Five Tips to Help Family Caregivers Balance Responsibilities

family caregivers

November marks National Family Caregivers Month – a time to recognize the countless individuals like you who make the everyday commitment to care for a loved one. Today, an estimated 39.8 million Americans serve as caregivers for one or more of their family members.1 Of that number, many of these individuals care for an aging … Continue reading Five Tips to Help Family Caregivers Balance Responsibilities

How Do I Know If Grandpa Needs Help? What to Look for During Holiday Visits

visiting aging parents over the holidays

Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country.  For those with aging parents or loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans.  Make the Most of Holiday Visits: What to Look … Continue reading How Do I Know If Grandpa Needs Help? What to Look for During Holiday Visits

Turkey with a Side of Sibling Conflict

sibling conflict, aging parents

The fight over the last piece of pumpkin pie  may not be the only struggle this Thanksgiving. As families gather around the table, many will have the difficult conversations of how to care for mom or dad.  These conversations can be emotionally charged and test sibling bonds. How to Overcome & Manage Sibling Conflict with Aging … Continue reading Turkey with a Side of Sibling Conflict

Understanding the Stages of Dementia

dementia, Alzheimer's, memory loss

Understanding the Stages of Dementia Can Help You Provide Better Care by Heather Imhoff, MSW, LMSW, Aging Life Care Association™ Member   Dementia is a progressive and often times, heart-breaking disease. Though every individual is different, there are  three primary stages of dementia, each with its own unique set of symptoms. Different care strategies for … Continue reading Understanding the Stages of Dementia

Hospice and Palliative Care – Is there a Difference?

What is the difference between hospice and palliative care

Know Your Options! is the theme of this year’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Understanding the difference between hospice and palliative care is an important step in knowing your options when faced with a serious illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offer an online, interactive decision tool to help guide you or … Continue reading Hospice and Palliative Care – Is there a Difference?

Help for Long-Distance Caregivers

long-distance caregivers

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 Help for Long-Distance Caregivers

Aging Life Care Professionals™…The Experts in Aging Well

Aging Life Care

Overwhelmed by the choices and decisions involved with caring for an aging loved one? Hit with an emergency and don’t know where to start? Or do you want to  plan for your own senior years and make your own decisions? No matter your individual situation or preferences, Aging Life Care Professionals™ offer a client-centered approach to … Continue reading Aging Life Care Professionals™…The Experts in Aging Well

Supporting Family Caregivers

Aging Life Care Professionals offer support to superhero caregivers

A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls family and unpaid caregivers the “invisible workforce” of the health care system. Published in the JAMA Internal Medicine,  the study examined how caregivers’ involvement in older adults’ health care activities relates to caregiving responsibilities, supportive services use, and caregiving-related effects. Aging Life Care Professionals™ Help You … Continue reading Supporting Family Caregivers

What Aging Parents Want Their Children to Remember

5 things you should know about your aging parents

The caregiving role reversal for aging parents and adult children is never easy. As an Aging Life Care™ Specialist, I have watched this transition happen in a variety of scenarios all with a  different set of circumstances. But through it all, there is a common message that parents want their adult children to know – … Continue reading What Aging Parents Want Their Children to Remember