What is an Aging Life Care Professional/ Care Manager?
An Aging Life Care Professional, also known as an Aging Life Care™ Manager or Geriatric Care Manager, is a caring and compassionate professional who specializes in assisting older adults and persons with disabilities meeting short and long-term care needs. They become a valuable advocate and a knowledgeable resource to their clients who are searching for ways to meet the needs of their loved ones. As a geriatric specialist, they can serve as an advocate, adviser, problem solver and friend to both the client and their family.
An aging life care professional understands their concerns, Geriatric care managers should have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of elder-care related services or resources in Broward and Palm Beach counties. A geriatric care manager helps older people and their families cope with the challenges of aging. The care manager’s goal is to maximize independence and autonomy of elders and to provide the highest quality and most cost effective services to the client and their families.
The geriatric care manager will conduct a comprehensive assessment which will identify problem areas or suggest alternatives and improvements to enhance the individual’s quality of life. They will attend to all the matters required and make all the necessary arrangements in order to secure the proper care for their client and monitor those services established to ensure peace of mind for all those concerned.Because of their expertise with seniors and disabled adults, care managers can assist individuals with all aspects of their lives (physical, medical, social, emotional and functional). A care manager can help clients locate the best possible services for them by thoroughly researching the options for each client and recommending strategies to improve that individual’s quality of life and help them reach their maximum potential.