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 7 Common Myths About Elder Abuse
By: Bridget Ritossa //// During the first week of April I spent 48-hours working a case given to me by an elder lawyer. A client was at the hospital and deemed medically stable. The nursing home that sent him there for cardiac trouble would not take him back unless the hospital agreed to the terms … Continue reading Covid19: Till Death Do Us Part and No Sooner-An Aging Life Care Manager Advocating for A Simple Wish
Being a caregiver can be lonely. Over time, friends and family may start to fade away or your involvement with your elder can become more and more time consuming. Your world can begin to feel very small. As you encounter tricky situations, you might struggle to know how to navigate them gracefully. This caregiving race … Continue reading Caregiving is a marathon. Make sure you have the right people in your lifeboat.
With ALCA Members Kate Granigan and Lisa Mayfield
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 Observe, Recognize, Prevent: 7 Common Myths About Elder Abuse
When asked for their best piece of advice, Aging Life Care Professionals are quick to respond: “Be prepared,” “Make a plan for aging,” “Don’t wait for a crisis to strike,” “Build a team of trusted friends, family and professionals.” So when you head into retirement, be sure to take the necessary steps to plan for … Continue reading Ten Things Everyone Should Do At Retirement
Having an adult child with “special needs,” and planning ahead for his or her care, is a concern for parents throughout the child’s lifespan. Most of these adult children are extremely dependent upon their parents, counting on them to provide fully for their safety and well-being, as well as love and encouragement. As the parents … Continue reading Special Needs Children and the Aging Parent
The typical estate planning team most often includes the attorney, an accountant, financial advisor, and sometimes an insurance professional. With the increased number of older adults in our society and the changing landscape of family systems, there is a growing need for an estate planning team to include the professionals who can make client-specific recommendations … Continue reading Aging Life Care Managers Ensure Estate Plan Matches Reality of Care Needs
Overwhelmed by the choices and decisions involved with caring for an aging loved one? Hit with an emergency and don’t know where to start? Or do you want to plan for your own senior years and make your own decisions? No matter your individual situation or preferences, Aging Life Care Professionals™ offer a client-centered approach to … Continue reading What is Aging Life Care?
Aging Life Care Professionals® not only ensure quality of care and an optimal life for their clients but also help clients plan for the end of life. ALCA Member Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC of Asheville, NC shares how she worked closely with and advocated for her client’s specific death wishes. Laney helped her client navigate … Continue reading Aging Life Care Association® Members on End of Life