Home Care Solution joins the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) – the nonprofit association representing nearly 2,000 leaders in Aging Life Care™ management – in celebrating the profession during the month of May.
We are shining the spotlight on Home Care Solutions Director, and Aging Life Care Manager Cathy Puett, a resident of New Orleans. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a focus in Geriatrics. She received her Master of Social Work from Tulane. Cathy became Aging Life Care Manager Certified in 2015. She has been with Home Care Solutions since 2012. As an Aging Life Care Manager™ her practice ranges from one time consults to long term oversight for clients with families out of town. Other Aging Life Care Management services include; providing proactive solutions that relieve the stress of caring for elderly or chronically ill family members. Exploring options with families for medical and residential care including adult day care, assisted living and nursing home choices. Providing recommendations for navigating Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Scheduling doctor’s visits, coordinate medical care, attend medical appointments with clients and share the results with families. As well as managing crisis situations such as accompanying a client to the ER.
WHAT IS AGING LIFE CARE™?
Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:
- Assessment and monitoring
- Planning and problem-solving
- Education and advocacy
- Family caregiver coaching
The Aging Life Care Professionals are responding to the needs of families and helping adults plan for and face age-related challenges. They assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed. Aging Life Care Professionals are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities.
Cathy Puett, LCSW, CMC
Director/Client Care Manager