What are the benefits of using an Aging Life Care Professional®?

Aging Life Care services are offered in a variety of settings. The professional can
serve the needs of his/her clients by providing:

  • Personalized and compassionate service - focusing on the individual’s wants and needs.

  • Continuity of care – communications are coordinated between family members, doctors, other professionals and service providers.

  • Cost containment – inappropriate placements, duplication of services, and unnecessary hospitalizations are avoided.

  • Quality control - aging life care professionals follow ALCA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

  • Safety and security – monitoring the client at home; recommending technologies to add to security and safety; observing changes and potential risks of exploitation or abuse.

  • Long-distance care – coordinating the care of a loved one for families that
    live at a distance, including crisis management

 

Local, cost-effective resources are identified and engaged as needed.

A care plan, tailored toward each individual’s circumstances is prepared after a
comprehensive assessment. The plan may be modified, in consultation with the
client and family, as circumstances change.

New Heights Care Management can be engaged to assist in a variety of areas, such as:

  • Home care services – determining types of services that are appropriate for the client and assisting the family in engaging and monitoring those services.

  • Housing – helping families evaluate and select appropriate housing/residential options.

  • Medical management – attending doctor appointments, facilitating communication between the doctor, client, family and, if appropriate, monitoring the client’s adherence to medical orders and instructions.

  • Communication – keeping family members and professionals informed as to the well-being and changing needs of the client.

  • Social activities – providing opportunity for the client to engage in social, recreational, or cultural activities that enrich his/her quality of life.

  • Legal – referring to or consulting with an elder law and/or trusts and estates attorney; providing expert opinion for courts in determining necessary levels of care.

  • Financial – reviewing and/or overseeing bill paying; consulting with accountant and/or the client’s Power of Attorney.

  • Entitlements – providing information on Federal and State entitlements; connecting families to local programs.

Thank you to the Aging Life Care Association ® for permission to share this information.

You may learn more about Aging Life Care ™ at aginglifecare.org.

Stacey Rodkin,    (646)-339-1365,    staceyzrodkin@gmail.com