Category Archives: Diversity

LGBTQ Care Managers in Care Management

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

Equity in Aging for LGBT Older Adults: A Review of the Past Ten Years and Progress for the Future

                  //// By: Denny Chan And Natalie Kean, Originally published in the May-June 2021 issue of Generations Today by the American Society on Aging. //// Ten years ago, Justice in Aging and SAGE wrote a report, “Stories from the Field,” on discrimination LGBT older adults experience in nursing homes. We heard reports of … Continue reading Equity in Aging for LGBT Older Adults: A Review of the Past Ten Years and Progress for the Future

Aging Life Care Moment with Victor Alcala, MSW, MSG, CMC

Beginning to showcase diversity in gender, ALCA member Victor Alcala of Alcala Care Management Services talks about his first caregiving experiences that led him to a career in care management. Being brought into the fold of ALCA from another member, Victor also talks about ways the association can diversify membership and the industry. Victor has … Continue reading Aging Life Care Moment with Victor Alcala, MSW, MSG, CMC

ALCA Members Embodies Older American’s Month Motto

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

Racial Bias in Requesting Caregivers: How to rise above this problem!

“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!