Category Archives: Elder Law

How to Prepare Your Family for Your Aging

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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

Advocating for Aging Adults with Complex Issues

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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

Today is the White House Conference on Aging

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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

White House Conference on Aging

WHCOA 2015

White House Conference on Aging Monday, July 13th 10:00am – 4:30pm ET   The TENTATIVE agenda for July 13 is (all times are ET): 10:00 AM – 12:20 PM: Welcome; Opening Panels on Caregiving and Financial Security *President Obama is scheduled to address the conference during this period 12:20 PM -1:20 PM: Lunch Break 1:20 … Continue reading White House Conference on Aging

Finding the Right Caregiver Makes a Difference

Caring for an aging loved one can be a stressful, emotional rollercoaster. Add to that the responsibility of honoring your dying mother’s wishes that your father not be placed in a living facility, and you may find yourself pulling out your hair. That’s how Sally felt when she finally met Aging Life Care Professional™ Steve … Continue reading Finding the Right Caregiver Makes a Difference

When Elder Law Attorneys Need Aging Life Care Professionals™

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by Phyllis Mensh Brostoff, CISW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   When planning for retirement and beyond, many aging adults turn to Elder Law attorneys for assistance to meet their goals and objectives. However, there are times when a client needs a broader scope of service than an … Continue reading When Elder Law Attorneys Need Aging Life Care Professionals™