Cleveland Elder Care Answers Blog

The CarePlan Care Managers‘ Cleveland Elder Care Answers Blog is a great opportunity to gain knowledge in the area of care for loved ones. Offering the advice, information as well as solutions to some of the toughest descisions we all have to make. with this in mind, take time to scroll through the variety of articles that our CareBlog provides.

Early-onset Alzheimer's

Early-onset Alzheimer’s

If your spouse is younger than 65 and has received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you may feel in a world all your own. You probably don’t know anyone else in this…
Denture care

Denture care

Dentures need the same level of care and attention as natural teeth do. Bacteria and fungi that grow on teeth can also infect a dental appliance. Pressure spots on the…
Choosing a meal service

Choosing a meal service

Perhaps your loved one has just gotten out of the hospital and needs some meals for a few weeks while recuperating. Or maybe Mom has dementia and it’s become too…
Is it time for memory care?

Is it time for memory care?

If you care for a loved one with moderate to advanced dementia, it’s likely the idea of placement in memory care has come up. Maybe a friend has nudged you.…
If you are not the primary caregiver

If you are not the primary caregiver

If someone else in your family has primary responsibility for the care of your loved one, that doesn’t mean you don’t have anything to contribute. Far from it! Caring for…
Addressing fatigue in heart failure

Addressing fatigue in heart failure

People with heart failure (HF) often tire easily, especially if they exert themselves. In HF, the heart is swollen with fluids and cannot beat efficiently. The body’s cells then become…
Home modifications for vision loss

Home modifications for vision loss

If the person you care for has a low vision diagnosis, three types of modifications to the home can make life easier: Lighting, glare control, and the use of color…
Where are the paid caregivers?

Where are the paid caregivers?

Frustrated in your search for a paid caregiver? You are not alone. There is an extreme shortage of helpers right now. Even before COVID, the demand for aides was greater…
Long-distance caregiving

Long-distance caregiving

Distance makes caregiving more challenging, from knowing what’s needed, to getting tasks accomplished. Here are some tips: Stay in touch. This is a win–win. You stay current on issues, and…

Aging Life Care Association

The Experts in Aging Well
  • Unlock Expert Insights: Free ‘Ask an Aging Life Care Manager®’ Virtual Sessions in May
    by Laura Sanchez on May 2, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    Free “Ask an Aging Life Care Manager” virtual sessions to be held most Fridays in May to celebrate National Aging Life Care™ Month and Older Americans Month. Participants can ask professional Aging Life Care Managers® their questions about aging and care planning. Registration is necessary and is on a first come, first served basis at … Continue reading Unlock Expert Insights: Free ‘Ask an Aging Life Care Manager®’ Virtual Sessions in May → The post Unlock Expert Insights: Free ‘Ask an Aging Life Care Manager®’ Virtual Sessions in May appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Survey Finds Increase of Loneliness Post Pandemic
    by cdaters on March 18, 2024 at 9:36 pm

    In a recent survey of Aging Life Care Managers®, 86% responded seeing an increase in loneliness among clients post COVID – with 46% seeing this increase within the last two years. Professionals share ways they are combatting loneliness and isolation among their clients.   Aging Life Care Managers® Can Help Offset Loneliness and Subsequent Issues  … Continue reading Survey Finds Increase of Loneliness Post Pandemic → The post Survey Finds Increase of Loneliness Post Pandemic appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Falls: Prevention and What to Ask Your Older Loved One
    by Bonnie Leko-Shapiro on January 25, 2024 at 11:18 pm

    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 → The post Falls: Prevention and What to Ask Your Older Loved One appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Preparing for Winter Weather with Older Loved Ones
    by Bonnie Leko-Shapiro on January 9, 2024 at 8:41 pm

    Severe winter weather is descending across the United States, which greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly, especially when the weather event is unexpected or comes fast. Here are some tips from the experts in aging well® to help your older loved one prep for winter weather. Before a Storm • Stay informed: … Continue reading Preparing for Winter Weather with Older Loved Ones → The post Preparing for Winter Weather with Older Loved Ones appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Celebrating the Holidays with Alzheimer’s or other Dementia
    by cdaters on December 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    The holidays can often be a time filled with high expectations, requiring lots of energy and engagement in non-stop activities. For the individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, it can be challenging and a time of high anxiety. Festivities can agitate, confuse, and overstimulate persons living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Meanwhile, … Continue reading Celebrating the Holidays with Alzheimer’s or other Dementia → The post Celebrating the Holidays with Alzheimer’s or other Dementia appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

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