Careers in Aging Life 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.
ALCA is the association for both established care managers as well as those just beginning their career. ALCA educational opportunities and business development resources are tailored to meet the needs of Aging Life Care Professionals.
With instant access to peers and invaluable networking channels, ALCA provides a solid foundation to build a rewarding career.
If you would like to talk with an experienced Aging Life Care Professional, please contact the ALCA office at 520.881.8008 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected with a volunteer career counselor.
For more information on ALCA membership, view the Membership Benefits and FAQs on Education for Aging Life Care Professionals and the Business of Aging Life Care.
For Academic Institutions
An ALCA Academic Partner is a non-voting industry supporter of ALCA that is not in the direct practice of Aging Life Care/care management as defined by ALCA, but is an accredited educational institution providing academic programs in a field or fields related to Aging Life Care™ / care management, including but not limited to counseling, gerontology, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, or social work. Individual and Institutional Partnerships available. Institutional Partnerships may include up to three representatives.
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. The recommendations with added core competencies may be found on our Recommendations for Academic Communities page. .
Aging Life Care / Care Management Articles
Care Managers as Challengers: Adapting to a Changing Economic Landscape
Steve Barlam, MSW, LCSW, CMC, ALCA Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy
Family Care Contracts: Opportunities for Aging Life Care Professionals® and Our Clients
Deborah Liss Fins, LICSW, CMC, ALCA Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy
For the latest news in Aging Life Care, please visit the ALCA Newsroom .