Choosing an Assisted Living Residence: Is Free Advice the Best Advice? By Miriam Zucker LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM Often when family members seek the guidance of an Aging Life Care specialist, it is at a time of change. The concerns may be about obtaining home care, learning of entitlements, a discharge from the hospital or a move … Continue reading Choosing an Assisted Living Residence: Is Free Advice the Best Advice?
How Aging Life Care Professionals Can Aid Families with Difficult Decisions: Dorian Maples discusses the ways Aging Life Care Professionals help caregivers, such as adult children, make difficult care decisions. Ms. Maples also discusses the value that the Aging Life Care Association brings to its members.
The caregiving role reversal for aging parents and adult children is never easy. As an Aging Life Care™ Specialist, I have watched this transition happen in a variety of scenarios all with a different set of circumstances. But through it all, there is a common message that parents want their adult children to know – … Continue reading What Aging Parents Want Their Children to Remember
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