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Look for Aging Life Care Services

If you are looking for expert assistance in caring for a family member, friend, or yourself, this site will help you learn about Aging Life Care Professionals – a partner to help you make the best decisions and deliver the best solutions for you and your loved one as they age. It’s a holistic approach – that respects your values, preferences, and resources.

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Helpful Quick Links

Welcome to the Aging Life Care Association website. We invite you to browse our pages to learn more about Aging Life Care, and Aging Life Care Professional. In this section, we have provided a few Quick Links to help guide you.

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Information on Careers & Membership

Information on Careers & Membership

If you are considering a career in Aging Life Care or are ready to join ALCA, this site provides information on the profession, certification, and membership categories and applications. Our Mission: Leading the community of aging life care professionals through education, professional development, and the highest ethical standards.

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If you are working with a client who needs a broader scope of services, contact a member of ALCA to ensure finding a professional with the expertise and experience to provide appropriate support, resources, and services. Our members subscribe to the highest standards of practice and code of ethics.

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  • If You're Thinking About Assisted Living for Your Parents

    October 13, 2016

    Yahoo Finance
    While the vast majority of older adults would like to live out their lives in their own homes, it isn't always a practical option. If in-home care isn’t possible, and a parent doesn't need round-the-clock skilled nursing services, assisted living might be the right solution.
    The problem, though, is that assisted living can be expensive, and the quality of facilities can vary.

  • How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital — And Avoid Readmission

    September 1, 2016

    Kaiser Health News
    It’s a mistake to rely on hospital staff to ensure that things go smoothly; medical centers’ interests (efficiency, opening up needed beds, maximizing payments, avoiding penalties) are not necessarily your interests (recovering as well as possible, remaining independent and easing the burden on caregivers).
    Instead, you and a family member, friend or caregiver need to be prepared to ask plenty of questions and push for answers.

  • Is it worth paying an expert to help you navigate the health-care system?

    August 12, 2016

    Market Watch
    There is a new cost in retirement and older age — navigating complexity. While managing finances in retirement can be a challenge — surviving the health-care and home-care system can make the most complex portfolio or financial advisor's Monte Carlo simulation look like a family board game.

Visit the ALCA Newsroom for additional news and press releases on the association, Aging Life Care™, Aging Life Care Professionals™, and past articles on Geriatric Care Management.

Journal of Aging Life Care

Each issue is filled with in-depth articles and case studies on clinical topics and business topics that are vital in educating Aging Life Care Professionals on the latest trends, best practices, and research in the field. Read the Journal of Aging Life Care.

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Get Help Navigating Nursing Home Care


Nursing Home Care

Moving to a long-term care facility or nursing home can be a shock to an individual and to the family. And you’ve probably figured out how expensive it is. With questions ranging from cost to quality of care to food choices, you may feel overwhelmed or trapped. An Aging Life Care Professional™ can help you … Continue reading Get Help Navigating Nursing Home Care

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Special Needs Children and the Aging Parent


Planning for the Care of Special Needs Children

Having an adult child with “special needs,” and planning ahead for his or her care, is a concern for parents throughout the child’s lifespan.  Most of these adult children are extremely dependent upon their parents, counting on them to provide fully for their safety and well-being, as well as love and encouragement. As the parents … Continue reading Special Needs Children and the Aging Parent

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Pets and Aging Adults


Pets give aging adults support

Aging Life Care Specialists look beyond the typical definitions of family support system, recognizing that pets often bring their client needed love and companionship. For many aging adults, pets reduce stress, lessen loneliness, and often give one a sense of purpose. As one Aging Life Care Specialist shares, pets need to be considered in the overall … Continue reading Pets and Aging Adults

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