Tips for Traveling with an Aging Adult

How to travel with the elderly

When deciding to travel, age should not get in the way of taking a trip. One’s health must be considered, yes, but the decision to go or not to go should not be based on age alone. One Aging Life Care Manager™ shares her story and lessons learned from traveling with her 91-year-old mother. As … Continue reading Tips for Traveling with an Aging Adult

If I am an Only Child, How Can I Manage the Care of My Aging Parents?

only child caring for aging parents

If you are an only child, you may be worried about caring for your aging parents alone. But having siblings — one or a few —  does not ensure you will have help. The best advice is to prepare early,  stay organized, and don’t be afraid to ask for a little help. Caring for Aging Parents Doesn’t … Continue reading If I am an Only Child, How Can I Manage the Care of My Aging Parents?

The Sandwich Generation: Stuck in the Middle

caring for mom, dad, kids, and myself

America’s Sandwich Generation, men and women in their forties to sixties with both aging parents and children to care for, is one of the fastest growing populations. This group of people often find themselves stuck in the middle of trying to juggle a hectic schedule that includes caring for parents experiencing a decline in health, … Continue reading The Sandwich Generation: Stuck in the Middle

Is There a Gun in the Home?

assessing gun safety in the homes of the elderly

Aging Life Care Professionals™ who serve elders in their homes assess a number of factors to ensure the safety and security of the family, paid caregivers, and other professionals working in the home. A recent survey by the Aging Life Care Association™ identifies many diagnoses that can compromise safety if there is an unsecured gun … Continue reading Is There a Gun in the Home?

Aging and Addiction

alcohol abuse and addiction in the elderly

Substance abuse is often overlooked or misdiagnosed in older adults. But addiction does not discriminate — it can affect individuals of any age, gender, race, cultural background, or lifestyle. Know the warning signs of addiction and you can seek proper treatment for your loved one.   Recognize the Warning Signs of Addiction in Aging Adults by … Continue reading Aging and Addiction

Moving a Parent to Assisted Living

I Just Moved my Parent to Assisted Living, Now I am All Set … Maybe

After making tough decisions and weeks of planning, your father is now living in a fantastic assisted living facility.  You finally have a chance to catch your breath and focus on work. But don’t get too comfortable… I Just Moved my Parent to Assisted Living, Now I am All Set … Maybe by Suzanne Modigliani, … Continue reading Moving a Parent to Assisted Living

Downsizing? Options for Selling Personal Property

downsizing and selling personal property

Life transitions often mean that we need to make decisions about what to do with years of accumulated personal property that no longer physically fits our new space, does not fit with our new lifestyle, or that needs to be liquidated to meet financial obligations. It is comforting to know there are professionals who can … Continue reading Downsizing? Options for Selling Personal Property

Need Help Caring for Aging Parents?

there are professionals to help you care for aging parents

Hiring an Aging Life Care Professional™  when you need help caring for aging parents is really no different from hiring an attorney for legal needs or a CPA for preparing taxes.  Aging Life Care Professionals guide you through the often complicated maze of long-term care. From determining optimal housing to managing chronic health care issues, the … Continue reading Need Help Caring for Aging Parents?

Take a Vacation From Being a Caregiver

caregivers in need of a vacation

When you are responsible for the care of an aging loved one, a summer vacation or weekend getaway may seem impossible or out-of-reach. Questions race through your mind: What happens if mom falls? Who will remind Dad to take his medications? What if there is a storm? You feel overwhelmed and cancel your plans.   … Continue reading Take a Vacation From Being a Caregiver

Dementia and Sexuality

Sex and aging adults, intimacy

Sex and aging adults. It’s the butt of all too many jokes — dirty old men…rigid or sex-starved women…wrinkled bodies…impotence. But as we live longer and social mores evolve, aging adults are becoming more vocal about sexual needs and intimate relationships well past the age of 60. Indeed, sexuality is a core human quality, essential to … Continue reading Dementia and Sexuality