Gray is a Color of the Rainbow

faces of LGBTQ+ elderly people of different backgrounds

This Pride Month, Aging Life Care Professionals across the country join in celebrating and honoring LGBTQ+ elders. Included in this celebration is understanding the unique needs of LGBTQ+ elders and creating care plans that support and enhance their individual lifestyles. According to SAGE, LGBTQ+ elders are: Twice as likely to be single and live alone … Continue reading Gray is a Color of the Rainbow

National Aging Life Care™ Month Highlights Solution for Overwhelmed Caregivers

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the demand for caregivers. During National Aging Life Care™ Month this May, the Aging Life Care Association is raising awareness around a solution for caregivers and families of aging adults — Aging Life Care Managers®. This network of professionals are experts in aging, helping ensure a … Continue reading National Aging Life Care™ Month Highlights Solution for Overwhelmed Caregivers

National Healthcare Decisions Day: More Than One Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

“National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.” – The Conversation Project Make your healthcare … Continue reading National Healthcare Decisions Day: More Than One Day

Is a Career in Aging Life Care™ Right for You?

Aging Life Care Manager

If you are in the health and human service fields and looking for a career where you make a difference in people’s lives, stop here and watch this video. Aging Life Care Management is a fast-growing, in-demand profession where your guidance can lead families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an … Continue reading Is a Career in Aging Life Care™ Right for You?

Could a Life Insurance Policy Help Pay for Care Needs Now?

Real-Life Examples of Utilizing this Untapped Asset As Aging Life Care Professionals® customize care plans and resources for their clients, they are careful to evaluate and manage the client’s financial resources necessary to ensure quality care and an optimal life. An often-overlooked financial resource is life insurance. Did you know that 500,000 seniors a year … Continue reading Could a Life Insurance Policy Help Pay for Care Needs Now?

Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe During Severe Winter Weather

Severe Winter Weather

As winter weather descends on the United States, many people are being confronted by cold weather they have never experienced before.  All of this greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly, especially when weather events strike unexpectedly or with speed. Here are some tips from the experts in aging well® to help aging … Continue reading Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe During Severe Winter Weather

Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors

bladder health month

Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors By Vicki Wolpoff of NorthShore Care Supply  –  an Aging Life Care Association Corporate Partner  November is Bladder Health Month — a  month is designed to encourage you to stay informed about different bladder issues, so you can proactively take care of your bladder health or help someone … Continue reading Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors

Solos: They Are Looking For You

Those who serve older adults periodically come across individuals with no children or children who live at a distance from them. Historically, most adults aged 65 and above seemed to have at least one family member who could provide some measure of care and support. That situation is now changing, however, in a big way, … Continue reading Solos: They Are Looking For You

ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio

This week we are spotlighting one of our members and recipient of the ALCA Midwest Chapter Outstanding Member Award for 2020 – Ann Sutton Burke. Tell us about your current practice? The practice I manage is CareLink, Your Experts in Aging based in Cincinnati Ohio. It is part of a non-profit agency, Jewish Family Service … Continue reading ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio

Quality of Life – What Really Matters

Helen is 93 years old and has lived at an assisted living community since she was 90. She has a one-room suite with her own bathroom. It is decorated with her favorite things and whatever furniture that would fit. She has one window that overlooks some trees and a strategically placed bird feeder. Tom is 84 … Continue reading Quality of Life – What Really Matters