Journal of Aging Life Care™

Beginning in 1990, The Journal of Aging Life Care™ is published twice a year. 2020 marked its debut as a peer-reviewed journal containing in-depth articles and case studies on clinical topics as well as business topics vital in educating Aging Life Care Managers on the latest trends, best practices, and research in the field.

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In May 2015 the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) changed its name to Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). The profession of “Geriatric Care Management,” as defined by this organization, was changed to the Aging Life Care™ profession and its practitioners “Aging Life Care Professionals®. The use of the phrases “Aging Life Care” and “geriatric care management” on these pages share the same meaning.

Copyright notice
All articles published in Inside ALCA (formerly Inside NAPGCM) and the Journal of Aging Life Care™ are the property of ALCA and protected by US and international copyright laws. Except as provided herein, no publication, reproduction, or reprinting of these articles is allowed without the express written permission of ALCA. Notwithstanding the foregoing, permission is hereby given for members of ALCA to access and download these articles for the legitimate pursuit of their personal research, study, teaching, or practice. Members may also share articles with colleagues in the Aging Life Care™/geriatric care management field, on an occasional, non-systematic, and individualized basis. No commercial use may be made of these articles, nor may they be posted to any website, including discussion forum. Under no circumstances may copyright notices or other means of identification in an article be removed or altered.

Journal 2021 Editorial Board


Kaaren Boothroyd | Tucson, AZ


Kim Evanoski, EdD, CMC, MPA, LMSW | Ithaca, NY
Karla Lindeen, BS, MBA, CMC | Palm Harbor, FL
Phyllis Lindsay, BSN, RN | Plymouth, MA
Jean Llamas MSN, RN, CCM, ACM-RN, NCG, CDP, BCPA | Algonquin, IL


Linda M. Distlerath, PhD, JD | Bluffton, SC
Veneilya A. Harden, MA, EdD | Albany, NY
Lenard W. Kaye, DSW, PhD | Bangor, ME
Karen Knutson, MSN, MBA, RN | Bryn Mawr, PA
Rebecca Montano, PhD, MBA, CRC, CCM, CMC, CDP, CMDCP | La Jolla, CA

Aging Life Care Blog

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The Basics of Medical Alert Systems


medical alert system

Thinking about using a Medical Alert System / Personal Emergency Response System? ALCA Corporate Partner David Michaels shares the basics of Medical Alert Systems to help determine the best system for you or your aging loved one. What You Need to Know Before Choosing a Medical Alert System by David Michaels, Aging Life Care Association® … Continue reading The Basics of Medical Alert Systems

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Beat the Heat: 7 Safety Tips for Aging Adults


beat the heat

It’s been a challenging year, with social isolation, a worldwide pandemic, and having to be confined indoors.  Now that it’s Summer, and most of the outdoor restrictions have been lifted, it is exciting to finally be able to venture outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather, the blossoming flowers, and the abundant sunshine! However, there are … Continue reading Beat the Heat: 7 Safety Tips for Aging Adults

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Gray is a Color of the Rainbow


faces of LGBTQ+ elderly people of different backgrounds

This Pride Month, Aging Life Care Professionals across the country join in celebrating and honoring LGBTQ+ elders. Included in this celebration is understanding the unique needs of LGBTQ+ elders and creating care plans that support and enhance their individual lifestyles. According to SAGE, LGBTQ+ elders are: Twice as likely to be single and live alone … Continue reading Gray is a Color of the Rainbow

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Aging Life Care Professionals® - The Experts in Aging Well

Aging Life Care Professionals offer expertise across eight professional knowledge areas.