Aging Life Care Managers Ensure Estate Plan Matches Reality of Care Needs

Add an Aging Life Care Manager to the Estate Planning Team

The typical estate planning team most often includes the attorney, an accountant, financial advisor, and sometimes an insurance professional.  With the increased number of older adults in our society and the changing landscape of family systems, there is a growing need for an estate planning team to include the professionals who can make client-specific recommendations … Continue reading Aging Life Care Managers Ensure Estate Plan Matches Reality of Care Needs

Choosing the Best Incontinence Product

incontinence, incontinence products, aging parents

Incontinence isn’t the easiest topic to discuss; but when ignored, incontinence can cause bigger problems – depression, social isolation, infection.  With proper assessment and guidance, aging adults can greatly improve their quality of life by selecting the right incontinence product to meet individual incontinence challenges.   Consider These Factors When Selecting the Right Incontinence Product by … Continue reading Choosing the Best Incontinence Product

May is National Aging Life Care Month

may is Aging Life Care Month

The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) – the nonprofit association representing 2,000 leaders in Aging Life Care™ / geriatric care management – will celebrate the profession during the month of May. Special events come on the heels of a sold-out professional conference in New York, where presenters and participants tackled the toughest issues related to … Continue reading May is National Aging Life Care Month

Supporting Caregivers

Aging Life Care Professionals offer support to superhero caregivers

Caregivers are America’s modern day superheroes, just as Terry Fulmer describes in a recent NextAvenue.org article. While there are resources and support systems out there to help, they are not always easy to find or accessible to all. As Fulmer points out in her article, it often takes the help of a paid Aging Life Care Professional™ … Continue reading Supporting Caregivers

ALCA Conference Draws Leading Experts in Aging

32nd Annual ALCA Conference

The fast-growing body of knowledge on Alzheimer’s Disease requires professionals in the field of aging to stay abreast not only of medical developments, but impacts of the disease on families and communities. An upcoming New York conference sets the research within the context of American lives. Aging Life Care Association Returns to New York to … Continue reading ALCA Conference Draws Leading Experts in Aging

Careers in Aging Week – April 3 – 9, 2016

Careers in Aging - Aging Life Care Manager

Do you have a passion for helping aging adults and their families? Are you looking for a rewarding health and social services career? During Careers in Aging Week, take a closer look at the growing, in-demand field of Aging Life Care™ . Be an Advocate…Be an Aging Life Care Manager™ by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, … Continue reading Careers in Aging Week – April 3 – 9, 2016

Reduce Falls for People with Parkinson’s

tips to reduce falls for people with Parkinson's disease

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, an estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder for which there is no cure. For people living with Parkinson’s, falls are a frequent and hazardous complication because of the symptoms related to Parkinson’s –  muscular stiffness, freezing, shuffling … Continue reading Reduce Falls for People with Parkinson’s

Disrupt Dementia: Special Webinar with Dr. Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas disrupt dementia

“What we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being.” – Dr. Bill Thomas. You are invited to join ALCA for a webinar event with Special Guest Bill Thomas who will speak on disrupting stereotypes regarding dementia and The Age of … Continue reading Disrupt Dementia: Special Webinar with Dr. Bill Thomas

Tax Scams Targeting the Elderly

Your Aging Parents are at Risk of Fraud during Tax Season: What you can do about it!

Being caught in tax scams can happen to anyone even though most of us think we’re too smart to get fleeced.  Unfortunately, even the most cautious person can get ripped-off.  When older adults are defrauded, the effects can be devastating. Your Aging Parents are at Risk of Fraud during Tax Season: What you can do … Continue reading Tax Scams Targeting the Elderly