Public Policy

ALCA is committed to identifying and influencing policy issues that have a direct bearing on the work of our members and the clients we serve. ALCA actively seeks and participates in collaborative relationships with like-minded organizations to build greater support for relevant issues of shared concern.

The ALCA Public Policy Committee deliberates and recommends to the Board of Directors pertinent issues for ALCA to address. They work to promote the interests of our membership to policy makers by monitoring the legislative and regulatory process, collaborating with other organizations, and working directly with policymakers and their staff when possible.

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Position Papers

ALCA publishes Position Papers on issues of core importance to our members and their clients that guide our internal and external educational and policy efforts.

Care Management

Aging Life Care™ is the process of planning and coordinating the care of older adults and people with disabilities to improve their quality of life… Read more…  

Health Care Decision Making

In accordance with the ALCA “Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice”, ALCA members promote clients’ rights to self-determination and respect individual context. To honor obligations of autonomy, it is essential health care professionals respect the client/patient as the source of control as well as the client’s/patient’s values and preferences... Read more…

Legal Protections for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

While seniors and individuals who are disabled have many rights, both as US residents in general and also as discreet populations, such rights are meaningless unless they are protected… Read more...  

Long Term Services and Support

Long-term services and support currently are a patchwork of programs, which include home-based, community-based and institutional care…Read more…

Managed Care

Managed Care is a health care delivery system organized to manage cost, utilization, and quality of care. It is used for both acute and chronic care services and Managed Care systems exist in a variety of forms throughout many federal, state and private insurance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Read More...  

Medicaid Program

Medicaid is a jointly funded federal and state program that covers health costs and long term care costs according to means-tested criteria… Read more…  

Medicare Coverage of Care Management

Aging Life Care™ is increasingly becoming recognized as a critical tool in health care and service delivery to older adults and people with disabilities… Read more…

Medicare Program

The Medicare program is an important source of health care coverage for older adults and people with disabilities. It must be comprehensive in its scope of coverage and services… Read more…

Social Security and Pensions

Social Security is the cornerstone of the nation’s income protection system for America’s seniors. Older Americans receive monthly social security benefits, which provide some financial independence… Read more…

Transportation for Seniors & Disabled Individuals

For many individuals who incur chronic health problems as they age, and for many individuals who live with disabilities regardless of age, the ability to travel outside the home often becomes significantly hampered... Read More...  

Contact your elected officials:

What Can I Do?

On topics of importance to you, your employees and/or your clients you may want to notify an elected official. Following are helpful tips to do so.

What do I say?

"Hello, my name is [your name]. I'm a constituent from [your city], zip code [your zip code]. I am also a Member of the Aging Life Care Association, a 2000 member professional organization of advocates for the aging and disabled citizens in my area. I don't need a response. I am opposed to [issue] and I strongly encourage th e Senator to please vote [for or against]. Thank you for your hard work!"

Short and sweet is most effective in getting your opinion counted and in letting other callers get through also.

How do I say it?

You may call or email works really well, too.

Note: References to the “National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers,” “NAPGCM,” and “geriatric care management” in these documents reflect language used prior to the adoption, in May 2015, of the Association’s new name and language to describe the profession.