Resources & FAQ

What is a Professional Life Care Manager?

A professional life care manager is a health and human services specialist who is a guide, advocate, and resource for families caring for older disabled relatives. Receiving assistance from a certified and licensed care manager, raises the bar on the quality of care provided to clients with a range of needs.

The professional life care manager may be trained in any of a number of fields related to long-term care. These include nursing, gerontology, social work, psychology, and other allied health professions, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. The PLCM assists older adults and persons with disabilities reach their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are the given priority.

PLCM’s have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities. One call to a PLCM will connect you with the appropriate services.

How do I pay for your services?

VCM services are normally assessed as a fee for service. Payment plans will be discussed during the phone consultation.


LINKS

www.aarp.org/pa
Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.


www.aginglifecare.org
Aging Life Care Association is a volunteer nonprofit association with over 2,000 members and is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors, who are elected to two-year terms and represent a diversity in practices and geographic locations.


www.alz.org/facts/
Alzheimer’s Association. Excellent website that offers comprehensive information on Alzheimer’s and dementia, latest research, statistics, and medical professionals who specialize in brain-related illnesses.


www.nia.nih.gov/

The National Institute on Aging is a comprehensive resource on the science of aging, newest research on illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, career opportunities, and more.


www.NAPGCM.com
With a booming population, there are many resources for elder care managers or geriatric care managers. There are also resources available for the families with loved elders. We have created a resource for products available for the care of elders and seniors.


www.ChoiceEldercare.org
ChoiceEldercare.org’s mission is to provide seniors with the ability to age gracefully and with dignity in the comfort of their own home and to keep them away from the dreadful and awful experiences of long-term, nursing, and assisted-living facilities.


www.babyboomers.com
Babyboomers.com is a non-profit organization that addresses the challenges of the members of this vast generation and the challenges of the generations to follow.


sageusa.care

Provides LGBT competency training and consulting on LGBT aging issues to service providers.


https://themortgagereports.com

The ultimate guide to VA loans and benefits.


www.ama-assn.org
American Bar Association’s mission is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.


www.asbestos.com
Asbestos.com is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer. Those who become diagnosed with mesothelioma often find comfort and relief from a large support network made up of family and friends. Mesothelioma treatment options will vary from patient to patient, and thus affects what a caregiver may cope with depending upon the patient’s response to treatment.


aoa.gov
Provides services and support for older Americans. The Eldercare Locator phone support line provides seniors with information on services available in their area.


adrc-tae.org
Connects older adults who have chronic diseases to service programs in their state.


aarp.org
Advocates on behalf of older Americans and provides discounts to its members on products and services from health coverage to travel.


mscando.org
Offers lifestyle improvement programs to people with MS and their caregivers.


caringinfo.org
Helps people plan for their future care. Services include advance directives.


disability.gov
Connects people with disabilities and their families with various disability-related programs and services.


caregiver.org
Provides support to caregivers. It offers information on various topics important to caregivers, including advance directives.


medicare.gov
Provides health insurance and prescription drug coverage for Americans age 65 and older.


msrrtc.washington.edu/contact.asp
Studies ways to manage depression, pain and disease progression in people with MS.


financialpro.org
Assists members with financial planning as well as with health and disability insurance.


ncsl.org
Type “discount” in the search field and then click on State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs 2011. Help for seniors who do not have insurance coverage.


va.gov/ms
This branch of the Department of Veterans Affairs offers assistance to veterans with MS.


www.comfortkeepers.com
A national home health care company that provides caregivers in the home/facilities.


www.itnamerica.org
ITNAmerica is the first and only national nonprofit solution for senior transportation.


www.n4a.org
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.


www.beverlyfoundation.org
Senior Transportation Options.


www.drugwatch.com
Helping Consumers Affected by Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices.


www.drugwatch.com/seniors
Helping Seniors learn more about Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices.


www.illuminage.com

National network for aging and health care managers.


www.caron.org

Caron Treatment Centers: 1-page overview of seniors and drug addiction:

Quiet-Epidemic


Dealing With Incontinence

Tips for managing this common condition.


www.nursinghomeabusecenter.com

Very informative site about Elder Abuse.


www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems

Write-ups on the best medical alert products.


www.recallreport.org

Tremendous informational resource. Search for latest recalls and safety alerts on pharmaceuticals and products.


https://www.immersionactive.com

Informational resource focused on sales and marketing to Boomers + Seniors


http://www.pacificmedicalacls.com/

ACLS Certification + Recertification programs. Focuses on online emergency education and web-based emergency certification.


https://www.caregiver.org/caregivers-guide-understanding-dementia-behaviors

Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors: The services, education programs, and resources FCA provides are designed with caregivers’ needs in mind and offer support, tailored information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving.


The Benefits of Cooking With Alzheimer’s 

Comprehensive guide to the health-related benefits of cooking for people with Alzheimer’s.


Six Tips for Seniors to Improve Memory

Great information on how to keep the mind sharp.


Preparing Your Home for a Family Member with Alzheimer’s

Practical tips on how to accommodate a loved one with Alzheimer’s in your home.


Simple Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Mental Health

Staying vital and connected can help you ward off the depression that often comes with aging. Here are simple things you can do, even from your own home…


http://caregiverswithhope.com

Caregivers With Hope offers an “exceptional voice of experience for an unprecedented need.” Multi-faceted focus on the topic of caregiving as told by founder, Peter Rosenberger, and his journey of taking on the role of caregiver.


sport facts.org/guide-to-attending-a-ballgame-for-disabled-special-needs-senior-citizens

Guide to attending a sporting event for Disabled, Special Needs, & Senior Citizens

 

www.alorecovery.com

Rehabilitation center that embraces “Client Centered therapy” to help and empower those battling addiction in a close-knit community.

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