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Looking for Aging Life Care Services

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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Aging Life Care Professionals are the experts and can assist in many ways -- find the expert that's right for you!

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Helpful Quick Links

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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For Professional Referral Sources

For Professional Referral Sources

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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Aging Life Care News

  • Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Aging Life Care™ Month this May

    May 4, 2020

    ALCA Press Release
    Celebrations surrounding National Aging Life Care Month will be different this year. For nine years Aging Life Care Professionals® have spent the month of May educating their communities on aging well. That is, guiding individuals in planning for aging – creating care plans, navigating complex medical conditions, making and writing down end-of-life decisions, organizing financial and legal matters, as well as determining appropriate housing or long-term care.

  • Money milestones: Planning to care for your parents

    April 28, 2020

    Policygenius
    Caring for an elderly parent can mean many things, from providing round-the-clock assistance to helping a few hours a week with household chores or attending doctor visits. It can be more difficult if your parent(s) have an illness or need extra help getting around.

  • 7 tips for being a patient advocate for yourself or loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic

    April 10, 2020

    Chicago Tribune
    Talking to doctors and navigating the health care system can be challenging — even when we aren’t facing a pandemic. As the number of people seeking care for COVID-19 continues to swell, we spoke with patient advocacy experts for tips on how to get the help you and your loved ones need. Here’s what they told us.

  • 5 ways to capture the memories of an aging senior

    April 9, 2020

    Care.com
    I was in high school when my beloved grandfather was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He had lived a very full life, so my mom suggested we record him sharing memories while he was still feeling good.

  • Expert Advises Against Pulling Loved Ones Out Of Nursing Homes

    April 9, 2020

    WBZ News Radio
    As many people are considering taking family members and loved ones out of assisted living facilities and nursing homes during the pandemic, doing so might be a dangerous decision.
    Kate Granigan, CEO of Lifecare Advocates in Newton, told WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville that pulling someone out of a home or facility would be emotionally and/or physically dangerous.

Newsroom

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

Journal of Aging Life Care

How Responsible Parties Value Aging Life Care Professionals'® Services.

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 ALL issues of the Journal of Aging Life Care online!.

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COVID-19 Changes Caregiving at Home Care Facilities

06/01/2020

//// By: Annette Murphy, BA, MSW, C-ASWCM //// The challenges of COVID-19 and the fundamental change it’s bringing to caregiving and our healthcare system will be felt for years to come. Social isolation, hard to find supplies, and worry over the advisability of face-to-face medical visits are just some of the concerns of family and … Continue reading COVID-19 Changes Caregiving at Home Care Facilities

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Self-care During a Pandemic

05/29/2020

//// By: Harisa Paco, MSW, CMC //// Our nation has been moving towards reopening and Memorial Day weekend saw record numbers of people heading out and maneuvering how to kick-off summer in a socially distant way. While social distancing will still be important, and even as salons and other places begin hanging up their “open” … Continue reading Self-care During a Pandemic

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One Care Manager’s experience through COVID-19

05/27/2020

//// Written by Joan Harris, LSW,MBA, CMC //// May is Aging Life Care Month and this is one perspective through COVID-19 by an Aging Life Care Professional. As professional Care Managers (Aging Life Care Professionals), when we take on clients we are 100% committed to them, their wellness, helping them to reach their goals, being … Continue reading One Care Manager’s experience through COVID-19

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