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Aging Parents-When Crisis Hits!

When a crisis hits, where do you start? You may still be in shock from the news and may not think clearly or have the perspicacity that you need. If the situation and time permit…
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Recognizing Elder Abuse and Reporting it.

Careplan Geriatric Care Managers are Mandated Reporters. Our Care Managers are dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable and fastest growing population in Ohio. If you have a client or are a concerned family member and…
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A Needed Resource For Struggling Adult Children

Written by Bridget Ritossa, LSW, CMC-Owner Careplan Geriatric Care Managers What Is a Geriatric Care Manager? A geriatric care manager (GCM) is usually a licensed nurse or social worker who specializes in wellness and care…
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If Your Older Adult is Hospitalized

The hospital environment for a healthy young person can be a source of confusion on it’s own. Consequently, complicate the situation by adding an older adult who is suffering an emergent illness. If you are like…
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Aging Life Care Association

The Experts in Aging Well
  • Should I move mom back home?
    by Courtney Pulitzer on April 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    By: Lisa Mayfield As more residents in retirement communities are diagnosed with COVID-19, some families are struggling with the decision of whether to bring their parents back home. With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this is an understandable and important question. Yet any consideration of a move should not be taken lightly, especially with so … Continue reading Should I move mom back home? → The post Should I move mom back home? appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Engagement During Isolation
    by Courtney Pulitzer on April 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    by Lisa Kaufman Even if I have been a member of the Aging Life Care Association for nearly 20 years, I have always thought of myself as the “red-headed stepchild”  (yes, go ahead and laugh if you know me…) of ALCA. And now I see an opportunity for my “particular set of skills” to be … Continue reading Engagement During Isolation → The post Engagement During Isolation appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times
    by Courtney Pulitzer on March 30, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Walnut Creek, CA   The current worldwide pandemic is causing sleepless nights, hand wringing and some strange behaviors having to do with fear that can sometimes bring out the worst in us.  However, we are also seeing some incredible acts of kindness and selflessness in neighbors helping neighbors.  As, … Continue reading Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times → The post Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Love In the Time of COVID-19
    by Courtney Pulitzer on March 20, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    by Lisa Kaufman I received a call this morning. A man who has never spoken with me before wanted my opinion about the care needs of his 80-year-old mother. He explained that she has moderate to severe (read severe) dementia, visual impairment, is hard of hearing and is in renal failure requiring dialysis. He went … Continue reading Love In the Time of COVID-19 → The post Love In the Time of COVID-19 appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do
    by Courtney Pulitzer on March 19, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    by Miriam Zucker I live in New Rochelle, New York, a city whose fame is rooted with the Petrie’s of The Dick Van Dyke show. That image of a suburban family living on a quiet tree-lined street changed dramatically on March 10.  New Rochelle became the first COVID-19 containment area in the United States. On … Continue reading Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do → The post Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

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