Often when adult siblings receive a crisis alert that elderly Mom or Dad is sick, it is common for old roles and competitiveness to flare. How quickly an adult child can revert into acting like a kid when siblings get together. There is just something about being with brothers and sisters that can send you … Continue reading Sibling Rivalry and Aging Parents: 5 Tips to Keep the Peace
Speaking as a third generation, only daughter and experienced Aging Life Care Professional™, I have many thoughts on an only child caring for aging parents. Perhaps being an only child propelled me to a career in Aging Life Care™ management. I’m an Only Child. How do I Care for My Aging Parents? by Suzanne Modigliani, … Continue reading Only Child Caring for Aging Parents
Having an adult child with “special needs,” and planning ahead for his or her care, is a concern for parents throughout the child’s lifespan. Most of these adult children are extremely dependent upon their parents, counting on them to provide fully for their safety and well-being, as well as love and encouragement. As the parents … Continue reading Special Needs Children and the Aging Parent
Hiring an Aging Life Care Professional™ when you need help caring for aging parents is really no different from hiring an attorney for legal needs or a CPA for preparing taxes. Aging Life Care Professionals guide you through the often complicated maze of long-term care. From determining optimal housing to managing chronic health care issues, the … Continue reading Need Help Caring for Aging Parents?
Aging Life Care Association™ Releases Free eBook to Help You Live Well While Caring for Aging Parents by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy We all strive for balance in our lives – nimbly tossing all those balls in the air and navigating their trajectory. When … Continue reading Caring for Aging Parents? Here are Six Steps to Help You Find Balance
by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Associaion™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy Adult children across the country belong to the sandwich generation. Like salami and cheese, they feel squished between the responsibilities of their careers, elder care and raising their kids. Often, family caregivers sacrifice their own well-being and … Continue reading What are the Hidden Costs of an Aging Parent?
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
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?
by Heather Imhoff, MSW, LMSW – Aging life Care Association™ Member With Parents Living Longer, the Costs of Aging Can Be Devastating to Families. How Can You Prevent this for Your Family? The costs of aging can be an unexpected source of frustration, heartache, and can limit the options available to families and their loved … Continue reading Understanding the Costs of Aging
Caring for someone with a dementia can test even the strongest of relationships. The anxiety, agitation and erratic behavior often associated with dementia may be hard for a spouse or adult child to understand or manage. Aging Life Care Professionals™ work with families to find solutions to these challenges and to help them understand their … Continue reading Is Dementia Hurting Your Relationships?