By: Bridget Ritossa //// During the first week of April I spent 48-hours working a case given to me by an elder lawyer. A client was at the hospital and deemed medically stable. The nursing home that sent him there for cardiac trouble would not take him back unless the hospital agreed to the terms … Continue reading Covid19: Till Death Do Us Part and No Sooner-An Aging Life Care Manager Advocating for A Simple Wish
by: Charlene Neu Could COVID-19 have contributed to my Mom’s death on March 2? We will never know, though she was considered to be in the most vulnerable group and had been diagnosed with Pneumonia mid-February. What I do know is that as heartbreaking it was to lose her then, it would be devastating to … Continue reading Could COVID-19 have contributed to my mother’s death
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
When we we talk about coping with the loss of a parent, most often it is in the context of dealing with life after a parent dies. But what about managing the death of a parent and how to help them during the process? Start with this help from the experts in aging well. My Parent is Dying, … Continue reading Managing the Death of a Parent – A Guide from the Experts in Aging Well
In this free eBook from the Aging Life Care Association™, you will learn how you can plan for and get the care you need at home. Planning for the Care You Need at Home also shows you how to work with your family to ensure your choices and wishes are supported. Planning for the Care … Continue reading Aging In Place? How to Plan for the Care You Need at Home
Aging Life Care Professionals™ on End-of-Life Planning Aging Life Care Professionals not only work to ensure quality of care and an optimal life for their clients, but they also help clients plan for the end of life. During the 2015 Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) Annual Conference, Member Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC of Asheville, NC shared … Continue reading Dying Well is Part of Aging Well
How Aging Life Care Professionals™ Help Clients Discover Happiness and Quality of Life From offering dating advice to finding the right living facility, Aging Life Care Professionals™ help aging family members find quality of life during their later years. As Aging Life Care Associaiton™ Member Debbie Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC shares here, her work … Continue reading Do People Still Hold Hands?
by Melissa L. Johnson, RN, BSN, MHA, CHPN, CCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member Palliative care and hospice care are both specialized healthcare models that focus on palliation or relief of symptoms associated with serious, debilitating illnesses. Such symptoms may include pain, difficulty breathing, nausea or the need for additional emotional support. Palliative … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?