Category Archives: Long-Term Care

Holiday Giving Ideas for the Paid Caregiving Team

gift ideas for aging adults

If your loved one is being cared for by a paid individual or team of caregivers or aides — in a facility or home — you may want to recognize their work this holiday season. Here are some holiday giving ideas and insider tips from an Aging Life Care Professional™ to guide you. by Suzanne Modigliani, … Continue reading Holiday Giving Ideas for the Paid Caregiving Team

Navigating Nursing Home Care

Nursing Home Care

Moving to a long-term care facility or nursing home can be a shock to an individual and to the family. And you’ve probably figured out how expensive it is. With questions ranging from cost to quality of care to food choices, you may feel overwhelmed or trapped. An Aging Life Care Professional™ can help you … Continue reading Navigating Nursing Home Care

Aging and Money: Having the Tough Conversations

the money talk with aging parents

Aging Life Care Professionals™ Offer Guidance to Aging Adults and Families on Handling Financial Issues A recent article on financial-planning.com focused on the need for financial advisors to have plans to address the challenges they face when clients have diminishing mental capacity. With the rising aging population and the increasing rates of dementia, financial advisors are being encouraged … Continue reading Aging and Money: Having the Tough Conversations

How to Ease Your Loved One’s Move to a Nursing Home

Nursing Home Care

Tips for Managing this Big Transition Without Guilt   By Deborah Liss Fins, MSSW, LICSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   The decision to move your aging parent into a nursing home can be one of the most difficult you’ll ever face. Plenty of guilt. Will he feel comfortable? … Continue reading How to Ease Your Loved One’s Move to a Nursing Home

Elder Law Attorneys and Aging Life Care Professionals: A Beneficial Relationship

What is an Aging Life Care Professional?

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

Advocating for Aging Adults with Complex Issues

Aging Life Care™ Advocates

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

Aging Life Care™ Experts Ready to Help Aging Baby Boomers

Aging Baby Boomers

During Monday’s White House Conference on Aging, panelists discussed the challenge facing America — by 2030 some 70 billion baby boomers will be 65+ age. This puts an increasing strain on the long-term care industry and how to manage the care of this rapidly increasing population. One panelist shared her frustrations of navigating unorganized 1-800 numbers … Continue reading Aging Life Care™ Experts Ready to Help Aging Baby Boomers

Today is the White House Conference on Aging

WHCOA 2015

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

Living Life to the Fullest: Sometimes it Takes Help

aging, elder care, inspiration

At the 2015 Aging Life Care Association™ annual conference, members shared examples of the broad range of skills and services Aging Life Care Professionals™ employ when working with clients. In this particular story from Aging Life Care Professional Connie McKenzie, RN, CMC, we hear the inspirational story of a 100 year-old lady, who with the … Continue reading Living Life to the Fullest: Sometimes it Takes Help