Professional Code of Ethics

Aging Life Care Association

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice were developed to guide the Aging Life Care Manager in his or her daily professional and business practices. The ethical principles at the core of the Code of Ethics are the foundation for the Standards of Practice.

The Code of Ethics

A professional aging care manager is honest, diligent and accountable in the provision of service. A professional aging care manager always acts in a manner that is consistent with the professional values stated in this Code.

Loyalty and Responsibility
A professional aging care manager is trustworthy and dependable in all aspects of both professional and business relationships. A professional aging care manager maintains confidentiality, avoids conflicts of interest and always pursues the best interest of clients.

Promoting Benefit and Avoiding Harm
A professional aging care manager promotes clients’ interests, values and welfare in order to maximize benefits and avoid harm.  A professional aging care manager is aware of potential conflicts that may arise when balancing the benefits and risks of interventions being considered. A professional aging care manager strives to assure that vulnerable clients’ individual choices are maximized to the greatest extent possible.

Respect for Clients’ Rights and Dignity
A professional aging care manager treats clients with respect as complete individuals with their own history, narrative and unique cultural identity. A professional aging care manager respects the rights of each client, including the right to privacy, and, for the vulnerable client, strives to balance client autonomy with the need for protection and safety.

A professional aging care manager behaves in a just and fair way in all professional and business relationships. A professional aging care manager does not promote or sanction any form of discrimination such as discrimination based on race, ethnicity,  gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or socioeconomic status.

Pathways Care Solutions is a member of, and certified with, the Aging Life Care Association.