Aging Life Care Association InfographicA Care Manager, also known as an Aging Life Care Professional™, is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families caring for older relatives or disabled adults. The Care Manager is educated and experienced in several fields related to aging life care and 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 eldercare.

The Care Manager assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while also addressing safety and security concerns. Care Managers address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their clients. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities.

Care Managers become the “coach” and the families or clients are the team captains. Care Managers are members of the Aging Life Care Association™ (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 adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.

AGING LIFE CARE™ is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association™.
Only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term to identify their services. AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL™ is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association™. It is an indication of membership in ALCA, and only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term.