We knew things would likely change as Bhavana’s health conditions worsened. Eventually, the day came when a bout with pneumonia led to a lengthy and difficult hospitalization. Bhavana was too weak, frail, and confused to return home. I helped Shreya locate an assisted living facility with a memory care unit and after Bhavana was discharged from the hospital, we moved her to the new location.
I could hear how upset Janet was as she related her recent visit to the nursing home. Her mother, Betty, was 82 years old and had Alzheimer’s disease.
When 81-year old Jack had a stroke, he was hospitalized for several days and then discharged to a rehab facility. His two sons scrambled to figure out next steps. Could their father return home as long as he had some help?
Aging Life Care Professionals™ also known as geriatric care managers, are guided by a Code of Ethics set forth by the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA). These ethical principles include integrity, loyalty and responsibility, acting in the client’s best interest, respect for the client’s rights and dignity, and treating people in a just and fair way.