May is National Aging Life Care Month and to kick off the celebration we want to first start by just recognizing the people that make up an Aging Life Care Team, our Aging Life Care Professionals. Without them, our organization and Care Management field would not be making the impact on geriatric care that it is today.
There are so many people that are struggling with aging parents or disabled loved ones that are unaware of the support and care that the people within an aging care team, can provide. All of the professionals that make up our care teams in both Nashville and Raleigh are truly why LifeLinks is able to make a difference in our clients’ lives as they age and the lives of their family members.
What is an Aging Life Care Professional?
An Aging Life Care Professional, also known as a geriatric care manager, is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. The Aging Life Care Professional is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to aging life care / care management, including, but not limited to gerontology, nursing, social work, psychology, or occupational therapy, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
The Aging Life Care Professional assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed. Aging Life Care Professionals are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities. Aging Life Care Professionals become the “coach” and families or clients the “team captain.”
Thank you to the Aging Life Care Association™ for permission for us to share this information. You may learn more about Aging Life Care™ at aginglifecare.org.