What is an Aging Life Care™ Manager?

Lifestyle needs change as a person ages, and some individuals find it difficult to meet their personal long-term care needs without the help of a professional. An Aging Life Care Manager can offer assistance to help with a variety of services to help with comfort and happiness in the later years of life.

Working through the Challenges of Aging

The experience of aging brings about a variety of both expected and unexpected challenges. Changes and adjustments need to be made to accommodate these challenges. Many times, the changes need to be catered to each person’s individual situation, depending on their health and circumstances.

An Aging Life Care Manager specializes in services that make it easier to overcome these challenges. These services can be adjusted to match an individual’s needs. If you need assistance with anything relating to care or in-home services, consider talking to an Aging Life Care Manager™ for more information.

How Can an Aging Life Care Manager Help?

An Aging Life Care™ professional can help with the assessment of an individual’s life situation to identify current or potential problems. Proper care is then able to be planned to provide a comfortable and fulfilling life. Through the right assessment and planning, it is possible to identify eligibility for assistance and specific in-home help that can be used to improve the quality of living.

Most care managers have a background in a related field, such as social work or nursing. As you are looking for a care manager, consider the benefits of choosing someone who is certified, and you can checking the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) website at http://www.aginglifecare.org

These services are more than just finding a place for an aging adult to live. Instead, this process is focused on the goals of each, to emphasize strengths and foster a sense of purpose through the remaining years of their life. Some of the services might include:

  • Healthcare advocacy
  • Attending and coordinating physician appointments
  • Assessing home safety
  • Helping with the management of dementia-related symptoms

You can view more information about the services of an Aging Life Care Manager™ on the ALCA website.

Financial, Legal, and Medical Help

Even though an Aging Life Care Manager doesn’t offer financial or medical advice, the manager can oversee care and treatments by referring an individual to the right professionals for help in specific areas. The manager works as a liaison during major life transitions, such as moving to a care facility or setting up in-home care.

Here at Windward Life Care, we want to help you establish a plan that addresses your specific needs. Our support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can rest assured that we are always here to help when you need it the most. Contact us for more information about the benefits of working with an Aging Life Care Manager.