Moving to a long-term care facility or nursing home can be a shock to an individual and to the family. And you’ve probably figured out how expensive it is. With questions ranging from cost to quality of care to food choices, you may feel overwhelmed or trapped. An Aging Life Care Professional™ can help you … Continue reading Get Help Navigating Nursing Home Care
Having an adult child with “special needs,” and planning ahead for his or her care, is a concern for parents throughout the child’s lifespan. Most of these adult children are extremely dependent upon their parents, counting on them to provide fully for their safety and well-being, as well as love and encouragement. As the parents … Continue reading Special Needs Children and the Aging Parent
Aging Life Care Specialists look beyond the typical definitions of family support system, recognizing that pets often bring their client needed love and companionship. For many aging adults, pets reduce stress, lessen loneliness, and often give one a sense of purpose. As one Aging Life Care Specialist shares, pets need to be considered in the overall … Continue reading Pets and Aging Adults
Receiving the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease was the first major hurdle. Now, you are faced with another obstacle course as you plan for a life with Parkinson’s. Here are four tips for managing the road ahead. So, It’s Parkinson’s…Now What? Four Tips for Managing the Road Ahead by Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC – … Continue reading How to Cope with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis
In 2013, the second highest rate of suicide occurred in those 85 years and older. It is difficult to imagine that your aging loved one may be contemplating suicide, but the aging process can bring on depression and a sense of hopelessness that may prompt suicidal thoughts. As we mark September as Suicide Prevention Awareness … Continue reading Aging Adults and Suicide Risk
In this recent issue of the Journal of Aging Life Care, thought leaders and experts reflect on the topics covered by the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and discuss the ways to move and shape dialogue forward. Journal of Aging Life Care™ Takes a Look at The White House Conference on Aging One Year … Continue reading Journal of Aging Life Care – Summer 2016
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 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?
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
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?