Category Archives: Geriatricians

Caregiving Long-Distance Made Easier – One Aging Life Care Professionals® Account

In the pandemic world, we are currently living, long-distance caregiving is further complicated by the litigation set in place to protect our most vulnerable population, the elderly.  Families and friends cannot see their older adults to know they are well and cared for. A Certified Care Manager and Aging Life Care Professional® such as those … Continue reading Caregiving Long-Distance Made Easier – One Aging Life Care Professionals® Account

COVID-19 Changes Caregiving at Home Care Facilities

//// By: Annette Murphy, BA, MSW, C-ASWCM //// The challenges of COVID-19 and the fundamental change it’s bringing to caregiving and our healthcare system will be felt for years to come. Social isolation, hard to find supplies, and worry over the advisability of face-to-face medical visits are just some of the concerns of family and … Continue reading COVID-19 Changes Caregiving at Home Care Facilities

It Pays To Have A Creative Geriatric Care Manager

Just as the COVID-19 crisis began gripping the nation, a very determined and creative Aging Life Care Manager, Rachel Hodesh, began scheduling “FaceTime” calls with our caregiver during the caregiver’s time with a very special mutual client. In her first call, the senior client spent most of the time talking about this wonderful use of … Continue reading It Pays To Have A Creative Geriatric Care Manager

Covid19: Till Death Do Us Part and No Sooner-An Aging Life Care Manager Advocating for A Simple Wish

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

2020: The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Thirty-five years ago a group of visionary women in eldercare created a profession and a professional association. Originally the National Association of Private Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM), this non-profit has grown from 75 members to the now 2,000-strong Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). Since 1985, Aging Life Care Association members have cared for about two … Continue reading 2020: The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Resilience & Successful Aging: A Look at the New Journal of Aging Life Care™

Summer 2016 Issue of Journal of Aging Life Care

Latest Issue of the Journal of Aging Life Care™ Looks at Resilience  in the Elderly and its Role in Successful Aging. In this issue are 12 articles that put meat on the term “successful aging” and provide direction for Aging Life Care Professionals™ / care managers.    by Jennifer E. Voorlas MSG, CMC – Aging … Continue reading Resilience & Successful Aging: A Look at the New Journal of Aging Life Care™

Aging Life Care Association® Members on Advocating and Protecting Client Wishes

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, and a beloved cat. Aging Life Care Professional® Byron Cordes, MSW, LCSW, CASWCM shares how his team made it happen, all the while keeping attorneys, doctors, and family members … Continue reading Aging Life Care Association® Members on Advocating and Protecting Client Wishes

Aging in Place? Aging Life Care Professionals™ Help Keep You Home and Out of the Hospital

Aging Life Care Experts

Like many of her colleagues, Anne Sansevero, RN, AGNP, MA, CCM of New York, New York works with clients that are aging in place, at their home. Anne’s specialty is helping clients with neurological issues, such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or stroke. As Anne shares here, it is her focus as an Aging … Continue reading Aging in Place? Aging Life Care Professionals™ Help Keep You Home and Out of the Hospital

What Every Geriatrician Needs to Know

Geriatrician

By Suzanne Modigliani, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   Geriatricians have a special understanding of the aging process and chronic illness. Aging adults in the care of a geriatrician are fortunate to have that focused knowledge and skill set working for them. But once a patient … Continue reading What Every Geriatrician Needs to Know