Category Archives: Care Managers

Ambiguity and Acceptance in the Time of COVID-19

On March 25th, 2020, I had the honor of meeting with some of the top women business leaders in the Seattle area. These ladies are some of the hardest working women I know. They are smart, creative and committed to not only making their businesses succeed, but they also want to make the world a … Continue reading Ambiguity and Acceptance in the Time of COVID-19

Engagement During Isolation

by Lisa Kaufman Even if I have been a member of the Aging Life Care Association for nearly 20 years, I have always thought of myself as the “red-headed stepchild”  (yes, go ahead and laugh if you know me…) of ALCA. And now I see an opportunity for my “particular set of skills” to be … Continue reading Engagement During Isolation

Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times

By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Walnut Creek, CA   The current worldwide pandemic is causing sleepless nights, hand wringing and some strange behaviors having to do with fear that can sometimes bring out the worst in us.  However, we are also seeing some incredible acts of kindness and selflessness in neighbors helping neighbors.  As, … Continue reading Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times

Love In the Time of COVID-19

by Lisa Kaufman I received a call this morning. A man who has never spoken with me before wanted my opinion about the care needs of his 80-year-old mother. He explained that she has moderate to severe (read severe) dementia, visual impairment, is hard of hearing and is in renal failure requiring dialysis. He went … Continue reading Love In the Time of COVID-19

Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do

by Miriam Zucker I live in New Rochelle, New York, a city whose fame is rooted with the Petrie’s of The Dick Van Dyke show. That image of a suburban family living on a quiet tree-lined street changed dramatically on March 10.  New Rochelle became the first COVID-19 containment area in the United States. On … Continue reading Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do

Caring for Someone with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By: Tasha Beauchamp What we know as of 3/1/20 COVID-19 is spread much like the regular flu—through coughs and sneezes that put droplets in the air and on surfaces. It may be 2–14 days after exposure before a person has symptoms. That means people can spread the virus without knowing it. And many have symptoms … Continue reading Caring for Someone with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Aging Life Care Professionals: Caring For Yourself As We Care For Others

By Kate Granigan In this trying time with the Coronavirus (COVID 19) upon us, the one thing that seems certain is uncertainty. Creative and out-of-the-box thinking, flexibility and need to think on your feet is critical with the rapidly changing tides. Who better than Aging Life Care Professionals® to meet this challenge? As a midsize … Continue reading Aging Life Care Professionals: Caring For Yourself As We Care For Others

Corona Virus: How Aging Life Care Managers® Can Help Families Prepare for Emergencies

Aging Life Care Manager can help in emergency situations

By Anne Sansevero As Aging Life Care Managers® one of our important roles is helping clients and their families look ahead to assist them with emergency preparedness. We do this with advanced directive planning and health education by ensuring their vaccinations are up to date. However, there are times when certain situations pose new and … Continue reading Corona Virus: How Aging Life Care Managers® Can Help Families Prepare for Emergencies

2020: The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Thirty-five years ago a group of visionary women in eldercare created a profession and a professional association. Originally the National Association of Private Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM), this non-profit has grown from 75 members to the now 2,000-strong Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). Since 1985, Aging Life Care Association members have cared for about two … Continue reading 2020: The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Caregiving is a marathon. Make sure you have the right people in your lifeboat.

Being a caregiver can be lonely. Over time, friends and family may start to fade away or your involvement with your elder can become more and more time consuming. Your world can begin to feel very small. As you encounter tricky situations, you might struggle to know how to navigate them gracefully. This caregiving race … Continue reading Caregiving is a marathon. Make sure you have the right people in your lifeboat.