Who are Aging Life Care Professionals?
Also called Geriatric Care Managers, Aging Life Care Professionals are experienced human services professionals, who have education and experience assisting older adults with solving problems related to health and loss of independence. They come from fields of social work, nursing, psychology, counseling, and others that are focused on assisting elders and people with disabilities to live as well as possible. Aging Life Care Professionals partner with caregivers and family members to create and maintain the optimal living environment for their clients.
They have extensive knowledge of the resources available, and can help find the most cost effective solution. Aging Life Care Professionals are members of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly called the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers). To become a member they need to adhere to a number of criteria that includes education, experience, and certifications. The Aging Life Care Association has a Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice, by which members must agree to follow. For more information, see the website for Aging Life Care Association.