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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. The Aging Life Care Professional® is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to Aging Life Care™ management, including, but not limited to 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.
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 Professional® become the “coach” and families or clients the “team captain.”
Aging Life Care Professionals® are members of the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). 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.
With Atlas Aging Life Care Management, families can rest assured that their loved one has someone to look after them, someone nearby to be there in case of emergency. Care Managers become more than a professional making an assessment. We become a shoulder to lean on, a counselor, and a friend.
ALCA Knowledge Areas
The expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals® can be summarized into eight knowledge areas.