While Aging Life Care Managers come from a variety of backgrounds and expertise, they all have high qualifications, certifications, and uphold ALCA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Founded in 1985 by a handful of geriatric care social workers in New York City, the organization has grown to be nationwide and include educated professionals … Continue reading LGBTQ Care Managers in Care Management
Now that the Pandemic has BLOWN UP THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, especially long-term care, the need for a savvy and experienced Aging Life Care Manager® is more evident than ever. Aging Life Care Professionals® are members of the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) and differ from Health Care Advocates, Patient Advocates, Senior Advisors, Senior Navigators, and … Continue reading Navigating complex health-care systems with an Aging Life Care Professional®
This May the Aging Life Care Association celebrated its 10th annual Aging Life Care Month, while acknowledging the Administration on Community Living’s Older Americans Month celebration. Aging Life Care Professionals have always been a part of the continuum of care for older adults—and part of the “Community of Strength” for aging loved ones and their … Continue reading ALCA Members Embodies Older American’s Month Motto
At Aging Wisdom we are guided by a set of values that are naturally woven into our company culture and our work as Aging Life Care Professionals®: Integrity. Professionalism. Compassion. Collaboration. Service to our clients and our community. While each value is precious and essential, it is often through Collaboration that we experience incredible serendipity … Continue reading Collaboration Enhances Aging Life Care and “Communities of Strength”
Mission Accomplished with a Doppelganger “I need your help with my Mom.” It was a text message from a friend’s daughter, Toni (not her real name). I called Toni immediately. I could sense how exhausted, anxious, and scared she was. Someone in need of help is the lifeblood of the work we—Aging Life Care Managers™–do. … Continue reading Distance Doesn’t Have to Matter: Holding Hands, South to North
They met during WW2 – he, a handsome Yankee flyboy; she, a Morse Code operator for the Women’s Australian Air Force. He was fascinated by her flaming red hair and beauty; she was attracted to his bravado and good looks. They married and he moved her from the sunny shores of Terrigal, NSW, to northern … Continue reading In Honor of Older American’s Month – One Aging Life Care Manager’s story
Aging Life Care Managers® expand your resources and knowledge for making excellent choices related to wellness. Aging Life Care Managers®, also referred to as Care Managers (CM) at times, have been providing older adults and their caregivers’ long-term choices and advocacy since the 1980s. The profession of Aging Life Care is still rather new and emerging. … Continue reading New Beginnings–Aging Life Care Managers® Helping to Keep Older Adults at Home or Transition
As you manage the care of an aging loved one, it can be helpful to seek support from a professional. Learn about the unique role an aging life care manager plays and how to select one that meets your needs. There are many different reasons you or your loved one may need extra care. Whether … Continue reading What is an Aging Life Care Manager?
“My father will not tolerate a ____________ (fill-in-the-blank) caregiver. Can you promise me a ____________ one?” Having run a home care business for over 30 years I have heard this request many times over to my disbelief and sadness that an adult would not just want the best trained, most experienced, and kind caregiver for … Continue reading Racial Bias in Requesting Caregivers: How to rise above this problem!
Mr. Smith is 79 years old. A week ago, he had a stroke while home alone. Thankfully, his youngest son arrived minutes later and got Mr. Smith admitted to the hospital. After a week, the hospital discharge planner contacted Mr. Smith’s oldest son, Paul, who is listed as his healthcare POA (Power of Attorney). The … Continue reading Dad Had a Stroke… Now What?