May 2022: Aging Life Care Month
Here we are in May 2022 still challenged by COVID-19. So much has changed since March 2020. Families have been kept apart and isolated because of this pandemic. Many of those negatively affected are family caregivers.
Here are excerpts from a recent Aging Life Care Association press release speaking about family caregiving:
For the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the numerous caregiving challenges faced across generations. The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP’s recently released Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 reveals an increase of 9.5 million in the number of family caregivers in the United States 2015 to 2020. As the aging population continues to rise, so does the demand for caregivers.
The Aging Life Care Association® launched National Aging Life Care month eleven years ago to raise awareness of a solution for families and caregivers supporting aging loved ones. Aging Life Care is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults, dependent adults, and others facing ongoing health challenges. Aging Life Care Managers®, sometimes called geriatric care managers, are strategic planners with key knowledge in crisis intervention, housing, health and disability, advocacy, family legal needs, and financial and local resources.
The Aging Life Care Association hopes National Aging Life Care Month will not only increase awareness of the professional services available, but also bring more people into this growing profession. Aging Life Care Managers come from a variety of backgrounds in the health and human services fields, including social work, nursing, gerontology, mental health, as well as occupational, physical, and recreational therapies.
At Care Around the Block (CAB), our mission is to partner in exceptional aging journeys. We provide Care Management and Caregiving services for those dealing with health challenges who do not know where to turn and need workable solutions. Our Care Managers are Aging Life Care Professionals, experts in providing guidance through the healthcare maze.
We are there every step of the way, from a referral call to our complimentary consult, through assessment to the start of care, we are here to help! Our proven process helps keep our clients safe and gives them and their families peace of mind.
If you are challenged caring for a family member, need assist to avoid a crisis, or do not know where to turn for answers about healthcare-related issues, we can help. Give CAB a call at 865-444-6787 or find us at www.carearoundtheblock.com. Ask us how we can make your life easier.