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?
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
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
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
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?