Careers in Aging Life Care


An Aging Life Care Professional™, also known as a geriatric care manager, 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™ / care management, including, but not limited to counseling, gerontology, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, or social work with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.

Aging Life Care – a Career Choice

What does it take to enter the field of Aging Life Care?

Like any profession it’s a combination of education, experience, credentials — and vision. Aging Life Care Professionals work in a diversity of settings and the profession is growing tremendously. Most Aging Life Care Professionals work for themselves as independent business owners, with a larger firm, or within another agency.

At ALCA you will find educational opportunities, networking with experts in the field and business development resources to help you in your profession or practice. ALCA represents the gold standard in Aging Life Care.

Want to learn more? Check out our Membership Benefits and FAQs on Education for Aging Life Care Professionals and the Business of Aging Life Care.

For Academic Institutions

With the influx of Aging Life Care/geriatric care management certificate programs, both online and provided by brick-and-mortar institutions of learning, ALCA believes that uniformity of purpose is vital to develop Aging Life Care Professionals of tomorrow.

In response to requests by many academic communities for assistance, ALCA has adapted recommended core competencies set forth by the Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA) for academic communities in the process of developing Aging Life Care/geriatric care management programs. Those recommendations with added core competencies may be found by clicking here .

Geriatric Care Management Articles

Care Managers as Challengers: Adapting to a Changing Economic Landscape

Steve Barlam, MSW, LCSW, CMC, NAPGCM Member

Family Care Contracts: Opportunities for Geriatric Care Managers and Our Clients

Deborah Liss Fins, LICSW, CMC, NAPGCM Member

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