Category Archives: Elder Law

Ten Things Everyone Should Do At Retirement

Retirement Checklist

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

Special Needs Children and the Aging Parent

Planning for the Care of Special Needs Children

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

Aging Life Care Managers Ensure Estate Plan Matches Reality of Care Needs

Retirement Checklist

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

What is Aging Life Care?

Aging Life Care

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?

Help! I’m Questioning My Father’s Decision-Making

Parents Aging at Home

For Families With a Loved One Who Can No Longer Make Important Decisions by Phyllis Mensh Brostoff, CISW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   There might come a time when someone you love becomes unable to continue making their own decisions. At that point, they need someone to … Continue reading Help! I’m Questioning My Father’s Decision-Making

Elder Law Attorneys and Aging Life Care Professionals: A Beneficial Relationship

What is an Aging Life Care Professional?

Take a Closer Look at the Trusted Advisor Relationship Between Elder Law Attorneys and Aging Life Care Professionals™ by Bunni Dybnis, MA, MFT, CMC – Aging Life Care Association Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy   There are many reasons why the partnering of Elder Law attorneys and Aging Life Care Professionals™ is beneficial to … Continue reading Elder Law Attorneys and Aging Life Care Professionals: A Beneficial Relationship

How to Prepare Your Family for Your Aging

Prepare yourself for aging

Take a look at this list of important documents and information that will help your loved ones help you when the time comes. by Debra D. Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member   If something happened to you today, would someone know what medications you take? Who your doctor is? Or where … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Family for Your Aging

Advocating for Aging Adults with Complex Issues

Aging Life Care™ Advocates

Faced with the challenge of bringing comfort and safety to one client meant juggling multiple issues — hoarding, guardianship, social services, power of attorney, estranged family members, and a beloved cat. Aging Life Care Professional™ Byron Cordes, MSW, LCSW, CASWCM shares how his team advocated for and protected one client’s wishes — all the while … Continue reading Advocating for Aging Adults with Complex Issues

Today is the White House Conference on Aging

WHCOA 2015

A Look at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and Regional Forums from ALCA Public Policy Committee Chair by Frank E. Baskin, LICSW, C-ASWCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Public Policy Committee Chair   HISTORY About every ten years (beginning in 1961) the White House organizes a conference on aging (#WHCOA). People … Continue reading Today is the White House Conference on Aging

White House Conference on Aging

WHCOA 2015

White House Conference on Aging Monday, July 13th 10:00am – 4:30pm ET   The TENTATIVE agenda for July 13 is (all times are ET): 10:00 AM – 12:20 PM: Welcome; Opening Panels on Caregiving and Financial Security *President Obama is scheduled to address the conference during this period 12:20 PM -1:20 PM: Lunch Break 1:20 … Continue reading White House Conference on Aging