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The Value of Working with an Aging Life Care Professional

When it comes to caregiving, it can be difficult for families to feel confident in the decisions they are making for their loved ones. Aging Life Care Professionals® can help these families navigate the muddy waters of end-of-life and palliative care choices, providing peace of mind and qualified answers. The Florida Chapter of the Aging Life … Continue reading The Value of Working with an Aging Life Care Professional

Family Caregivers: the ‘Invisible Workforce’

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A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls family and unpaid caregivers the “invisible workforce” of the health care system. Released in the Feb. 15 JAMA Internal Medicine,  the study examined how caregivers’ involvement in older adults’ health care activities relates to caregiving responsibilities, supportive services use, and caregiving-related effects. Aging Life … Continue reading Family Caregivers: the ‘Invisible Workforce’

What is Aging Life Care?

Aging Life Care

Overwhelmed by the choices and decisions involved with caring for an aging loved one? Hit with an emergency and don’t know where to start? Or do you want to  plan for your own senior years and make your own decisions? No matter your individual situation or preferences, Aging Life Care Professionals™ offer a client-centered approach to … Continue reading What is Aging Life Care?

7 Warning Signs That Aging Loved Ones Need Help

Loneliness linked to declining health in aging adults

As a Record Number of Seniors Are Living Alone, Aging Experts Offer 7 Warning Signs to Look for During Summer Visits to Older Family Members and Friends As millions of Americans travel during the summer, many adult children will spend time with their aging parents and loved ones. A record number of these older Americans … Continue reading 7 Warning Signs That Aging Loved Ones Need Help

Where Can I Go for Help with My Aging Parents?

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By Trish Colucci, RN-BC, CCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member   Meet the Group of Professionals with the Expertise to Help Aging Adults and Families Live Well During the Aging Process Where do you turn when you are worried about the care of your aging parents?  There is a professional association of qualified, experienced … Continue reading Where Can I Go for Help with My Aging Parents?

Three Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

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by Mary Frances Mir, MSN, RNC, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member   With Financial Elder Abuse on the Rise, It is Important to Know What to Look For The phrase “elder abuse” often brings to mind images of physical or emotional abuse. For many elders, however, the abuse is financial. The most common form of … Continue reading Three Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

Manage Sibling Conflict When Caring for Aging Parents

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How to Manage and Overcome Sibling Conflict When Caring for Aging Parents by Debra D. Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association Member It is hard enough to get past your emotions when caring for your parents while trying to make the “right” decisions on their behalf. It becomes more difficult when there is … Continue reading Manage Sibling Conflict When Caring for Aging Parents

The Experts in Aging Well

At the recent 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. Here, ALCA Member Amy O’Rourke, MPH, NHA, CMC shares how she thinks creatively on the spot to help her clients feel comfortable and accepting of  Aging … Continue reading The Experts in Aging Well

10 Things to Know about Your Aging Parents

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By Trish Colucci, RN-BC, CCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member Caring for aging parents is never easy, but being prepared for the most common problems and knowing where to go for help, can prove invaluable. So many issues crop up in the aging process: health issues, safety issues, and memory issues to name just … Continue reading 10 Things to Know about Your Aging Parents

May is Aging Life Care™ Month

This May, the Aging Life Care Association™ will honor its members and the profession with National Aging Life Care™ month. Formerly known as National Geriatric Care Managers Month, the new National Aging Life Care month kicks off at ALCA’s 31st annual conference in Denver, Colorado April 29 – May 2, 2015, when nearly 400 leading … Continue reading May is Aging Life Care™ Month