Category Archives: Aging Parents

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

Older Adults Admit New Technology is More Stressful Than Going to the Dentist

Older Adults Admit High Anxiety and Fear About New Technology: Candoo Tech Surveys Shows 53% of Seniors Say Learning a New Device is More Stressful Than Going to the Dentist The results of a recent survey of technology-enabled older adults show that for 53% of them, learning new tech devices such as a computer or … Continue reading Older Adults Admit New Technology is More Stressful Than Going to the Dentist

A Daughter’s Plea, A Mother’s Rebuttal

Like in the childhood game, “telephone,” the first call came from the neighbor across the street, who called the son in Pennsylvania who, in turn, called his sister in Maine, who, in turn, called me, the eldercare consultant in New Rochelle, New York. The town their mother, and I, called home. It seems the neighbor … Continue reading A Daughter’s Plea, A Mother’s Rebuttal

A Corporate Partner Shares The Value of Working With ALCA Members

ALCA’s Corporate Partners are a vital part of the equation that makes the Aging Life Care Association as strong as it is. They offer advice and insights to members via our listserv to help members find solutions for their clients. And members feel confident choosing one for their clients’ needs because ALCA’s Corporate Partners also … Continue reading A Corporate Partner Shares The Value of Working With ALCA Members

Overcoming Technology Hurdles to Sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine

While the COVID-19 vaccine has been available for several months – there are still many adults who have yet to receive their first dose. Aging Life Care Association Corporate Partner CandooTech offers technology solutions for seniors and their families, and has some initial tips to aid those still looking at, or beginning to consider vaccination. … Continue reading Overcoming Technology Hurdles to Sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Summer Safety for Seniors

With the pandemic now hopefully behind us, how can seniors most safely enjoy and celebrate this summer? There are two priorities to keep our community’s elders safe: avoiding the dangers of excessive summer heat and humidity, and preventing falls, a year-round need, but one where summer presents some special challenges. Keeping Cool During Our Hot … Continue reading Summer Safety for Seniors

SELF-Compassion is a Gift

After the last year and a half of living with a pandemic and beginning to see the signs of improvement, I was more than ready to listen to the June 6th virtual event by Dr. Lori Stevik Rust, “Compassion is a Gift.” As Aging Life Care Professionals in the human service field, most of us … Continue reading SELF-Compassion is a Gift

How to choose a Skilled Nursing Facility

When families have exhausted other options sometimes the decision is made to move an older loved one in a skilled nursing facility. Usually, this decision is made under stress, without much time, and/or without a lot of information. You do not need to do this alone. Having a partner in this process, i.e. a professional … Continue reading How to choose a Skilled Nursing Facility

Six Steps to Better Brain Health

While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with challenges, it has also taught us lessons. Likely, you have tapped into your emotional reserves and discovered how resilient you are during this time. Brain health, of which mental health is an essential component, has been at the forefront of many conversations with family, friends, and colleagues … Continue reading Six Steps to Better Brain Health

Gray is a Color on the Rainbow

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and affirm the diverse mosaic of our humanity. Part of this rainbow coalition includes a growing number of LGBTQIA+ elders. Conservative estimates are that there are over 3 million LGBTQIA+ people over 50 living in the US today. According to SAGE, an advocacy organization for the older LGBTQIA+ … Continue reading Gray is a Color on the Rainbow