Category Archives: Caregiving

Keeping Love in Your Life as a Caregiver

By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Professional I am going to give you some tips to keep love the focus throughout your entire life and not let the challenges of aging get in the way, keeping in mind that love is the most important factor in the lives of millions of people … Continue reading Keeping Love in Your Life as a Caregiver

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

Dementia & The Holidays: Tips for a Stress-Free Celebration

Celebrating the Holidays with Dementia by Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, CMC, Principal, Fellow Certified Care Manager The holidays can often be a time filled with high expectations, requiring lots of energy and engagement in non-stop activities. For the individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, it can be challenging and a … Continue reading Dementia & The Holidays: Tips for a Stress-Free Celebration

Support Groups: A Great Resource for Reassurance, Practical Advice and Humor

By Wendy Nathan, B.Sc., CMC “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why  it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” ~Emily Kimbrough November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month.  Family caregivers give it their all day in and day out, through the laughter and tears.  No matter the duties, they make it happen. Some … Continue reading Support Groups: A Great Resource for Reassurance, Practical Advice and Humor

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

The Secret Life of the Refrigerator

The Secret Life of the Refrigerator by Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM “Ins and outs,” are what Aging Life Care Specialists™ often do during our initial walk thru a client’s home. The “ins” are such things as medication dispensers, grab bars and smoke detectors.  The “outs,” are unsecured throw rugs, old newspapers and magazines, and … Continue reading The Secret Life of the Refrigerator

The Aging Life Care™ Manager’s Roadmap to Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Client

The Aging Life Care™ Manager’s Roadmap to Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Client By Debra Moler R.N., B.S.N., C.M.C April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of  Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals can support clients and families affected. Parkinson’s Disease affects … Continue reading The Aging Life Care™ Manager’s Roadmap to Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Client

Making It Work: The Challenging World of Skilled Nursing Homes

Making It Work: The Challenging World of Skilled Nursing Homes by Bunni Dybnis, MA, MFT, CMC I receive calls on a regular basis from individuals concerned with aging, ill or dependent adults. They want to find the best nursing home.     The callers typically will request options from long list of skilled nursing options given to … Continue reading Making It Work: The Challenging World of Skilled Nursing Homes

5 Easy and Enjoyable Activities to Share with Older Loved Ones

By HomeCare Assistance, ALCA Corporate Partner As our family members and friends reach their later years in life we glean the opportunity to slow down and appreciate our time with them. There are a variety of activities that they can do in that offer the opportunity to stimulate and exercise them physically, mentally and emotionally … Continue reading 5 Easy and Enjoyable Activities to Share with Older Loved Ones