenges of geriatric care. If you are not sure, ask a trusted advisor to help you decide if an Aging Life CareTMexpert may be helpful. Enlisting the support of other family members to consult a professional is a good way to build a consensus on the solutions.

Questions that you may wish to consider:

  • Are the problems that you or your loved ones are facing becoming larger and more complex than you can comfortably manage?
  • Are other demands and responsibilities now so great that you are not able to provide the desired level of supervision and attention to your loved one’s problems?
  • Personalized and compassionate service — focusing on the individual’s wants and needs
  • Accessibility – care services available beyond regular business hours
  • Continuity of care management – 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
  • Long term provider relationships
  • Quality control – care management services follow Aging Life CareTM Assocation (ALCA) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
Many Geriatric Care Managers are licensed in their individual specialties as required by state laws, i.e. nursing, social work, psychology, etc. ALCA members are committed to rigorous Standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics. They meet high standards set for each membership category, through verified formal education, work experience, and related industry certifications. Consumers can depend on ALCA members to represent excellence in Aging Life CareTM.
Aging Life Care ProfessionalTM Geriatric Care Managment is a private pay service. Some long term care insurance policies will pay for care management or care coordination provided that the Aging Life Care ProfessionalTM has the appropriate license and certification.

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Melissa at Age Wise was a great comfort to me and my mom when my 96 year old grandmother, who was already living in a memory care unit, broke her hip. She helped us navigate the health care system by being our advocate at meetings, informing us of our options, helping us find a new home for grandma post-rehab, arranging transportation, and giving us compassionate support through it all. I have recommended her to many friends who have found themselves in similar situations. She helped us get through this crisis feeling like we’d done all that we could to ensure the best outcome for my grandma.
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