Celebrating Aging Life Care™ Month
At LifeCare Advocates, we have a team of Life Care Managers who oversee our clients’ care. They’re a close-knit team who share a common philosophy and commitment to excellence. In addition, they’re all certified by the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) as Aging Life Care Professionals®. This May marks the tenth anniversary of National Aging Life Care Month, during which members work to educate their communities on aging well.
Guides and advocates
Aging Life Care Professionals take a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults and others facing health challenges. We have education and experience in any of several fields, including, but not limited to counseling, gerontology, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, or social work.
As health and human services specialists, we act as guides and advocates for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. Especially in today’s uncertain times, Aging Life Care Professionals are helping ensure the physical, medical, and emotional needs of vulnerable seniors while advocating for clients and coordinating with caregivers and their families.
Guidance during the pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our Life Care Managers have been helping families with crisis intervention and addressing social isolation issues and safety concerns. We offer practical advice for families considering long-term care facilities versus living at home as the pandemic evolves.
“Aging Life Care Professionals stand out among others claiming to offer care management services,” said ALCA CEO C. Taney Hamill. “Our members must meet a high level of education and experience and adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Families can be confident in working with a member of ALCA when faced with the increasing unvetted care management options out there.”
More about ALCA
The Aging Life Care Association was formed in 1985, originally as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, to advance dignified, coordinated care for older adults in the United States. Founded by a handful of women entrepreneurs in the social work and nursing fields, the association has grown to nearly 2,000 members nationwide, who have cared for about two million older adults over its 36-year history.
Members have extensive training and experience working with older adults, people with disabilities, and families who need assistance with caregiving issues. Members must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements. Learn more about ALCA at www.aginglifecare.org.