What is an
Aging Life Care Manager?
How Can TUCKed In Eldercare's Certified Care Managers
(also known as Aging Life Professionals) help me, my loved one, and my family?
What is an Aging Life Care Professional?*
An Aging Life Care Professional 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. TUCKed In Eldercare’s Aging Life Care Professionals are educated and experienced in fields related to Aging Life Care management: counseling, gerontology, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, or social work; with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
Aging Life Care Professionals help clients attain their maximum functional potential. They encourage each individual’s independence while addressing safety and security concerns.
TUCKed In Eldercare’s team of Aging Life Care Professionals address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their clients. They have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities.
TUCKed In Eldercare’s Aging Life Care Professionals are the “coach” and families or clients the “team captain.”
Aging Life Care Professionals are members of the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) and differ from Patient Advocates, Senior Advisors, Senior Navigators, and Elder Advocates. ALCA members must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements of the organization, and all members are required to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. For more information on membership requirements, please click here.
*Adapted from the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA)
How do I know when I 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 multiple medical or psychological issues
is unable to live safely in their current environment
is not pleased with current care providers and requires advocacy
is confused about their own financial and/or legal situation
has limited or no family support
Or if your family:
has just become involved with helping the individual and needs direction about available services
is either “burned out” or confused about care solutions
has limited time and/or expertise in dealing with the individual’s chronic care needs and does not live close by
is at odds regarding care decisions
needs education and/or direction in dealing with behaviors associated with dementia
What are the benefits of using TUCKed In Eldercare's team of Aging Life Care Professionals?
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.