“I advocate for my clients and believe, regardless of age or mental condition, they should be treated with dignity and respect.”
~Jessica L. Raitz, MSW
Jessica L. Raitz, MSW
Founder and President
Jessica L. Raitz, MSW, Professional Guardian, is the Founder and President of Jessica Care A Concierge Care Management Company. She creates and implements the care plans for her clients and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.
Jessica believes in
Strengthening the developmental, problem-solving, and coping capacities of her clients and meeting the client and family members where they are in the process.
Enhancing clients’ ability to interact with and participate in their communities, with respect for each client’s values and goals
Linking families and clients with systems that provide beneficial resources, services, and opportunities
WHAT IS AN AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL®?
An Aging Life Care Professional, also known as a geriatric care manager, is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. The Aging Life Care Professional is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to aging life care / care management, including, but not limited to gerontology, nursing, social work, psychology, or occupational therapy, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
The Aging Life Care Professional assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed. Aging Life Care Professionals are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities. The Aging Life Care Professionals become the “coach” and the families/clients become the “team captain".
Aging Life Care Professionals are members of the Aging Life Care AssociationTM (ALCA) and differ from Patient Advocates, Senior Advisors, Senior Navigators, and Elder Advocates. ALCA members must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements of the organization, and all members are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.