Round-the-clock caregiving for an aging family member can be overwhelming.

It may be time to contact an Aging Life Care Manager if:

  • The person you are caring for has limited or no family support.
  • You need direction about available services or assisted living facilities for someone you recently started helping.
  • The person you are caring for has multiple medical or psychological issues, or developmental disabilities.
  • Your family needs education and/or direction in dealing with behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or Parkinson’s.
  • The person you are caring for is unable to live safely in his or her current environment.
  • Your family is “burned out” or confused about caring for aging parents.
  • You want to learn how to protect a loved one against elder abuse.
  • Your family has limited time and/or expertise in dealing with a loved one’s chronic care needs.
  • Your family is at odds regarding care decisions.
  • The person you are caring for is not pleased with current care providers and requires advocacy.
  • The person you are caring for is confused about his or her financial or legal situation.
  • You don’t live close to your loved one.

Benefits of Using an Aging Life Care Manager

Aging Life Care services are offered in a variety of settings. Professionals can serve the needs of their clients by providing:

  • Personalized and compassionate service, focusing on the individual’s wants, needs, and strengths
  • Accessibility to care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Continuity of care by coordinating communications between family members, doctors and other professionals, and service providers
  • Cost containment by helping clients avoid inappropriate placements, duplication of services, and unnecessary hospitalizations
  • Quality control by following ALCA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
“I have recommended Windward Life Care to several of my friends. I most appreciate the flexible approach to care management. You are there to support my mom and me with whatever issues come up, and when I am in a place of stability with my mom’s needs, then I know you are in the background, just a phone call, e-mail or text away. That is just exactly what I was looking for when I began searching for a support system.” – L.L.

Thank you to the Aging Life Care Association® for permission to share this information. You may learn more about Aging Life Care at aginglifecare.org