Journal of Aging Life Care™

Beginning in 1990, The Journal of Aging Life Care™ is published twice a year. 2020 marks 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.

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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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Solos: They Are Looking For You


Those who serve older adults periodically come across individuals with no children or children who live at a distance from them. Historically, most adults aged 65 and above seemed to have at least one family member who could provide some measure of care and support. That situation is now changing, however, in a big way, … Continue reading Solos: They Are Looking For You

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ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio


This week we are spotlighting one of our members and recipient of the ALCA Midwest Chapter Outstanding Member Award for 2020 – Ann Sutton Burke. Tell us about your current practice? The practice I manage is CareLink, Your Experts in Aging based in Cincinnati Ohio. It is part of a non-profit agency, Jewish Family Service … Continue reading ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Quality of Life – What Really Matters


Helen is 93 years old and has lived at an assisted living community since she was 90. She has a one-room suite with her own bathroom. It is decorated with her favorite things and whatever furniture that would fit. She has one window that overlooks some trees and a strategically placed bird feeder. Tom is 84 … Continue reading Quality of Life – What Really Matters

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Aging Life Care Professionals® - The Experts in Aging Well

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