CEO Kate Granigan Named a Fellow of the Aging Life Care Association®

Kate Granigan, MSW, LICSW, C-ASWCM

We’re honored to report that LifeCare Advocates’ CEO, Kate Granigan, MSW, LICSW, C-ASWCM, was recently named a Fellow of the Leadership Academy of the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). Selection as a Fellow acknowledges Kate’s high degree of commitment and sustained record of leadership in the Association, in her community, and in the Aging Life Care™ profession.

Approximately 50 individuals have been honored as Fellows since ALCA’s inception in 1985. “Adding Kate Granigan to our roster of Fellows of Leadership just adds to the distinction that Aging Life Care Professionals® offer in the growing field of geriatric care management,” said ALCA CEO C. Taney Hamill.

Aging Life Care Professionals provide guidance and advocacy for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. We assist clients both locally and nationally in finding the most appropriate care for aging loved ones. With a specialized focus on issues related to aging, Kate and the other Aging Life Care Professionals on our team assist clients with a variety of aging-related services, such as finding appropriate housing, in-home care, referrals to medical providers or elder law attorneys, as well as the advocacy and support that provides families peace of mind. 

Kate Granigan has been the CEO of LifeCare Advocates since 2016, when she was hired by our previous CEO, Emily Saltz, as her successor. Kate has more than 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Before joining LCA, she had founded and operated a successful care management practice for 17 years. She has held numerous leadership roles with ALCA and other professional associations. Read more about Kate’s career and achievements on her bio page.

“LifeCare Advocates’ staff could not be more proud of Kate’s being named a Fellow of ALCA,” said Anna L. Pollard, LICSW, C-ASWCM, Director of Clinical Services/Life Care Manager at LCA. “She is a dedicated care manager and leader, both in our practice and in her active involvement with ALCA, and devotes her time to promoting, enhancing and expanding the roles that Aging Life Care Professionals can play in guiding elder clients and their families through the journey of aging. We have all benefited greatly from her passion and vision!”

 About the Aging Life Care Association

ALCA 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. With nearly 2,000 members nationwide, members have cared for about two million older adults over its history. ALCA members are distinguished from others practicing care management as they must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements. Members may be trained in any of number of fields including, but not limited to counseling, gerontology, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, or social work; with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. For more information or to access a nationwide directory of Aging Life Care Professionals, please visit