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
As our senior loved ones age, we may start seeing physical and mental signs of decline. While some signs are not worrisome, others may be more concerning: anxiety, depression, forgetfulness, and mishandling money. These could indicate more serious issues and are risky behaviors. So here are four things you can do to help your aging … Continue reading Helping Your Aging Loved One Manage Their Finances
If your Thanksgiving holiday is fortunate enough to include multiple generations at the dinner table, here are some simple tips for keeping aging loved ones engaged, comfortable and safe during holiday celebrations. Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for Hosting Aging Adults By Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, CMC – Aging Life Care Association® President When planning … Continue reading Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for Hosting Aging Adults
With ALCA Members Kate Granigan and Lisa Mayfield
The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) – the nonprofit association representing 2,000 leaders in Aging Life Care™ / care management – will celebrate the profession during the month of May. Special events come on the heels of a professional conference in Chicago, where presenters and participants tackled the toughest issues related to aging today. What … Continue reading May Is National Aging Life Care™ Month
An Aging Life Care Specialist, Her Client, and a Cup of Tea by Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM As Aging Life Care Specialists, much has been written about the concrete services we provide: homecare arrangements, assessments, liaisons with doctors. But what about those intimate moments when we are sitting across the table with a client? It … Continue reading An Aging Life Care Specialist, Her Client, and a Cup of Tea
Aging Life Care Professionals® Allow Families to Enjoy Their Relationships: Rosemarie Ruggero discusses her love of her profession, the warm relationships she develops with clients, and the freedom an Aging Life Care Professional can provide to families.
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.
Why Integrative Medicine is So Important for Aging Well: Bobbi Kolonay discusses the importance of integrative care for aging well. Topics include food as medicine, aromatherapy, and acupuncture.