Category Archives: Care Recipients

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?

Ten signs of when you need to be involved:  the Coronavirus factor

Paying attention to situations that can affect the well-being of older adults can make all the difference. The effect of the COVID19 virus has raised the risks of ignoring signs that indicate it is time to intervene.   There are ever-changing regulations, testing regimes, surges in cases, availability of vaccinations, and even access to healthcare. This … Continue reading Ten signs of when you need to be involved:  the Coronavirus factor

Dad Had a Stroke… Now What?

Mr. Smith is 79 years old. A week ago, he had a stroke while home alone. Thankfully, his youngest son arrived minutes later and got Mr. Smith admitted to the hospital. After a week, the hospital discharge planner contacted Mr. Smith’s oldest son, Paul, who is listed as his healthcare POA (Power of Attorney). The … Continue reading Dad Had a Stroke… Now What?

Putting Pen to Paper in the Time of COVID-19

“To write a letter is human, to receive a letter, divine” – Susan Lendroth Four years ago, I downsized. Living in an apartment house, I am now part of a community, not a formal one, but one with a passing hello in the lobby or weather conversation in the elevator. However, it was my relationship … Continue reading Putting Pen to Paper in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 Highlights Caregiver’s Need to Plan Ahead

//// 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

COVID-19 Changes Caregiving at Home Care Facilities

//// By: Annette Murphy, BA, MSW, C-ASWCM //// The challenges of COVID-19 and the fundamental change it’s bringing to caregiving and our healthcare system will be felt for years to come. Social isolation, hard to find supplies, and worry over the advisability of face-to-face medical visits are just some of the concerns of family and … Continue reading COVID-19 Changes Caregiving at Home Care Facilities