What is an Aging Life Care Manager?

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Aging Life Care managers/professionals provide direction and guidance regarding aging-related issues and act as advocates for their clients. Specific services include:

  • Providing comprehensive needs assessments
  • Developing and monitoring care plans that serve as a blueprint for solving issues and promoting wellness
  • Acting as a liaison among a client’s health care providers to ensure a holistic, seamless delivery of care
  • Attending medical appointments with a client and advocating for their best interests
  • Providing guidance when specific challenges arise
  • Educating clients on the numerous local resources available to them and how best to access their services
  • Provide crisis intervention during emergency situations
  • Helping family members find a support system and act as an intermediary if conflict arises
  • Working to find the best possible living situation, which may be a client’s home (with or without the assistance of in-home caregivers) or a senior living community
  • Coordinating and educating home care workers in delivering superior care

The biggest advantage of using the services of a care manager is that they provide a holistic approach to a senior’s care and have the experience and expertise to find solutions and help ensure positive outcomes.