Older adult children working from home have been contacting Aging Life Care Managers such as those at Careplan Geriatric Care Managers in Cleveland, Ohio to get organized. Children are taking advantage of the extra time to get their elderly parents health and personal matters organized in the event of an unfortunate event. Karen McGinty of … Continue reading Aging Life Care Managers – Experts in Aging and Organizing
In the pandemic world, we are currently living, long-distance caregiving is further complicated by the litigation set in place to protect our most vulnerable population, the elderly. Families and friends cannot see their older adults to know they are well and cared for. A Certified Care Manager and Aging Life Care Professional® such as those … Continue reading Caregiving Long-Distance Made Easier – One Aging Life Care Professionals® Account
On September 6, 2019, my mother turned 76. As was our birthday tradition, I invited her to lunch and suggested an outing to a local craft store she loved. For the first time ever, she refused to budge from her home. This was new behavior and it really worried me because her world was shrinking. … Continue reading How Social Isolation Stole My Mom
Go back in time to listen to one of ALCA’s founding members Leonie Nowitz discuss the association’s earliest memories and milestones in its history.
Listen to 2009 ALCA Board of Directors President Phyllis Mensh Brostoff talk about her experience and thoughts on the association over the course of its history. She talks about how early members found commonality and strength by sharing their backgrounds, experience, and the challenges. Looking at the business side, in addition to their practices, these … Continue reading My History with ALCA: Phyllis Mensh Brostoff
Susan is getting burnt out trying to care for her 91 year old father. She has a part-time job teaching and takes care of her two school-age grandchildren in the afternoons. Her mother has been gone for three years and Dad is truly struggling to stay independent, and failing at that. His neighbors and church … Continue reading “Dad resists every suggestion I make! Help!”
Member since 1989, Vicki Doueck talks about her practice then, and now. Her words of encouragement to members to get active and join the Board is part of her experience, as well as her yearly conference attendance. Listen to the “tech” (i.e. telephone cards) early members had to use to manage their businesses, and how … Continue reading My History with ALCA: Vicki Doueck
ALCA member Linda Aufderhaar played different roles during ALCA’s history, including 2006 Board of Directors President and the recipient for the 2007 Adele Elkind Award. Coming from a health and mental health background both as a former Army Officer and health professional, Linda’s career trajectory has been full of dynamic changes both with ALCA and … Continue reading My History with ALCA: Linda Aufderhaar
//// By: Lakelyn Hogan, MA, MBA, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate //// Caring for a family member can require a lot of coordination. Often family caregivers are living day-to-day juggling their responsibilities of caregiving, work and family. Few have the time or make the time to stop and consider plans for the future. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has … Continue reading COVID-19 Highlights Caregiver’s Need to Plan Ahead
California-based Deb Newquist talks about her beginnings as an Aging Life Care Professional in the late 80s, and how she formed the Western Chapter with a dozen others in the field. She talks about the progression of her business and how it evolved into home-care.