As part of celebrating the month of May as Aging Life Care Month, we would like to help educate our visitors on what it is that Aging Life Care Professionals, also known as Geriatric Care Managers, do to help aging persons and their involved family members to plan for care and solve aging challenges.
Nursing has always been a passion of mine. The ability to help others as they face health challenges has been the foundation of my career. As a registered nurse, I have been afforded the opportunity to explore a wide range of roles within the field. I was so fortunate to find the role of an Independent Care Consultant. This role has allowed me to use my expertise to help families navigate complex care decisions and provide advocacy for those in need.
After completing my BSN in 1997, I embarked on a career that has been both challenging and fulfilling. I’ve worked in a variety of roles, including clinical supervisor, clinical instructor, department manager, nurse case manager, and director of nursing. Each of these roles has brought something unique to my nursing experience and allowed me to learn and grow as a nurse. However, it wasn’t until I began working as a nurse advocate and care consultant that I truly found my calling.
As a nurse advocate and care consultant, I daily use my experience to help families find options and provide recommendations to help make care decisions for their loved ones. This role allows me to combine my clinical knowledge with my compassion for patients to provide the best possible care and support for the families I serve. I found that I was able to make a real difference in the lives of those I worked with, and this motivated me to explore other opportunities in this field.
After four years in this role, I founded Aging Life Care Consultants, LLC. This firm allows me to take my work to the next level. We have a multi-disciplinary team that is able to offer a wide range of services to families, including comprehensive care assessments, care planning, and coordination of care services. This work has brought me a tremendous amount of satisfaction, as I work with families to navigate complex care challenges and provide peace of mind during what can be a difficult time.
We work with a wide range of clients, including those with chronic medical conditions, age-related issues, and disabilities. Each client has their own unique needs and challenges, and I can tailor my services to meet these needs. This variety keeps the work interesting and challenging and ensures that no two days are ever the same.
Additionally, due to recent occurrences with my son’s health, I have found opportunity to consult with families who have children facing complex cancer diagnoses.
My daily work is fulfilling. I have been able to utilize my experience to provide care and support to those in need. If you or a loved one are struggling with complex care issues, I encourage you to reach out to us to explore your options. In exchange, we offer the peace of mind that comes with having an expert on your side.
I can be reached at (317) 300-5454 or Shannon@AgingLifeCareConsultants.com.