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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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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

  • ‘There’s a window, and once it closes, it closes forever’

    August 6, 2018

    Boston Globe
    Len Fishman, director of the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Gerontology Institute, was talking about an urgent issue in a society that values “aging in place”: deciding the right time to leave your home and move into housing for seniors.
    Make the move too soon, and you lose an important part of yourself. That’s one fear. But wait too long — until your physical or cognitive state has greatly deteriorated — and any place that’s not depressing won’t take you. That’s the other fear.

  • Getting Older Without Family: Addressing Personal, Legal, and Financial Concerns

    July 2018

    The CPA Journal
    What are elderly persons who are without children or other family to serve as caregivers supposed to do? This article outlines some practical issues to consider, along with legal and financial matters for those who are fortunate enough to reach their 80s and beyond.

  • Aging Life Care Professionals® Can Help Families Avoid the Pitfalls of Guardianship

    July 10, 2018

    ALCA Press Release
    Becoming an older loved one’s Durable Power of Attorney—or DPOA—can bring with it a variety of challenges. DPOAs can find themselves facing decisions and responsibilities that they may not feel prepared to handle. This can be especially true with Guardianship—wherein a court appoints the person responsible for an individual’s medical and financial decisions. Aging Life Care Managers™ can help to navigate these overwhelming situations through careful observation and a dedication to promoting the wellbeing of all those involved.

  • Caring for a senior relative? Geriatric care managers can help guide families through services

    July 2, 2018

    Dallas News
    For seniors and their families navigating the complicated maze of care, geriatric care managers can be a lifesaver, says Courtney Smith, elder support program director for the Senior Source, a Dallas nonprofit agency.

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

Volume 27 of the Journal, The Role of The Aging Life Care Professional, is now available.

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.

Inside ALCA Magazine

ALCA Members, keep up to date with ALCA activities and events. Log in now to read the latest issue of Inside ALCA Magazine.

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What Does It Mean to be an Aging Life Care Professional®?

07/19/2018

What is an Aging Life Care Professional?

By Spencer Brown, CMC, LNFA, MSG My introduction to the field of aging was shaped heavily by having close relationships with all four of my grandparents and seeing my parents in a caregiving role.  As a college freshman in the town where one set of grandparents lived, I spent even more time with them.  In the … Continue reading What Does It Mean to be an Aging Life Care Professional®?

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It’s Just Stuff…Right? Learning to Manage the Emotions of Downsizing

06/29/2018

It’s Just Stuff…Right? By Darcy Thiel, MA, LMHC One of my businesses is called “Less Mess, Less Stress.” When I first started, it would be what I envisioned- helping people clean out that junk room, or maybe the garage so it could be parked in. For a while, it became more hoarding or condemned houses. … Continue reading It’s Just Stuff…Right? Learning to Manage the Emotions of Downsizing

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The Secret Life of the Refrigerator

06/14/2018

The Secret Life of the Refrigerator by Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM “Ins and outs,” are what Aging Life Care Specialists™ often do during our initial walk thru a client’s home. The “ins” are such things as medication dispensers, grab bars and smoke detectors.  The “outs,” are unsecured throw rugs, old newspapers and magazines, and … Continue reading The Secret Life of the Refrigerator

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