From physical problems to mental health and dementia-related problems, Aging Life Care Managers™ interact with the health care system effectively and frequently. Aging Life Care Professionals attend doctor appointments and facilitate communication between doctor, client, and family. These professionals help determine types of services – including home health and hospice – that are right for a client and assist in engaging and monitoring those services.
Aging Life Care Professionals are strong and effective advocates for clients and their families, promoting the client’s wishes with health care and other providers, ensuring that client’s needs are being adequately addressed.
Services may include reviewing or overseeing bill paying or consulting with a client’s accountant or Power of Attorney. Aging Life Care Professionals connect families to local programs when appropriate. They also help clients and families with insurance concerns, claims, and applications.
Aging Life Care Professionals help families and clients evaluate and select appropriate level of housing or residential options, and know the local resources in their communities and know how services are accessed to include legal experts, like elder law attorneys, estate planners, trust officers, and Powers of Attorney. All these are provided as aging life care in Colorado Springs.
Aging Life Care Professionals offer crisis intervention when it is needed, helping clients navigate through emergency departments and hospitalizations, rehabilitation stays, and ensuring that adequate care is available to the client. For families that live at a distance, this can be a much-needed service.
Aging Life Care Professionals help families adjust, cope and problem-solve around long-distance and in-home caregiving, addressing care concerns, internal conflicts and differences of opinion about long-term care planning.