Tag Archives: caregiving

The Secret Life of the Refrigerator

The Secret Life of the Refrigerator by Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM “Ins and outs,” are what Aging Life Care Specialists™ often do during our initial walk thru a client’s home. The “ins” are such things as medication dispensers, grab bars and smoke detectors.  The “outs,” are unsecured throw rugs, old newspapers and magazines, and … Continue reading The Secret Life of the Refrigerator

Be Proactive: 12 Tips to Reduce Falls for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of  Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals® can support clients and families affected. by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, an estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with … Continue reading Be Proactive: 12 Tips to Reduce Falls for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

The Aging Life Care™ Manager’s Roadmap to Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Client

The Aging Life Care™ Manager’s Roadmap to Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Client By Debra Moler R.N., B.S.N., C.M.C April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of  Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals can support clients and families affected. Parkinson’s Disease affects … Continue reading The Aging Life Care™ Manager’s Roadmap to Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Client

An Aging Life Care Specialist, Her Client, and a Cup of Tea

An Aging Life Care Specialist, Her Client, and a Cup of Tea by Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM As Aging Life Care Specialists, much has been written about the concrete services we provide: homecare arrangements, assessments, liaisons with doctors. But what about those intimate moments when we are sitting across the table with a client? It … Continue reading An Aging Life Care Specialist, Her Client, and a Cup of Tea

This Valentine’s Day, Look for the “Sweetness” in Caregiving

By Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC “My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates…” This line from Forrest Gump chimes a bell to those of us providing services to families involved in elder care…. and as the quote continues, “You never know what you’re gonna get.” As much as our culture appreciates and utilizes … Continue reading This Valentine’s Day, Look for the “Sweetness” in Caregiving

How Do You Know It’s Dementia When Dad Can Still Do the Crossword?

By Deborah Liss Fins, LICSW, ACSW, CMC The onset of early dementia is not always obvious. Especially when your loved one is smart and can compensate for memory loss, or is clever and determined to hide symptoms, it can be difficult to know whether what seems “off” is really so. Maybe your dad has always been … Continue reading How Do You Know It’s Dementia When Dad Can Still Do the Crossword?

Where to Turn: Resources for National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to help raise awareness and education about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. For the families confronted with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it is easy to feel lost and overwhelmed with next steps. Find resources below to help provide information and support to those with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones. … Continue reading Where to Turn: Resources for National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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