Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal, trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. For many elders who have a fall, this is often the beginning of a deleterious cascade of ill health that will lead to trauma, hospitalization, decreased mobility, depression, and in some cases, even death. … Continue reading Falls: Prevention and What to Ask Your Older Loved One
By Anne Sansevero As Aging Life Care Managers® one of our important roles is helping clients and their families look ahead to assist them with emergency preparedness. We do this with advanced directive planning and health education by ensuring their vaccinations are up to date. However, there are times when certain situations pose new and … Continue reading Corona Virus: How Aging Life Care Managers® Can Help Families Prepare for Emergencies
Hiring an Aging Life Care Professional™ when you need help caring for aging parents is really no different from hiring an attorney for legal needs or a CPA for preparing taxes. Aging Life Care Professionals guide you through the often complicated maze of long-term care. From determining optimal housing to managing chronic health care issues, the … Continue reading Need Help Caring for Aging Parents?
If your loved one is being cared for by a paid individual or team of caregivers or aides — in a facility or home — you may want to recognize their work this holiday season. Here are some holiday giving ideas and insider tips from an Aging Life Care Professional™ to guide you. by Suzanne Modigliani, … Continue reading Holiday Giving Ideas for the Paid Caregiving Team
The family had a great visit with Grandma over Thanksgiving. In fact, Grandma initiated the conversation about relocating to be closer to family. But what now? Grandma has so much “stuff” that there is no way it will fit in a small condo. Is it worth anything? Do we want it? These are common questions … Continue reading Downsizing: What Are We Going to do with All of Grandma’s Stuff?
As an Aging Life Care Professional™, I’ve seen it first-hand – adult children would rather talk about finances and death with their parents than ask them to retire the car keys. Keep reading for more on how to spot the signs of risky driving, how to have the tough conversation, and ways you can help … Continue reading Aging Parents and Driving: Having the Tough Conversation
November is a month to honor family caregivers and the contributions they make to our society. In the United States, 90 million family caregivers fulfill a vital role on the care team of a family member according to the Caregiver Action Network – the organization behind National Family Caregivers Month. Throughout the month, the Aging Life Care … Continue reading National Family Caregivers Month
Caregiving can be physically and emotionally draining, so as a caregiver it is crucial that you care for yourself first in order to prevent burnout. Read on to learn ways to access help so that you can avoid feeling overwhelmed or burned-out. Help! I’m An Overwhelmed Caregiver. What Are My Options? By Claudia Fine, LCSW, MPH, … Continue reading Options for Overwhelmed Caregivers
Not all in-home care agencies provide the same services. Here are some important questions to ask before you hire an agency to care for you or your loved one. Danger Signs When Choosing a Caregiver by Richard Bitner – Aging Life Care Assoication™ Corporate Partner Investigating in-home care agencies can be nerve racking. You … Continue reading What to Look for When Hiring an In-Home Care Agency
During the first full week of October, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 4 – 10, 2015 By Deborah Liss Fins, MSSW, LICSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy It’s a sobering fact: … Continue reading How to Recognize Suicide Risk in Older Adults