HOW DO I SELECT A CARE
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
• How many care managers are in your
• What are your professional credentials?
• Are you licensed in your profession? (typically
in nursing or social work)
• How long have you been providing care
• 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™?
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™ 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
Advising on elder care
- Care Plans
Management of services
- Physician visits
Barbara Herrington, MAG, CMC