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Nurturing the Nurturer: The Use of Doll Therapy for Older Adults

By Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM As Aging Life Care Professionals®, when we are asked to assist with securing placement in a nursing home, there are many questions we ask beyond the physical and cognitive conditions that are prompting the move. Primary among those questions is: what was mom or dad’s occupation? Those families who … Continue reading Nurturing the Nurturer: The Use of Doll Therapy for Older Adults

The Most Surprising Secret to Aging Well: Social Engagement

The Most Surprising Secret to Aging Well: Social Engagement by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC Ask anyone for their top advice about living a long, healthy life and you’ll probably hear tips about the importance of eating well, stopping smoking, exercising and getting regular medical checkups. Don’t throw those good habits out the window, but … Continue reading The Most Surprising Secret to Aging Well: Social Engagement

Navigating the Overwhelming Options of Long-Term Care

Navigating the Overwhelming Options of Long-Term Care by Nicole Amico Kane, MSW, LICSW, CMC We are an aging nation.  Since 2011, baby boomers have been turning 65 at an average rate of 10,000 per day.  This will continue until 2030.  And we are living longer.  Fortunately, we are also healthier and more active than past … Continue reading Navigating the Overwhelming Options of Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care – Partnering with an Aging Life Care Manager®

by Frances Mir MSN, RN, CMC Planning for long-term care as one continues to age can become a process that requires research, pre-planning, and financial overview. The good news is that there are opportunities for seeking a range of services and working collaboratively with professionals who can assist with the steps of long-term care planning. … Continue reading Long-Term Care – Partnering with an Aging Life Care Manager®

Home for the Holidays? Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help

Home for the Holidays? Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help By Amanda Lewis, BA, CMC, Certified Care Manager, Aging Wisdom, LLC   In our work as Aging Life Care Managers®, a common story we hear around the holidays goes something like this: Debbie first noticed a difference in her mom at Thanksgiving. The … Continue reading Home for the Holidays? Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help

Aging in Place: Is It Time To Get 24 Hour Care?

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By Alexa Graziani, ALCA Corporate Partner 24 hour care includes both day and overnight care, around-the-clock. Although every state has its own regulations, some of the common 24 hour care options include the following: A full day is worked by one caregiver, with breaks, and that is then followed 8 hours of rest in the … Continue reading Aging in Place: Is It Time To Get 24 Hour Care?

Grief & Dementia Care: Support for the Roller Coaster of Emotions

Grief & Dementia Care:  Support for the Roller Coaster of Emotions By Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In order to support the mission of raising awareness and providing education about Alzheimer’s, the Aging Life Care Association will be publishing articles that discuss different aspects of the disease. You can learn more … Continue reading Grief & Dementia Care: Support for the Roller Coaster of Emotions

Engagement with the Arts Enhances Well-Being in Alzheimer’s Patients

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In order to support the mission of raising awareness and providing education about Alzheimer’s, the Aging Life Care Association will be publishing articles that discuss different aspects of the disease. You can learn more about World Alzheimer’s Month at https://www.worldalzmonth.org. Engagement with the Arts Enhances Well-Being By Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, … Continue reading Engagement with the Arts Enhances Well-Being in Alzheimer’s Patients

What Does It Mean to be an Aging Life Care Professional®?

What is an Aging Life Care Professional?

By Spencer Brown, CMC, LNFA, MSG My introduction to the field of aging was shaped heavily by having close relationships with all four of my grandparents and seeing my parents in a caregiving role.  As a college freshman in the town where one set of grandparents lived, I spent even more time with them.  In the … Continue reading What Does It Mean to be an Aging Life Care Professional®?