Navigating the aging journey for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming. It’s difficult to know where to begin and the fear that you are missing something very important always lingers. You are not alone. Inepisode 6 we discussed Home Care options (if you missed that you can find episode 6 at SageAging.us along with our whole catalog of shows). The option we will discuss in this episode Is a Life Care Manager, also known as a Geriatric Care Manager. Guest Barbara Herrington of All About Aging provides a wealth of information and sheds some light on this topic.
Here is what we covered:
What is an Aging Life Care Practice
About Barbara and what brought her to found All About Aging
Who is a good candidate for a Life Care Manager?
When is the right time to engage a Life Care Manager?
What types of things can a Life Care Manager assist with?
Types of caregivers. (physical caregiver, long distance caregiver, local but living separately)
Is using a Life Care Manager a cost effective option for families/How services are paid for
Questions to ask when choosing a Life Care Manager