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 to share this information. You may learn more about Aging Life Care™ at www.aginglifecare.org.