What is a CSA?
A Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) is a professional who has completed a rigorous course of instruction regarding concerns facing seniors. This course is taught by nationally recognized experts and covers issues such as social work, law, medicine, gerontology, geriatrics and financial planning.
Only professionals who have completed the course and passed a comprehensive exam are allowed to use the CSA designation.
When you work with a professional who has added the CSA designation to her credentials, you know you’re working with someone who has invested time and effort in learning about the things that are important to you.
CSAs are concerned with the health, financial, and social aspects of older adults and their families. They make a special effort to earn your trust and are committed to continuing their CSA education in the specialized and ever-changing field of senior care.
Why should you work with a Certified Senior Advisor?
Individuals who attain the CSA designation are professionals who have invested extensive time and effort into learning about the specialized field of senior care.
CSAs become certified because they want to learn more about the health, financial, and social aspects of being 55 or older. Not only have they taken the extra steps needed to learn these things, they are committed to ongoing CSA education in the file of Senor care and related industries.
What does a Certified Senior Advisor need to know?..
CSA’s have a basic understanding of the following topics:
- Principles of Aging / Social Aspects of Aging / Trends in Aging
- Social Security & Taxes
- Financial & Estate Planning / Tax Planning
- Care giving
- Health, Nutrition & Fitness
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Chronic Illnesses in Seniors
- Medicare Planning
- Ethics & Seniors
- Senior Housing & Assisted Living
- Long-Term Care
- Grief & Loss / Funeral Planning
- Advance Directives
- and more!