Category Archives: Aging Parents

Elder Abuse: Shattering Myths and Taking Action

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Elder Abuse Awareness: Shattering Myths and Taking Action //// By: Jullie Gray, DSW, MSW, LICSW, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member   //// June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse and neglect of older adults. This global event aims to foster a better understanding of … Continue reading Elder Abuse: Shattering Myths and Taking Action

Breaking the Stigma: Embracing Mental Health Treatment in Older Adults

By Sam van Kalkeren, MSN, RN, CMC, CDP, CADDCT – Aging Life Care Association® Breaking the Stigma: Embracing Mental Health Treatment in Older Adults Mental health is just as important as physical health for older adults. Let’s break the stigma and prioritize mental well-being. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth Many people with mental illness report that the stigma surrounding … Continue reading Breaking the Stigma: Embracing Mental Health Treatment in Older Adults

Unlock Expert Insights: Free ‘Ask an Aging Life Care Manager®’ Virtual Sessions in May

Free “Ask an Aging Life Care Manager” virtual sessions to be held most Fridays in May to celebrate National Aging Life Care™ Month and Older Americans Month. Participants can ask professional Aging Life Care Managers® their questions about aging and care planning. Registration is necessary and is on a first come, first served basis at … Continue reading Unlock Expert Insights: Free ‘Ask an Aging Life Care Manager®’ Virtual Sessions in May

Falls: Prevention and What to Ask Your Older Loved One

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Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal, trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. For many elders who have a fall, this is often the beginning of a deleterious cascade of ill health that will lead to trauma, hospitalization, decreased mobility, depression, and in some cases, even death. … Continue reading Falls: Prevention and What to Ask Your Older Loved One

Preparing for Winter Weather with Older Loved Ones

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Severe winter weather is descending across the United States, which greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly, especially when the weather event is unexpected or comes fast. Here are some tips from the experts in aging well® to help your older loved one prep for winter weather. Before a Storm • Stay informed: … Continue reading Preparing for Winter Weather with Older Loved Ones

Tips for Checking on Aging Loved Ones during Holidays

Whether you live down the block or across the country, holiday visits are a great opportunity to take a closer look at your aging loved one and their surroundings. Take time to observe any changes in an aging family member’s behaviors or lifestyle during dinners, gift exchanges, parties, etc. Changes may vary widely – from … Continue reading Tips for Checking on Aging Loved Ones during Holidays

The Aging Life Care Association® offering free info sessions for National Aging Life Care™ Month

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Aging Life Care Managers® offer a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults, dependent adults, and others facing ongoing health challenges. Sometimes called geriatric care managers, Aging Life Care Managers are strategic planners with key knowledge in crisis intervention, housing, health and disability, advocacy, family legal needs, and financial and local resources. The Challenge … Continue reading The Aging Life Care Association® offering free info sessions for National Aging Life Care™ Month

Helping Your Aging Loved One Manage Their Finances

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As our senior loved ones age, we may start seeing physical and mental signs of decline. While some signs are not worrisome, others may be more concerning: anxiety, depression, forgetfulness, and mishandling money. These could indicate more serious issues and are risky behaviors. So here are four things you can do to help your aging … Continue reading Helping Your Aging Loved One Manage Their Finances

What to Look for When Visiting Aging Loved Ones this Thanksgiving

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During the holiday season families and friends often make special visits to aging loved ones. Aging Life Care Managers® suggest you use this time to take note of any changes in health, behavior, or physical appearance. You may discover your aging loved one now needs more help or attention.   Is it Time for Help? … Continue reading What to Look for When Visiting Aging Loved Ones this Thanksgiving

Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe During Severe Winter Weather

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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