“Our seniors have given so much… My passion is making sure our seniors get
the best care that they can, the care they deserve.”
Patricia Player-Maxwell
Founder and Owner

What is an Aging Life Care Professional?

Aging Life Care/geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families and loved ones, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals™ provides answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads to actions and decisions ensuring quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers. An Aging Life Care Professional™, also known as a Geriatric Care Manager, is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults.

 

The Aging Life Care Professional™ is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to aging life care/care management, including, but not limited to gerontology, nursing, social work, psychology, or occupational therapy, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care (Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s – to name but a few). They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities. Aging Life Care Professionals™ are members of the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) and must meet the Association’s stringent education, experience, and certification requirements. They are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.

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What Makes Maxwell’s Senior Care Services, LLC Different?

Patricia Player Maxwell is a nursing professional, with extensive experience in problems affecting older adults, and the resources available to serve these needs. She provides much more than just custodial care. She understands the healthcare system, pharmacology, and treatment options, and communicates effectively with families and physicians.

She is a powerful advocate for her clients and a boon to medical professionals and families. She is passionate about older adults living life to the fullest, and ensuring that they get more than “standard care” and plan documentation. She goes above and beyond in her care, communication and advocacy…and her clients know it, and show it.

Patricia is acutely aware of the issues of finances that most families and older adults face. She has been able to save money for families and older adults, while improving her clients’ care and quality of life at the same time.

We can assess the needs of the elder, and put the pieces of the puzzle together to improve care and quality of life within a specific budget. We provide consultations and care management assistance as necessary. Patricia, or her professional associates, are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Patricia knows her business, is fiercely dedicated and loyal to her clients, and brings an excellent team with her. She lies awake at night, thinking and dreaming of creative ways to solve challenging problems, to the benefit of her seniors. She is a professional in every sense of the word. I am delighted (and relieved) to have her on my team.”
W.H.
San Jose

What our families say…

“We have used the services of Patricia Player Maxwell for the last two years. She has performed incredible work as the Care Manager for my mother [who is] 82 years old. My mother has required occasional intensive help and full time high level services for most of this period.

“Patricia has set up a schedule for aides that covers 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. She replaced the service I had been using with a much more competent and professional group at a significantly lower cost. She has supplemented this service with appropriate experts in geriatric, physical therapy, dental and any related medical issue as required. The team she has assembled is fabulous.

“On the administrative side Patricia has been indispensable. She has helped me find a better insurance plan for my mother, found a better pharmacy for [my mother’s] medication, replaced her wheelchair, and managed efficiently and professionally the interface with the myriad of service providers (importantly the doctors themselves) that work with my mother. As well she has great legal help for that side as needed with getting the proper documents in place.

“Next, in the more urgent periods, Patricia is always on top of things, and will do whatever is possible to make sure planned or unplanned trips to the hospital are expertly managed. Several times she has spent most of the night accompanying my mother to or in a hospital making sure she is comfortable, safe and handled well at the hospital.

“Last and perhaps most important Patricia has the highest integrity. She is the ultimate advocate for her client (in this case my mother). She is always looking for ways to provide better care in the most cost effective way. Simply put she is incredible. She is totally competent and professional. She really is a game changer for her clients. I fully recommend Patricia to any potential client who needs top flight case management. She is indispensable…”
PM
Atherton, California