Geriatric Care Management Struggling with the aging process? Need answers? An Aging Life CareTM expert will help. Professional Support Monitors Client Coordinates Care Assesses needs Ensures needs are met Develops a plan Mediates family conflicts Crisis intervention Keeps family informed Peace of mind for family Aging Life CareTM • Dementia Care Consulting (863) 557-7604 • www.allaboutagingllc.com Links to services Identifies changes & makes adjustments Ongoing evaluation & adjustment of plan Communication hub Advocacy Ensures quality & effective care Result: Improved quality of life HOW DO I SELECT A CARE MANAGER? It is important for the wise consumer to ask questions of their potential care manager. Some of these include: • What are the primary services provided by your business? • How many care managers are in your business? • What are your professional credentials? • Are you licensed in your profession? (typically in nursing or social work) • How long have you been providing care management services? • Are you available for emergencies? • How do you communicate information? • What are your fees? • Can you provide me with references? WHAT IS AGING LIFE CARE™? Geriatric care management is a relatively new profession and is not currently licensed through the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. To establish a clear standard of professionalism, the Aging Life Care Association ™ (previously the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) was created. ALCA is an organization of care management practitioners whose goal is the advancement of expert assistance to aging individuals and their families. ALCA promotes the highest standards of practice and ethics in this field. Membership in ALCA is open only to qualified individuals with specialized degrees and experience in human services. Those not at the advanced level of membership hold one of four ALCA-approved certifications. Only members of ALCA are called Aging Life Care Professionals™. Locate an Aging Life Care Professional at aginglifecare.org.
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