Let’s start by first answering the question of ‘What is an Aging Life Care Manager™?’
For many years, those in our profession were called Geriatric Care Managers. We have our roots in social work, dating back to the early twentieth century. In recent years, our industry re-branded itself, putting the focus on ‘how’ we can help our clients, rather than calling our clients ‘geriatrics.’ In general, we are Health-and-Human Services Specialists who act as an advocate, a guide and at times a surrogate, to help seniors, those with disabilities and their families find the right resources and solutions to navigate the challenges of aging.
Located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, we are a diverse group of well-educated service practitioners with a broad base of knowledge in areas such as: health & medical care, social work, gerontology, nursing, occupational therapy, legal and ethical issues, financial matters, transitional care planning, coordination of in-home services, psychological/cognitive health issues, disability, family dynamics, governmental programs, home safety modifications, end-of-life care planning, crisis management and much, much more…
What Do Aging Life Care Managers Do?
Quite multi-functional, we’re all about relationship-building, counseling, care planning & management, coordinating services, finding resources and the implementation of needed solutions. We provide personalized and compassionate care that focuses on an individual’s needs and wants. We provide quality control; over-sight management for professionals already involved in a care setting; as well as continuity of care in coordinating between family members, physicians and other professionals or service providers.
Most importantly, an Aging Life Care Manager is your primary problem solver! We are often called upon during a crisis – this is why Crisis Management is the most common service we provide.
Why Would You Hire an Aging Life Care Manager?
There are many reasons to call us- Here are just a few examples:
As professional Aging Life Care Managers™, we are guided by a strict code of ethics from several prominent national organizations (Aging Life Care Association, National Aging-in-Place Council, American Society on Aging, National Home Builders Association, etc.). In addition, our ability to maintain these memberships is primarily based upon our previous and continuing educational achievement in the field of Aging.
The best time to call us is Before a Crisis Occurs. However, we know that this is not always possible. Besides putting a care plan into place after an encounter, our Care Managers can guide you on how to AVOID a crisis – and what to do in the event there is a crisis, in order to have a roadmap on what to do.
Call an Aging Life Care Manager if you or a loved one wishes to Age-in-Place and is in need of making Long-Term Plans for the following:
So to answer the question above, “When Should I Hire An Aging Life Care Manager…” the answer is – If you answered “Yes” to any of the challenges above, and you are located in the South Bay/Palos Verdes Peninsula area of Los Angeles, it may be time to call Age Well Life Care Solutions™ at (424) 262-9527 for a consultation… The first one is complimentary!