Your aging loved one may be slowing down, but it doesn’t mean grandma or grandpa doesn’t want to celebrate the holidays anymore. Finding ways to modify holiday traditions or by creating new ones that fit their lifestyle and speed will reduce stress levels and keep everyone connected and happy this season. 10 Caregiving Tips at Holiday … Continue reading 10 Ideas to Celebrate Holidays with the Elderly
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 Help for Long-Distance Caregivers
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
After making tough decisions and weeks of planning, your father is now living in a fantastic assisted living facility. You finally have a chance to catch your breath and focus on work. But don’t get too comfortable… I Just Moved my Parent to Assisted Living, Now I am All Set … Maybe by Suzanne Modigliani, … Continue reading Moving a Parent to Assisted Living
Sex and aging adults. It’s the butt of all too many jokes — dirty old men…rigid or sex-starved women…wrinkled bodies…impotence. But as we live longer and social mores evolve, aging adults are becoming more vocal about sexual needs and intimate relationships well past the age of 60. Indeed, sexuality is a core human quality, essential to … Continue reading Dementia and Sexuality
No matter the level of one’s memory loss, stage of Alzheimer’s disease, or type of dementia, human connection and communication is important to overall well-being. Communication requires patience, understanding, and good listening skills. But often, even the most well-trained or educated caregiver gets frustrated or avoids communication altogether. During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Aging … Continue reading Talk to Me: Communication and Alzheimer’s
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
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?
The last few shopping days are here and you’ve found yourself stuck thinking about what to give that special elder in your life. Here are some different and thoughtful holiday gift ideas for seniors that won’t clutter the house or require an engineering degree to assemble. by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC —Aging Life Care … Continue reading Gift Ideas for the 80+ Adult
Do you have a passion for helping aging adults and their families? Are you looking for a rewarding health and social services career? Then take a closer look at the blossoming field of Aging Life Care™ today. by Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy … Continue reading Searching for a Health and Social Services Career? Take a Look at Aging Life Care™.