Category Archives: Aging Parents

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

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched in 2006 on June 15th by the World Health Organization. Elder abuse is one of the most overlooked public health problems in the United States. Victims of abuse are three times more likely than those who weren’t mistreated to die prematurely. Learn how to identify those at risk and … Continue reading June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

What are the signs of caregiver burnout?

ALCA Members feel strongly about helping family caregivers avoid burnout. With June as Men’s Health Awareness Month we are featuring some of ALCA’s male members who have built a career out of Aging Life Care Management and on male caregivers, who often do not ask for help. ALCA Board Member, Co-Chair of the President’s Committee, … Continue reading What are the signs of caregiver burnout?

Distance Doesn’t Have to Matter: Holding Hands, South to North

Mission Accomplished with a Doppelganger “I need your help with my Mom.”  It was a text message from a friend’s daughter, Toni (not her real name). I called Toni immediately.  I could sense how exhausted, anxious, and scared she was. Someone in need of help is the lifeblood of the work we—Aging Life Care Managers™–do. … Continue reading Distance Doesn’t Have to Matter: Holding Hands, South to North

In Honor of Older American’s Month – One Aging Life Care Manager’s story

They met during WW2 – he, a handsome Yankee flyboy; she, a Morse Code operator for the Women’s Australian Air Force.  He was fascinated by her flaming red hair and beauty; she was attracted to his bravado and good looks.  They married and he moved her from the sunny shores of Terrigal, NSW, to northern … Continue reading In Honor of Older American’s Month – One Aging Life Care Manager’s story

New Beginnings–Aging Life Care Managers® Helping to Keep Older Adults at Home or Transition

Aging Life Care Managers® expand your resources and knowledge for making excellent choices related to wellness.  Aging Life Care Managers®, also referred to as Care Managers (CM) at times, have been providing older adults and their caregivers’ long-term choices and advocacy since the 1980s.  The profession of Aging Life Care is still rather new and emerging.  … Continue reading New Beginnings–Aging Life Care Managers® Helping to Keep Older Adults at Home or Transition

What is an Aging Life Care Manager?

As you manage the care of an aging loved one, it can be helpful to seek support from a professional. Learn about the unique role an aging life care manager plays and how to select one that meets your needs. There are many different reasons you or your loved one may need extra care. Whether … Continue reading What is an Aging Life Care Manager?

Dad Had A Stroke… Now What? (Part II)

In my previous blog post, we learned Mr. Smith needed skilled rehabilitation services after his stroke. His son, Paul, selected a facility near his home with the goal of his dad returning home after he received skilled rehabilitation. Mr. Smith was motivated and worked hard on his physical, occupational and speech therapy. After about three months, Paul … Continue reading Dad Had A Stroke… Now What? (Part II)

Tips on Mask-wearing for People With Dementia

Although the temptation is strong now that vaccines are gaining distribution to become more relaxed about COVID-19 prevention, we cannot afford to let down our guards and stop masking up. In the United States, the CDC recommends anyone older than age 2 wear a mask, but there are many who are resistant to wearing one, … Continue reading Tips on Mask-wearing for People With Dementia

Financially Helping Clients Fund Their Care Needs: Real Life Examples

Aging Life Care Professionals(r) are called upon to assist clients with resources to handle their particular situations, including evaluating the financial resources necessary to help clients ensure quality care and an optimal life.  Did you know that 500,000 seniors a year will walk away from their life insurance policies?  This happens because they no longer … Continue reading Financially Helping Clients Fund Their Care Needs: Real Life Examples