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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
  • 2020: The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary
    by Courtney Pulitzer on February 24, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Thirty-five years ago a group of visionary women in eldercare created a profession and a professional association. Originally the National Association of Private Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM), this non-profit has grown from 75 members to the now 2,000-strong Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). Since 1985, Aging Life Care Association members have cared for about two … Continue reading 2020: The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary → The post 2020: The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • January Doesn’t Have to Be Dry and Discouraging
    by Courtney Pulitzer on January 30, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    While “Dryuary” or Dry January seems like a relatively new trend, it’s origins date back much earlier. Even the New York Times showcases the activities around when Prohibition began (Jan. 17, 1920.) January is also a month where people re-consider their over-indulgences in food and drink then hit the gyms or yoga mats and buy … Continue reading January Doesn’t Have to Be Dry and Discouraging → The post January Doesn’t Have to Be Dry and Discouraging appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Caregiving is a marathon. Make sure you have the right people in your lifeboat.
    by Courtney Pulitzer on January 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Being a caregiver can be lonely. Over time, friends and family may start to fade away or your involvement with your elder can become more and more time consuming. Your world can begin to feel very small. As you encounter tricky situations, you might struggle to know how to navigate them gracefully. This caregiving race … Continue reading Caregiving is a marathon. Make sure you have the right people in your lifeboat. → The post Caregiving is a marathon. Make sure you have the right people in your lifeboat. appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Is it Time for Help? Knowing When Your Aging Loved One Can’t Go it Alone Anymore
    by Courtney Pulitzer on December 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    The holiday season is typically the time when families and friends visit aging loved ones more than during the year. Frequently, this is also the time when they discover troubling changes in health, behavior or physical appearance of their elder loved one. Many will discover their aging loved one now needs more help or attention … Continue reading Is it Time for Help? Knowing When Your Aging Loved One Can’t Go it Alone Anymore → The post Is it Time for Help? Knowing When Your Aging Loved One Can’t Go it Alone Anymore appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for Hosting Aging Adults
    by cdaters on November 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    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 → The post Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for Hosting Aging Adults appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

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