Meet Your New BFF: The Aging Life Care Manager

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Host Lenore Tracey speaks with Rebecca Wild-Wesley to explore how aging life care managers (a.k.a. geriatric care managers) help families and individuals get the right services and the best services for their loved ones.
Engaging a care manager can be as brief as a one-time needs assessment or a long-term relationship to manage the complex needs of someone who is frail, ill, or disabled. Another set of eyes and hands, with expertise and connections can make life easier – and better – for the family caregiver and the person receiving care.
Learn more about care managers or find one in your area at the Aging Life Care Association https://www.aginglifecare.org/.
About Our Guest:
Rebecca Wild-Wesley is a former President of the Aging Life Care Association™ New England (ALCANE™). She has over 40 years of experience as a nurse, holds a Master of Arts in Gerontology, and is a Certified Care Manager.
Rebecca realized her long-held goal of providing consultation services to aging families within a
personalized holistic framework when she formed her company, The Aging Space. She left the medical model of eldercare after years of working in home health care and insurance. The Aging Space offers individuals and families help by considering their specific needs and desires and developing a plan. Care managers like Rebecca assess and monitor; plan and problem-solve; educate and advocate; and coach family caregivers — all in service of an aging or ill loved one.

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