As part of celebrating the month of May as Aging Life Care Month, we would like help educate our visitors on what it is that Aging Life Care Professionals, also known as Geriatric Care Managers, do to help aging persons and their involved family members to plan for care and solve aging challenges.
Are you an older adult or concerned caregiver having trouble making decisions about aging safely? Do you have concerns about aging comfortably in your own home? Have you recently received a difficult or complicated diagnosis, and need help navigating the medical system? Do you have a plan in place that clearly details your medical wishes if you were to become incapacitated?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you are facing other challenges related to aging, then an Aging Life Care Manager, also known as a Geriatric Care Manager, is the right fit for you.
An Aging Life Care Manager is a trained professional who specializes in working with older adults. They primarily come from professional fields such as social work, nursing, geriatrics, or psychology. These caring professionals understand that aging is a challenging and difficult time for you and your loved ones and are experienced in guiding families through the aging process.
It can be an overwhelming responsibility caring for your aging loved ones. Aging Life Care Professionals help clients, and their families, deal with all aspects of their life, including medical, nutritional, psychological, financial, safety, and social concerns.
Services that a care manager provide are individualized for each client, and a care plan is formulated based on the best options to meet their needs. This may include managing health and safety concerns, coordinating doctor’s appointments, consulting on financial matters, helping find a suitable power of attorney, and arranging assistive services such as in home care, bill paying, or running of errands. Housing can be of great concern as we age, and care managers have extensive knowledge of options for aging at home where possible, and they are familiar with additional living options in the community such as assisted living, rehabilitation centers, nursing home facilities, and specialized dementia care services. They can advise on quality of care and costs and can also identify possible financial and assistance options.
If you’re caring for an aging loved one from a distance, Aging Life Care professionals are a great local advocate to monitor and assess your loved one’s situation, coordinate treatment options, check in on their daily wellbeing, communicate with involved family members, and provide relocation services if necessary.
An Aging Life Care Manager can help provide great peace of mind and relief for elders and their families. If you or a loved one are struggling with complications related to aging, reach out today and let us answer any questions you may have. Please give us a call at (920) 740-8441 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to assist!