Category Archives: Aging in Place

Aging Life Care® Professionals Can Help Be Your Guilt-Buster

By Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, CMC May is Aging Life Care™ Month, which has me thinking about how supporting an aging parent can feel so daunting. We see it every day in our work as Aging Life Care Professionals®. Time consuming. Caring for an aging parent takes so much time: multiple phone calls a … Continue reading Aging Life Care® Professionals Can Help Be Your Guilt-Buster

Navigating Life After a Parkinson’s Diagnosis with an Aging Life Care Professional

By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Professional April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. When an individual is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it can be all consuming and take over as the focus of life. However, with some excellent coaching, it is easy to see that the diagnosis is only part of who the … Continue reading Navigating Life After a Parkinson’s Diagnosis with an Aging Life Care Professional

The Anatomy of an Appetite: Aging and Our Relationship to Food

Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM Many of life’s events involve food. From the grandest of celebrations to the smallest of gatherings, there is always a place for food. As an Aging Life Care Professional®, I recall a wonderful get together this care manager had organized to celebrate a client’s birthday, her ninetieth… I thought.  She … Continue reading The Anatomy of an Appetite: Aging and Our Relationship to Food

Heart and Brain Health: Do One New Thing for Three Weeks

By Keri Pollock A new year is upon us and with it usually comes a resolution to get healthier. We so earnestly want to engage in life improvements, yet, they have a way of falling to the wayside. Take heart! (Pun intended). You can start fresh any time of year. Not convinced? Here are some … Continue reading Heart and Brain Health: Do One New Thing for Three Weeks

Tips to Stay Safe During the Severe Polar Vortex Weather

As the polar vortex descends on the US, many people are being confronted by cold weather they have never experienced before.  All of this greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly, especially when weather events strike unexpectedly or with speed. Here are some tips from the experts in aging well to help aging … Continue reading Tips to Stay Safe During the Severe Polar Vortex Weather

Don’t Wait for a Crisis: Ways to Create an Aging Plan Now

It’s easy to put off planning for a parent or loved one’s care when that person is still healthy and able to care for themselves. Rather than wait for a crisis to strike, take time to plan for how you can maintain your loved one’s  safety and quality of life. Here are five strategies to … Continue reading Don’t Wait for a Crisis: Ways to Create an Aging Plan Now

8 Ways for Caregivers in the Sandwich Generation to Reduce Stress

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 8 Ways for Caregivers in the Sandwich Generation to Reduce Stress

Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention

Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention By Nicole Amico Kane, MSW, LICSW, CMC Photo Credit: National Council on Aging To those of us who work with older adults, it comes as no surprise that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults 65 and older.1 Each year, more than one in … Continue reading Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention

Before Turning on the Faucet: Alzheimer’s Disease and Bathing

By Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In order to support the mission of raising awareness and providing education about Alzheimer’s, the Aging Life Care Association will be publishing articles that discuss different aspects of the disease. You can learn more about World Alzheimer’s Month at https://www.worldalzmonth.org. It may be at the beginning when … Continue reading Before Turning on the Faucet: Alzheimer’s Disease and Bathing

Planning for the Future: Long Term Care

Planning for the Future: Long Term Care Andrea Zaite, MSSA, LMSW, CMC, C-ASWCM How Will I Pay? I want to introduce you to the web site run by the federal government called https://longtermcare.acl.gov/.  Long term care is defined as receiving assistance in the areas of daily living such as bathing, incontinence care, cooking, shopping, medication … Continue reading Planning for the Future: Long Term Care