(PRWEB) May 08, 2012
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) provides a valuable resource to seniors and their families called the CSA Locator. The CSA Locator is an online search engine on the CSA website that allows members of the public to search for those professionals who have gained and maintained the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation. This is so important for seniors and their families because it allows them to find an individual who has knowledge about aging and the important health, social and financial issues that affect seniors the most.
Certified Senior Advisors have a variety of specialties and come from numerous industries, which is why the CSA Locator has a search feature allowing the public to find a specific CSA based on not only their location, but their industry as well. Seniors often need assistance for very specific matters which is why being able to find an expert in the area they are looking for can be so valuable. In order to gain the Certified Senior Advisor designation, individuals must meet a number of requirements, including passing the CSA exam. Although CSAs may have more expertise in specific areas than others, they have all completed a course and passed an exam focusing on the social, health and financial aspects of aging along with emphasis on government assistance for seniors and ethical communication with seniors. Seniors and that need information or assistance now have a great resource to find the professional they are seeking.
The CSA locator is not only a resource for finding a professional who works with seniors, but it is also a great way to verify that the person they are working with is both ethical and trustworthy. Part of becoming and maintaining the CSA designation means passing a background check and adhering to the CSA Code of Professional Responsibility which holds the principles of competence, honesty, trustworthiness, fairness and professionalism. SCSA works actively to ensure that CSAs are abiding by these principles and anyone that is not will have their membership revoked and be removed from the CSA Locator. It can often times be difficult to trust someone that seniors are working with, but working with a CSA means that this person has invested the time and effort in learning about the things important and necessary for seniors, and they have committed to the ongoing education and standards set forth by SCSA.
Work with someone who is committed to seniors: find a CSA today at http://www.csa.us/CSAVerifier
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for members as an ongoing commitment in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.
SCSA’s mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together.