Food security and hunger are issues that can strike at any point in life, and many Americans struggle with putting food on the table on a day to day basis. One of the more vulnerable groups is the elder population, particularly those without a strong network of friends and family. Physical limitations and restricted income … Continue reading Ensuring Food Security: Meals on Wheels and Other Resources
Medicare and Medicaid may seem similar at the outset, but are in fact two very different programs. Each one has difference qualifications and serves different purposes, but deciphering and understanding those differences can be confusing. Here are a few points of distinction to help make Medicare and Medicaid more clear. A Tale of Two Programs … Continue reading A Tale of Two Programs: The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid
As the experts in aging well, Aging Life Care Professionals® help families cope with and manage a variety of age-related challenges such as alcohol use and dementia. To find a professional, visit the Aging Life Care Association’s “Find an Aging Life Care Expert” search at aginglifecare.org. As part of National Aging Life Care Month, the … Continue reading Alcohol and Dementia: Critical Lessons from USA and South Africa
Have you found yourself worried that something isn’t wrong with your aging parent, worried that you are overlooking a problem? Rather than wait for a crisis to strike, take time to plan for how you can maintain your loved one’s safety and quality of life. Here are five strategies to keep status quo. When An Aging … Continue reading Five Tips to Maintain an Aging Parent’s Independence at Home
An Aging Life Care Professional™ shares how his creative solutions helped a daughter honor her mother’s wishes by keeping her father living safely at home. Finding caregiving solutions for your specific situation is what Aging Life Care Professionals do best. Finding the Right Caregiver Makes a Big Difference Caring for an aging loved one can … Continue reading Caregiving Solutions
Know Your Options! is the theme of this year’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Understanding the difference between hospice and palliative care is an important step in knowing your options when faced with a serious illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offer an online, interactive decision tool to help guide you or … Continue reading Hospice and Palliative Care – Is there a Difference?
Receiving the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease was the first major hurdle. Now, you are faced with another obstacle course as you plan for a life with Parkinson’s. Here are four tips for managing the road ahead. So, It’s Parkinson’s…Now What? Four Tips for Managing the Road Ahead by Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC – … Continue reading How to Cope with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis
In this recent issue of the Journal of Aging Life Care, thought leaders and experts reflect on the topics covered by the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and discuss the ways to move and shape dialogue forward. Journal of Aging Life Care™ Takes a Look at The White House Conference on Aging One Year … Continue reading Journal of Aging Life Care – Summer 2016
Life transitions often mean that we need to make decisions about what to do with years of accumulated personal property that no longer physically fits our new space, does not fit with our new lifestyle, or that needs to be liquidated to meet financial obligations. It is comforting to know there are professionals who can … Continue reading Downsizing? Options for Selling Personal Property
From our earliest days we are taught never to lie, especially never to our mother or father. However, a survey of Aging Life Care™ experts reveals that telling a “fiblet” can actually be therapeutic when adult children are faced with telling painful truths to aging parents with a cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease. … Continue reading Is it OK to Lie to My Aging Parents?