Tag Archives: Aging Well

Aging In Place? How to Plan for the Care You Need at Home

Aging in Place

In this free eBook from the Aging Life Care Association™, you will learn how you can plan for and get the care you need at home. Planning for the Care You Need at Home also shows you how to work with your family to ensure your choices and wishes are supported. Planning for the Care … Continue reading Aging In Place? How to Plan for the Care You Need at Home

How to Overcome the Fear and Anxiety of Getting Old

Overcoming the fear and anxiety of getting old with the help of an Aging Life Care Professional

Fear? Anxiety? These words identify the feelings a lot of people have when they think about getting old. Oddly enough, “getting old” is not an easily defined status. As each year goes by, you actually don’t think of yourself as “old.” Take it from me, I turned 70 just a few months ago! By Phyllis … Continue reading How to Overcome the Fear and Anxiety of Getting Old

Avoid Caregiver Burden

Aging Life Care Professionals can relieve families of caregiving stress

When a Santa Fe couple needed help finding the right assisted living community – and they didn’t want to burden their children – they turned to Aging Life Care Professionals™ for help. With one spouse needing more hands-on care and the other desiring more social interaction, it was important to find the right community to … Continue reading Avoid Caregiver Burden

Home for the Holidays: Making the Most of Visits to Aging Parents

warning signs to look for during holiday visits

Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country.  For those with aging parents or loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans.  By Heather Imhoff, MSW, LMSW – Aging Life Care … Continue reading Home for the Holidays: Making the Most of Visits to Aging Parents

Top Tips for Caregivers

Top Tips for Caregivers

As part of National Family Caregivers Month, Amy Goyer – AARP’s family, caregiving, and multigenerational issues expert – shared her top tips for caregivers on Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda as well as on the AARP’s Take Care Blog. In the segment, Goyer offered immediate go-to resources and tips for those finding themselves suddenly … Continue reading Top Tips for Caregivers

Dying Well is Part of Aging Well

Planning for End-of-Life

Aging Life Care Professionals™ on End-of-Life Planning Aging Life Care Professionals not only work to ensure quality of care and an optimal life for their clients, but they also help clients plan for the end of life. During the 2015 Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) Annual Conference, Member Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC of Asheville, NC shared … Continue reading Dying Well is Part of Aging Well

What to Look for When Hiring an In-Home Care Agency

choosing the right in-home care agency for your loved one

Not all in-home care agencies provide the same services. Here are some important questions to ask before you hire an agency to care for you or your loved one.  Danger Signs When Choosing a Caregiver by  Richard Bitner – Aging Life Care Assoication™ Corporate Partner   Investigating in-home care agencies can be nerve racking. You … Continue reading What to Look for When Hiring an In-Home Care Agency

Six Hidden Costs to Caring for an Aging Parent

Caregiving for an aging loved one isn’t all doom and gloom. The rewards of caregiving are real, but so are the hidden costs.  by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   Over the weekend, U.S.News & World Report ran a story – How to … Continue reading Six Hidden Costs to Caring for an Aging Parent

Staying Motivated to Exercise – Go4Life!

September is Healthy Aging Month

Aging Life Care Association™ is proud to be a partner in Go4Life® — an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH in collaboration with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  Tips on Staying Motivated to Exercise One of the great challenges of being physically active is staying motivated. When it’s … Continue reading Staying Motivated to Exercise – Go4Life!

Do People Still Hold Hands?

helping aging family members find quality of life in their later years

How Aging Life Care Professionals™ Help Clients Discover Happiness and Quality of Life   From offering dating advice to finding the right living facility, Aging Life Care Professionals™ help aging family members find quality of life during their later years.  As Aging Life Care Associaiton™ Member Debbie Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC shares here, her work … Continue reading Do People Still Hold Hands?