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.
When asked for their best piece of advice, Aging Life Care Professionals are quick to respond: “Be prepared,” “Make a plan for aging,” “Don’t wait for a crisis to strike,” “Build a team of trusted friends, family and professionals.” So when you head into retirement, be sure to take the necessary steps to plan for … Continue reading Ten Things Everyone Should Do At Retirement
Having an adult child with “special needs,” and planning ahead for his or her care, is a concern for parents throughout the child’s lifespan. Most of these adult children are extremely dependent upon their parents, counting on them to provide fully for their safety and well-being, as well as love and encouragement. As the parents … Continue reading Special Needs Children and the Aging Parent
The typical estate planning team most often includes the attorney, an accountant, financial advisor, and sometimes an insurance professional. With the increased number of older adults in our society and the changing landscape of family systems, there is a growing need for an estate planning team to include the professionals who can make client-specific recommendations … Continue reading Aging Life Care Managers Ensure Estate Plan Matches Reality of Care Needs
Overwhelmed by the choices and decisions involved with caring for an aging loved one? Hit with an emergency and don’t know where to start? Or do you want to plan for your own senior years and make your own decisions? No matter your individual situation or preferences, Aging Life Care Professionals™ offer a client-centered approach to … Continue reading What is Aging Life Care?
For Families With a Loved One Who Can No Longer Make Important Decisions by Phyllis Mensh Brostoff, CISW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy There might come a time when someone you love becomes unable to continue making their own decisions. At that point, they need someone to … Continue reading Help! I’m Questioning My Father’s Decision-Making
Take a Closer Look at the Trusted Advisor Relationship Between Elder Law Attorneys and Aging Life Care Professionals™ by Bunni Dybnis, MA, MFT, CMC – Aging Life Care Association Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy There are many reasons why the partnering of Elder Law attorneys and Aging Life Care Professionals™ is beneficial to … Continue reading Elder Law Attorneys and Aging Life Care Professionals: A Beneficial Relationship
Take a look at this list of important documents and information that will help your loved ones help you when the time comes. by Debra D. Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member If something happened to you today, would someone know what medications you take? Who your doctor is? Or where … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Family for Your Aging
Faced with the challenge of bringing comfort and safety to one client meant juggling multiple issues — hoarding, guardianship, social services, power of attorney, estranged family members, and a beloved cat. Aging Life Care Professional™ Byron Cordes, MSW, LCSW, CASWCM shares how his team advocated for and protected one client’s wishes — all the while … Continue reading Advocating for Aging Adults with Complex Issues
A Look at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and Regional Forums from ALCA Public Policy Committee Chair by Frank E. Baskin, LICSW, C-ASWCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Public Policy Committee Chair HISTORY About every ten years (beginning in 1961) the White House organizes a conference on aging (#WHCOA). People … Continue reading Today is the White House Conference on Aging