With May being the ALCA’s National Aging Life Care Month, what better time to highlight and recognize Aging Life Care Professionals, though while not new in profession, is an incredibly important one. Aging life care, as defined by the ALCA is “a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges.” With loved ones getting older and the stress of caregiving often falling onto family members, the need for a senior care professional becomes ever important.
At MIR Senior Care Management & Care Consultants, we are a member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) and are here to support those faced with the challenges, complexities and special needs that accompany senior care management. It is our mission to serve individuals tasked with the responsibility of caring for a loved one by assisting in ensuring the highest level of quality care is obtained for our clients. We provide personalized planning, consultation, education, advocacy, and resource navigation.
Aging Life Care Professionals Help Guide Loved Ones in Decision Making
Aging Life Care Professionals, like our experts at MIR Care Consultants, act as a guide, mediator, advocate, coordinator and more for your loved ones. Our qualified staff can assist in developing plans for household coordination, financial coordination, family support and more. The goal of using a care professional is to ensure that the individual needs of the senior client are being met through optimal and quality care, thus reducing stress, anxiety and worry from loved ones. It’s a win-win situation for all. With knowledge of financial and legal resources, a Life Care Professional can help assist your family in deciding what is best for long-term care planning in addition to understanding estate planning, trust compliance, and community resources.
In order to ensure that the needs of both seniors and their families are being met, Life Care Professionals are trained in a number of fields, including counseling, mental health, occupational therapy, nursing and more. Often, these professionals also specialize in issues related to aging and senior care.
When Should You Call An Aging Life Care Professional?
Caring for a family member experiencing a decline in health can be a scary thing. At MIR Senior Care Management, our care professionals can assist in a number of different scenarios to help ensure that your loved one is being cared for in the best way possible. We can assist your family members or others with whom you hold responsibility for in a number of different situations:
- If your loved one is aging or disabled
- If you live too far away from your loved one
- If you are overwhelmed and need guidance
- If you need assistance in supplementing your own efforts
Speaking with an Aging Life Care Professional can also help ensure that you are aware of services offered by Lawyers, Trust Officers, and Healthcare Professionals that you may not have previously had knowledge on.
Additional Resources on Aging Life Care
For loved ones navigating senior care of a family member, you are not alone. There are other resources that can be used, whether it be advice on the stresses of caregiving or information on community and government agencies.
We have compiled a list of caregiving resources and other support resources to help give a breadth of information to your individual circumstances. See more here on resources for caregiving.
Celebrating Aging Life Care Professionals is evolving into an important part of society as our loved ones’ age. Without the assistance of an Aging Life Care Professional, family members would often experience stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Our professional Care Consultants want to aid in plan formation for your loved one and want to ensure that the needs of all parties are being met. Contact us here for further questions about Aging Life Care Professionals.