It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the first-ever Aging Life
Care™ Association (ALCA) Resource Directory! Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook has long been a champion of our profession, and the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of ALCA has worked in close partnership with SourceBook to produce this guide.
Nationally, our Chapter is part of a network of more than 2,000 members, and membership is growing every day. Regionally, about 250 members, including social workers, nurses, therapists, gerontologists and certified care managers work to help guide and support clients who face challenges associated with aging and/or disability, as well as their families or guardians. Put simply, our goal is to ensure that these vulnerable clients enjoy the best quality of life possible.
I am also delighted to partner with members of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as an integral part of this guide. Members of NAELA were among the first professionals to encourage social workers and nurses to assist with their clients’ care
needs. They provided support during the early days of our association, and our members continue to work closely with elder law attorneys today.
This guide would not have been possible without the support of our many corporate partners in the communities we serve, including home care companies, assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals—to name just a few. On behalf of our Board and our members, we thank you!Since 1985, members of ALCA (formerly known as the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers) have distinguished themselves in the field of aging through a rigorous credentialing process, a strict Code of Ethics and unparalleled expertise in eight core areas. These areas are the keys to improving our clients’ lives and include: Legal, Crisis Intervention, Health & Disability, Financial, Housing, Family, Local Resources and Advocacy.
Whatever your questions and needs may be, in these pages you will find a trove of professionals ready to guide you. Aging Life Care Managers truly are “the experts in aging well!”
About the Chapter
The Aging Life Care Association - Mid-Alantic Chapter (formerly Mid-Atlantic Professional Geriatric Care Managers Inc.) is an organization of private practitioners whose goal is to advance the dignified social, psychological, and health care for older adults, others with chronic needs, and their families. Members conduct their practices in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
Aging Life Care Managers are professionals who encourage independence and autonomy of at risk elders. The association and its members strive to ensure that the highest quality and most cost-effective health and human services are used. We are very knowledgeable regarding resources in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our goal is to provide comfort and improve the quality of life for the elderly and persons with disabilities, while relieving the stress from caring families.
What We Do
The Aging Life Care Managers receives inquiries from adult children or other family members (including those living at a distance from their elders), and referrals from attorneys, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, community agencies, employee assistance programs, and the general public.
Throughout the elder care process, many find it helpful to bring in a professional with expertise in senior care issues. A Aging Life Care Manager specializes in assisting older people and their families with long-term care arrangements. Private care managers remain independent from the resources they recommend in order to provide an unbiased assessment of the situation.
We can help you meet the challenges of long distance caregiving, put together a comprehensive plan for present or future needs, provide extra assistance for relocation, or monitor your relative during your vacation.
Aging Life Care Managers can:
Aging Life Care Association - Mid-Atlantic Chapter Leadership
Debra Levy Eldercare Associates
Valerio Care Management
Liebling Elder Care
Buckley’s for Seniors, LLC
Board Members At-Large
ElderTree Care Management Services
Mary Faith Ferretto
Ferretto Eldercare Consulting
The Option Group, LLC
Mid-Atlantic Chapter Members
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