How do you know that you need an Aging Life Care Professional®?

When caregiving for an aging family member becomes overwhelming, it may be time to contact
an Aging Life Care Professional.  You may need an Aging Life Care Professional if:

  • The person you are caring for has limited or no family support.
  • Your family has just become involved with helping the individual and needs direction
    about available services.
  • The person you are caring for has multiple medical or psychological issues.
  • The person you are caring for is unable to live safely in his/her current environment.
  • Your family is either “burned out” or confused about care solutions.
  • Your family has limited time and/or expertise in dealing with your loved ones’ 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/her own financial and/or legal
    situation.
  • Your family needs education and/or direction in dealing with behaviors associated with
    dementia.
  • You live at a distance from your loved one.

What are the benefits of using an Aging Life Care Professional®?

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 and
    needs.
  • Accessibility — care is typically available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Continuity of care – communications are coordinated between family members, doctors
    and other professionals, and service providers.
  • Cost containment — inappropriate placements, duplication of services, and unnecessary
    hospitalizations are avoided.
  • Quality control – aging life care services follow ALCA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

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 www.aginglifecare.org.