Drawing on over 40 years of demonstrated interest, multiple relevant professional degrees and certifications, and hands-on experience in a variety of settings working with those 55 and better, Diane Lasichak*, Professional Aging Life Care Manager (ALCA) formally known as Professional Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) started Active Aging and Care Transitions (AACT)* as owner-manager in 2012. AACT’s work focuses on two ultimately related aspects of senior living: body and mind wellness and informed healthcare planning and decision-making.
AACT provides various wellness programs and trainings (see AACT Services, including possible training offerings). Diane is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist BC-DMT), trained Ageless Grace Educator and Trainer, completed training with the UCLA Longevity Center’s Memory Programs (including Brain Boot Camp, Memory Fitness and Memory Training), as well as a trained in Nia Technique Teacher (Brown Belt Level) and Moving to Heal. Diane is certified by the American Council on Exercise and Silver Sneakers and provides various group fitness classes and Strength and Balance classes, trained instructor in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance and trained instructor in "Exercise for Parkinson's" with the Brian Grant Foundation.
AACT draws on Diane’s extensive and in-depth experience working with seniors in independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and mental health facilities to help individuals and/or their families assess seniors’ physical, psycho-social and functional status, identify possible short-term and longer-term healthcare needs, and then help them know and understand senior healthcare options that can be formulated into workable, informed and easy-to-understand healthcare plans.
AACT also provides consultant services in designing, planning, improving, coordinating services, and evaluating wellness and healthcare programs focused primarily on age 55+ adults, as well as training for staff on working with seniors and their family members.
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