All About Aging – Life Care Managers

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. Managing doctors appointments, medicines, bill paying, home maintenance, meals, shopping and more have put an end to any me time you had before and have left you feeling drained and frustrated. You miss just “being” and enjoying the relationship with the loved one you are caring for. You are not alone. Most caregivers feel this way at one point or another, but the good news is that you have options and  help is available. In episode 6 we discussed Home Care options. If you missed that you can find episode 6 at 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.

Topics 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
  •  Book/web site recommendations
Liz Craven
Author: Liz Craven

Liz Craven, along with her husband Wes, owns Pro-Ad Media, publisher of Sage Aging ElderCare Guide, serving the local community for over 29 years. Liz lives in Lakeland and is very active in the local community, specifically in the area of aging. Liz serves on a number of local boards and committees including the Lakeland Vision and Age Friendly Lakeland.