Resources

Aging Life Care Professionals are engaged to assist in a variety of areas, such as:

Housing

Helping families evaluate and select appropriate level of housing or residential options


Home care services

Determining types of services that are right for a client and assisting the family to engage and monitor those services


Medical management

Attending doctor appointments, facilitating communication between doctor, client, and family, and if appropriate, monitoring 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 client to engage in social, recreational, or cultural activities that enrich the quality of life


Legal

Referring to or consulting with an elder law attorney; providing expert opinion for courts in determining level of care


Financial

May include reviewing or overseeing bill paying or consulting with accountant or client’s Power of Attorney


Entitlements

Providing information on Federal and state entitlements; connecting families to local programs


Safety and security

Monitoring the client at home; recommending technologies to add to security or 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 for each individual’s circumstances is prepared after a comprehensive assessment. The plan may be modified, in consultation with client and family, as circumstances change.

ACCESS FLORIDA Department of Children and Families
http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
https://www.alz.org

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
https://www.psychiatry.org

AARP
https://www.aarp.org

Florida Medicaid Online
http://www.floridamedicaid.com

MEDICARE
https://www.medicare.gov

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS
http://www.aginglifecare.org

NATIONAL INSTITUTUE ON AGING
https://www.nia.nih.gov

Social Security Administration On-Line
https://www.ssa.gov

y6rmbkz