Category Archives: Care Recipients

How to Recognize When It’s Time for Older Adults to Stop Driving

One of the most difficult conversations caregivers can have with their older loved ones concerns driving. Telling someone they are no longer safe to drive can result in hurt feelings, resentment, and arguments. ALCA member Susan Birenbaum addresses these concerns and directs caregivers to useful resources. How to Recognize When It’s Time for Older Adults … Continue reading How to Recognize When It’s Time for Older Adults to Stop Driving

What’s Important to Consider Before Hiring In-Home Caregivers

In the Aging Life Care Association’s newest White Paper, “Agency or Independent: Considerations in Hiring”, ALCA member Bunni Dybnis examines the legal and financial questions one should examine before deciding to hire caregivers for the home. Below is an excerpt from the beginning of the White Paper; to read and download the entire document, please … Continue reading What’s Important to Consider Before Hiring In-Home Caregivers

What to Look for When Visiting Aging Parents this Holiday

warning signs to look for during holiday visits

Visiting aging loved ones this holiday is a great opportunity to poke around the house and look for signs that he or she may need some extra TLC. These tips tips from the experts in aging well can help you start an important conversation.  To Grandmother’s House We Go by Amy Smialowicz Fowler, BA, CMC … Continue reading What to Look for When Visiting Aging Parents this Holiday

Is There a Gun in the Home?

assessing gun safety in the homes of the elderly

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?

Holiday Giving Ideas for the Paid Caregiving Team

gift ideas for aging adults

If your loved one is being cared for by a paid individual or team of caregivers or aides — in a facility or home — you may want to recognize their work this holiday season. Here are some holiday giving ideas and insider tips from an Aging Life Care Professional™ to guide you. by Suzanne Modigliani, … Continue reading Holiday Giving Ideas for the Paid Caregiving Team

Caring for Aging Parents? Here are Six Steps to Help You Find Balance

Free eBook on Bringing Balance to Your Life as a Caregiver

Aging Life Care Association™ Releases Free eBook to Help You Live Well While Caring for Aging Parents by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   We all strive for balance in our lives – nimbly tossing all those balls in the air and navigating their trajectory. When … Continue reading Caring for Aging Parents? Here are Six Steps to Help You Find Balance

Slow Medicine for Elders: A Special Webinar Event

by Suzanne Modigliani, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy Register today for a Special Webinar Event – Slow Medicine for Elders with Dr. Dennis McCullough – on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Registration closes August 4th.  Taking a Closer Look at the Philosophy of “Slow Medicine” and the … Continue reading Slow Medicine for Elders: A Special Webinar Event

What are the Hidden Costs of an Aging Parent?

Six hidden costs to caring for an aging parent

by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Associaion™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy Adult children across the country belong to the sandwich generation. Like salami and cheese, they feel squished between the responsibilities of their careers, elder care and raising their kids. Often, family caregivers sacrifice their own well-being and … Continue reading What are the Hidden Costs of an Aging Parent?

Caregiver Burnout: Is Your Flame About to Fizzle?

Caregiver Burnout Can Happen to Anyone

by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   Last week with the White House Conference on Aging, the nation focused on the rapidly growing 65+ population and the increasing demand for caregivers for this surging senior population. But while others are preparing for the “Silver … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout: Is Your Flame About to Fizzle?

Living Life to the Fullest: Sometimes it Takes Help

aging, elder care, inspiration

At the 2015 Aging Life Care Association™ annual conference, members shared examples of the broad range of skills and services Aging Life Care Professionals™ employ when working with clients. In this particular story from Aging Life Care Professional Connie McKenzie, RN, CMC, we hear the inspirational story of a 100 year-old lady, who with the … Continue reading Living Life to the Fullest: Sometimes it Takes Help