Life Care Management

Are you stuck at an impasse and need help evaluating care options? Is your burden of responsibilities becoming too stressful? A Life Care Manager can guide you expertly through the myriad issues that arise as a loved one ages. Begin your journey today.

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Why Consider Life Care Management?

Life Care Management, also known as geriatric care management, offers a holistic approach to caring for older adults. Life Care Managers work in concert with the family and advisors to develop a plan that affords a sense of stability, clarity, and peace of mind.

Our Life Care Managers continually advocate on behalf of the senior. They follow a three-step process to ensure care is delivered in a manner which supports your loved one’s physical, emotional, and social well-being. This process includes:

Assessment and Care Planning

A Life Care Manager conducts a comprehensive assessment to understand your loved one’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

Accessing and Initiating Services

A Life Care Manager accesses the appropriate resources and decides who to follow-up and initiate the required services or programs.

Managing and Coordinating Care

A Life Care Manager oversees the care and makes scheduled home visits. They communicate with responsible parties and advocate for the senior.

When to Consider Life Care Management

Life Care Management helps you to face the ongoing challenges associated with aging. Our senior care services are customized to fit your unique needs and preferences. You might need a Life Care Manager when confronted with:

Alternative Living Arrangements

A Life Care Manager evaluates housing options and compares staying at home to other senior living alternatives such as retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.

Care Resistance

Senior resistance to care is often tied to fear. A Life Care Manager will answer questions and ease your concerns so the loved one becomes more receptive to receiving the care they need.

Caregiver Burnout

Life Care Managers prevent caregiver burnout by providing respite, serving as a resource about the aging process, and encouraging family caregivers to maintain their own health and well-being.

Coping with New Diagnosis

Managing a new diagnosis can be difficult. A Life Care Manager ensures adherence to the medical plan, arranges needed services, and advocates for the individual’s needs.

Elder Abuse

Because seniors are so vulnerable to exploitation, Life Care Managers are vigilant about detecting signs of physical, financial, emotional or sexual elder abuse and/or neglect.

Elderly Driving

As an objective third party, a Life Care Manager can talk to your elderly loved one about driving concerns, safe transportation options and how to maintain independence and dignity without a car.

Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for an emergency, like a hurricane or flood, is critical. A Life Care Manager ensures supplies are stocked, can coordinate an evacuation, and keep you informed throughout.

Fall Prevention

Falls are the main cause of injury for seniors. A Life Care Manager is trained in preventing falls and will evaluate the risk of falls and make practical lifestyle adjustments and interventions.

Family Conflict

Aging can bring out the best, or the worst, in families. Life Care Managers are trained in family coaching, and they can moderate conversations, build consensus, and diffuse tensions.

Hoarding

Seniors who hoard may be seeking control and comfort. A Life Care Manager can provide mediation, find professionals to help curb hoarding behaviors, as well as to remove and store items.

Living with Chronic Condition

A Life Care Manager can help with managing a chronic condition. A Life Care Manager ensures your loved one takes the proper medications, sees doctors as directed, and adheres to their medical plan.

Medication Adherence

Life Care Managers help with medication adherence by ensuring prescriptions are properly procured and organized, with reminder systems in place to enhance compliance.

Memory Loss & Dementia

Memory loss can result from normal aging or be a symptom of dementia. Either way, a Life Care Manager can help your loved one with practical interventions, support, and compassion.

Mental Health & Depression

Life Care Managers can help identify causes for cognitive decline, depression, or other mental health issues. They will implement interventions and find additional resources to provide relief.

Social Isolation

Is your elderly loved one feeling lonely or socially isolated? A Life Care Manager can schedule enrichment activities and meaningful, consistent social connections to the outside world.

Why Families Choose LivHOME

With LivHOME, your loved one has access to comprehensive Life Care Management services, as well as non-medical, professionally-led caregiving services. Working together, LivHOME Life Care Managers and caregivers provide exceptional care that’s focused on your loved one’s health, safety and overall quality of life.

LivHOME also offers innovative care technology which will help your loved one connect with LivHOME on-call staff any time of day or night. In addition, the LivHOME family mobile application allows you to send messages to your loved one, create calendar events, enjoy video calls, and much more.

Eight Knowledge Areas of a Life Care Manager

  • Health and disability
  • Financial affairs
  • Housing options
  • Family conflict
  • Local resources
  • Senior advocacy
  • Legal planning
  • Crisis intervention

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Frequently Asked Questions About Life Care Management

Q: What is a Life Care Manager?

Life Care Managers are educated and experienced professionals in the human services fields such as nursing, social work, and psychology. They typically have a specialized focus on gerontology and issues related to aging and elder care, and are members of the Aging Life Care Association.

Q: What is the Aging Life Care Association?

The Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA), formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, is dedicated to enhancing the success of Aging Life Care Professionals® through education, professional development and the highest ethical standards. The ALCA seeks a world where adults and their families live well as they face the challenges of aging. 

Q: How much does a Life Care Manager cost?

The cost of life care management can vary greatly, depending on the practitioner you choose and the scope of work. Generally speaking, hourly rates range from $100 to $250, and an initial assessment can cost $150 to $750. In addition to the initial assessment, some Life Care Managers charge a flat monthly fee to over agreed-upon, on-going services.

Q: When should I hire Life Care Management services?

The sooner you get started with Life Care Management, the better. Aging is unpredictable, and it’s best to have a plan in place before. First read our comprehensive guide to hiring a geriatric care manager to learn the costs, fees, and services of a care manager.

Learn More About Life Care Management

A Life Care Manager can help your family chart a course forward, ensuring quality care, improved well-being, and a welcome respite for family caregivers. If you are interested in our whole person and whole family approach, it’s time to talk with a Care Consultant. One free, 30-minute phone call will answer many of your questions and help ease your burden of responsibilities starting today.

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