An Aging Life Care Professional is a health/human service specialist that helps older adults and their families. They are professionals trained and experienced in the field of aging with an extensive knowledge of resources. They are able to complete in-home comprehensive assessments to identify problems, address concerns and make recommendations to optimize the goals, independence and safety of the client. They work collaboratively with you to develop a plan of care to reach those goals.
The services of an ALCP help the client and the family find better and more efficient ways of providing care for a loved one. They provide education and insight into the emotional facets of caregiving and into certain disease processes, and can help with advance care planning. They can guide families into having necessary and important discussions with their loved ones.
After an assessment is completed, the manager will review their findings with you. Then they will help navigate the health care system to link to appropriate resources, provide support and optimize quality of life.
- Office meetings with families
- Individualized in-home assessments
- Advocacy & Education
- Referral & Coordination of medical services and community resources
- Advance Care Planning & MOLST discussions
- Advising & researching senior living options (AL, SNF, LTC, NH, CCRC) to meet the needs and goals of each individual client
- Coordination of services to Home Health (skilled and private)
- Communicating with facilities to ensure the highest quality of care
- Assessing levels/ stages of cognition and tapping into the person’s interests to optimize purpose and engagement