Category Archives: Health

Tips to Staying Healthy While Managing Incontinence During COVID

Americans have adapted new ways of doing things as a result of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Coughs and fevers have become more serious and result in closer-than-usual attention. There are more and more signs everywhere we go about the importance of handwashing. And, many physicians and health care professionals have turned to telehealth to interact with … Continue reading Tips to Staying Healthy While Managing Incontinence During COVID

COVID-19 Meets Flu Season

After months of social distancing, hyper hand washing, and vigilant mask-wearing, are you ready for flu season? It’s coming, and it’s important to understand how the flu is similar—and different—from COVID-19, and what you can do to protect yourself and others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza (flu) and COVID-19 … Continue reading COVID-19 Meets Flu Season

An Ounce of Prevention, Two Ounces of Caution

Too many Americans have experienced less than ideal healthcare in recent months as they work through an overwhelmed system. The elderly need to be especially vigilant and prepared as states reopen and seniors begin seeing their doctors again. The system’s deficits have proven particularly dangerous for elderly persons of color. The COVID-19 pandemic has both … Continue reading An Ounce of Prevention, Two Ounces of Caution

This Fall, Prevent Falls For Your Elder Loved One

Fall Prevention Week: September 21 – September 25, 2020 According to the National Council on Aging, one in four Americans aged 65+ fall every year. Having an Aging Life Care Manager as part of your health care plan for your older loved one can help avoid this common, but avoidable, part of aging. As a … Continue reading This Fall, Prevent Falls For Your Elder Loved One

Cataracts in Seniors | Senior Care Options

“My mother has been complaining about blurry vision, and I am concerned she might be developing cataracts. I don’t know how she is going to adjust if she loses her sight! Is there anything that we can do, or is it too late to save her vision?” – Silvia from Woodstock   If your loved … Continue reading Cataracts in Seniors | Senior Care Options

Why I’m an Aging Life Care Professional®: Bobbi Kolonay, BSN, MHRM, RN, CCM

Why Integrative Medicine is So Important for Aging Well: Bobbi Kolonay discusses the importance of integrative care for aging well. Topics include food as medicine, aromatherapy, and acupuncture.

Finding Answers to Difficult Elder Care Needs

Often we are “too close” to a situation or problem to see clearly. In this video, Aging Life Care Professional™ Amy O’Rourke illustrates how her holistic approach and assessment found the simple answer to a complicated elder care situation. Having a professional, third-party assessment not only resolved housing needs but also revealed possible unnecessary medical … Continue reading Finding Answers to Difficult Elder Care Needs

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 Life Care Association® Members on Keeping Clients Out of the Hospital

ALCA Member Anne Sansevero, RN, AGNP, MA, CCM of New York, New York shares the importance of managing the care of her clients across the continuum. By visiting her client regularly, she was able to notice and treat symptoms early resulting in keeping her client out of the hospital for 7 years. #AgingWell