Aging Life Care™: What is it?
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 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.” Some of the services provided in Aging Life Care include: assessment and care planning, monitoring and advocacy, and education and caregiver coaching.
Aging Life Care Professionals™: The Experts in Aging Well
An Aging Life Care Professional (or care manager, or 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”.
Aging Life Care Professionals are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client, to help that client attain maximum potential. They have extensive knowledge about the availability of resources in their community and their costs and quality.
Our Aging Wisely team of Aging Life Care Professionals brings a broad range of experience and expertise to the clients we serve in the Tampa Bay area of Florida (and families worldwide). With these resources at your disposal, your family can gain peace of mind.
Aging Life Care Association
The Aging Life Care Association, formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM), is the professional association for practitioners in this field. ALCA members must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements, and all members are required to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Our Aging Wisely team has been actively involved in this professional association (and others) for many years. Our team members have been selected as speakers several times for the association’s national and Florida conferences and we have served in different capacities on various committees. We are proud to be involved in the continuing advancement of this profession so that families can find the qualified, professional help they need.
You can read more about Aging Wisely’s team members who are advanced members of the ALCA:
Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for Aging Life Care Professionals™
Our Aging Wisely geriatric care manager team adheres to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for Aging Life Care Professionals. We use this, along with enhanced standards of operation and training, for all incoming team members, even if they are not yet certified or advanced members of the association.
The code of ethics provides: accountability to clients and the public, guidance for professional members, a framework for resolving ethical dilemmas and a means for reviewing complaints brought against members. You can read more about the Aging Life Care Professionals Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics here.
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