Often we are “too close” to a situation or problem to see clearly. In this video, Aging Life Care Professional™ Amy O’Rourke illustrates how her holistic approach and assessment found the simple answer to a complicated elder care situation. Having a professional, third-party assessment not only resolved housing needs but also revealed possible unnecessary medical … Continue reading Finding Answers to Difficult Elder Care Needs
A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls family and unpaid caregivers the “invisible workforce” of the health care system. Released in the Feb. 15 JAMA Internal Medicine, the study examined how caregivers’ involvement in older adults’ health care activities relates to caregiving responsibilities, supportive services use, and caregiving-related effects. Aging Life … Continue reading Family Caregivers: the ‘Invisible Workforce’
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
As a Record Number of Seniors Are Living Alone, Aging Experts Offer 7 Warning Signs to Look for During Summer Visits to Older Family Members and Friends As millions of Americans travel during the summer, many adult children will spend time with their aging parents and loved ones. A record number of these older Americans … Continue reading 7 Warning Signs That Aging Loved Ones Need Help
By Trish Colucci, RN-BC, CCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member Meet the Group of Professionals with the Expertise to Help Aging Adults and Families Live Well During the Aging Process Where do you turn when you are worried about the care of your aging parents? There is a professional association of qualified, experienced … Continue reading Where Can I Go for Help with My Aging Parents?
by Mary Frances Mir, MSN, RNC, CMC – Aging Life Care Association™ Member With Financial Elder Abuse on the Rise, It is Important to Know What to Look For The phrase “elder abuse” often brings to mind images of physical or emotional abuse. For many elders, however, the abuse is financial. The most common form of … Continue reading Three Signs of Financial Elder Abuse
How to Manage and Overcome Sibling Conflict When Caring for Aging Parents by Debra D. Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association Member It is hard enough to get past your emotions when caring for your parents while trying to make the “right” decisions on their behalf. It becomes more difficult when there is … Continue reading Manage Sibling Conflict When Caring for Aging Parents
At the recent Aging Life Care Association™ Annual Conference, members shared examples of the broad range of skills and services Aging Life Care Professionals™ employ when working with clients. Here, ALCA Member Amy O’Rourke, MPH, NHA, CMC shares how she thinks creatively on the spot to help her clients feel comfortable and accepting of Aging … Continue reading The Experts in Aging Well
By Trish Colucci, RN-BC, CCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member Caring for aging parents is never easy, but being prepared for the most common problems and knowing where to go for help, can prove invaluable. So many issues crop up in the aging process: health issues, safety issues, and memory issues to name just … Continue reading 10 Things to Know about Your Aging Parents