1. Visit the Aging Life Care™ Association home page.
4. Choose an Aging Life Care Professional- also known as Geriatric Care
Manager (GCM) to interview in your area.
When hiring an Aging Life Care Professional, check the person's background and experience. He or she should have formal education in social work, nursing, gerontology or a related field and have been working in this field for several years. They are also familiar with costs, quality and availability of resources in their communities. Ask for references and verify them. Here are some questions to ask when evaluating an Aging Life Care Professional.
Even if you have to pay for an Aging Life Care Professional for out-of-pocket services, the work they provide in arranging for quality cost-effective care and easing the worry for elders and their loved ones can make the initial costs well-worth it. They are also a great addition to the caregiving team.
Whether families live five miles away or 5,000 miles away, professional Aging Life Care™ Management is the solution to the overwhelming decisions that have to be made. With a certified Aging Life Care Professional™ at your side, you and your family can be confident that a knowledgeable professional is close by looking out for the older adult's best interests.
Traditional medical insurance and Medicare do not cover Aging Life Care Services but the Aging Life Care Professional can refer the client for any skilled services that Medicare covers.
Most Aging Life Care Professionals work in fee-for-service agencies and bill privately for services. Please note they all bill differently. Long-term care insurance policies may cover some services. Check with your policy to find out if it covers this type of service. In addition, some employee assistance programs may cover Aging Life Care services as a benefit.
Partners in Finding the Best Solutions
BrightStone ElderCare Solutions, LLC
Aging Life Care™ Management Services
Serving Central Pennsylvania
Note: In early 2015, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care
Managers changed their name to the Aging Life Care™ Association.
We expect the term "geriatric care manager" will still be used — people
are familiar with it.
Contact a caring Aging Life Care Professional for a free confidential consultation 1-888-545-1865
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