Tag Archives: caregiving

What’s Important to Consider Before Hiring In-Home Caregivers

In the Aging Life Care Association’s newest White Paper, “Agency or Independent: Considerations in Hiring”, ALCA member Bunni Dybnis examines the legal and financial questions one should examine before deciding to hire caregivers for the home. Below is an excerpt from the beginning of the White Paper; to read and download the entire document, please … Continue reading What’s Important to Consider Before Hiring In-Home Caregivers

8 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Make Their Lives Easier

America’s Sandwich Generation, men and women in their forties to sixties with both aging parents and children to care for, is one of the fastest growing populations. This group of people often find themselves stuck in the middle of trying to juggle a hectic schedule that includes caring for parents experiencing a decline in health, … Continue reading 8 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Make Their Lives Easier

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

Summer Self-Care: Resources to Take a Caregiving Break

When you are responsible for the care of an aging loved one, a summer vacation or weekend getaway may seem impossible or out-of-reach. Questions race through your mind: What happens if Mom falls? Who will remind Dad to take his medications? What if there is a storm? You feel overwhelmed and cancel your plans. But … Continue reading Summer Self-Care: Resources to Take a Caregiving Break

Understanding the Stages of Dementia

dementia, Alzheimer's, memory loss

Understanding the Stages of Dementia Can Help You Provide Better Care by Heather Imhoff, MSW, LMSW, Aging Life Care Association™ Member   Dementia is a progressive and often times, heart-breaking disease. Though every individual is different, there are  three primary stages of dementia, each with its own unique set of symptoms. Different care strategies for … Continue reading Understanding the Stages of Dementia

Aging Life Care Professionals™…The Experts in Aging Well

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 Aging Life Care Professionals™…The Experts in Aging Well

What Aging Parents Want Their Children to Remember

5 things you should know about your aging parents

The caregiving role reversal for aging parents and adult children is never easy. As an Aging Life Care™ Specialist, I have watched this transition happen in a variety of scenarios all with a  different set of circumstances. But through it all, there is a common message that parents want their adult children to know – … Continue reading What Aging Parents Want Their Children to Remember

Supporting Caregivers

long-distance caregivers need support

Caregivers are America’s modern day superheroes, just as Terry Fulmer describes in a recent NextAvenue.org article. While there are resources and support systems out there to help, they are not always easy to find or accessible to all. As Fulmer points out in her article, it often takes the help of a paid Aging Life Care Professional™ … Continue reading Supporting Caregivers

National Family Caregivers Month

November is Family Caregivers Month

November is a month to honor family caregivers and the contributions they make to our society.  In the United States, 90 million family caregivers fulfill a vital role on the care team of a family member according to the Caregiver Action Network – the organization behind National Family Caregivers Month. Throughout the month, the Aging Life Care … Continue reading National Family Caregivers Month

Caring for Aging Parents? Here are Six Steps to Help You Find Balance

Free eBook on Bringing Balance to Your Life as a Caregiver

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