Aging Life Care Association describes elder care management, also known as geriatric care, as a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults.
Working with families, a Professional Care Manager (Aging Life Care Professional) provides answers during a time of uncertainty. A 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. He/She 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 work for family caregivers through:
The expertise of a Care Manager (Aging Life Care Professional) can be summarized into 8 knowledge areas: Health and disability, financial, housing, families, local resources, advocacy, legal, crisis intervention.
For more information about Aging Life Care Professionals please see the association’s website:www.aginglifecare.org