Aging Life Care
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT IS AGING LIFE CARE™?
Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:
- Assessment and monitoring
- Planning and problem-solving
- Education and advocacy
- Family caregiver coaching
WHAT IS AN AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL?
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. Paul R. Smith B.S.N., C.M.C. has been a nurse (R.N.) for almost 40 years. I have experience in acute care, home care, hospice and long term care.
The Aging Life Care Professional at Extended Family 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 Professional are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. I have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities.
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.
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