What can a Geriatric Care Consultant do for you and your family?
Health & Disability
When a person faces a chronic illness, or changes in health, Blanca can help navigate the health care system and assist in making sense of what these health changes mean to an individual on a personal and practical level. From exploring services like home health or hospice a Blanca will help develop a plan to help the individual age in an optimal way.
Blanca is able to effectively advocate for their client's needs and desires across the spectrum of care including among the healthcare team and other providers.
Blanca has the skills and experience to help families cope and develop a plan to adjust to the challenges and hardships her clients may face. Many families struggle trying to care for their aging loved one from a distance. Blanca can work with clients locally or from a distance.
Blanca knows the resources in the community and the details about how to link her client's to services that may help them meet their aging related goals and care.
Making choices about housing can be a daunting and time consuming task. Blanca can help client's evaluate their options and assist them in optimizing their current home or transitioning to a new residential care setting.
Blanca is knowledgeable about state and federal programs that seniors may be entitled to and can connect them to services when appropriate. Blanca can assist clients by working with their Power of Attorney and financial professionals to advocate for her clients.
My Caring Approach Is Your Peace Of Mind
assess care needs
With a simple and informative assessment, I get to know the specific needs of my care recipients and families.
You can avoid the pain of filling out separate intake forms for each service provider as I'll advocate for your needs with all of them.
develop care plan
My individualized care plans are designed with your family's unique medical, fitness and financial needs in mind.
With your care plan, we can better advocate your senior's needs and get them access to the best possible care for them.
HEALTH & HAPPINESS
With my ongoing support and resources, your elder's health and family's happiness is what I strive to improve.
For me, it's about creating a positive and fulfilling quality of life during a complicated phase of your family's life.
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Blanca was born, raised, and currently resides in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her husband and 3 children, and grew up in a multigenerational household with her grandparents. She knew at a young age that her grandparents' role in her upbringing would influence the path she would take in her professional life. Having this special connection with her family’s elders has fostered her passion for working with older adults.
Blanca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings over 15 years of experience working with older adults and families to her role as a geriatric care consultant. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Marys University in Los Angeles where she graduated with a double major in Sociology and Gerontology. She went on to attend California State University Long Beach where she earned a Masters in Social Work while specializing in working with older adults and families. She considers herself a lifelong learner, and also earned a certificate and advanced training in Bioethics at Loyola Marymount University. As a Licensed Clinical Social worker and Geriatric Care Consultant, she routinely pursues training and continuing education opportunities.
With her training as a medical social worker, Blanca has had the unique opportunity of being able to help people through major illness and life transitions, while offering compassionate and comprehensive support. Blanca has experience working in acute care settings, outpatient mental health clinics, and has a wealth of knowledge of the issues facing older adults experiencing chronic illness, cancer, and neurological issues such as dementia, ALS and stroke. She prides herself in meeting clients where they are, and using a holistic approach to work collaboratively to meet their needs and goals.
Blanca considers it a privilege to work with older adults in the community, and looks forward to being able to discuss how a Geriatric Care Consultant can help you.
Aging Life Care™
Blanca is a licensed and registered member of the Aging Life Care Association and offers services that comply with the fundamental policies and duties of an Aging Life Care Professional®.
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.
AGING LIFE CARE™ is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association®. Only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term to identify their services.
AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL®, AGING LIFE CARE MANAGER®, and AGING LIFE CARE SPECIALIST® are trademarks of the Aging Life Care Association®. It is an indication of membership in ALCA, and only ALCA Members are authorized to use this term.