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
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