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May is Aging Life Care Month!

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the Aging Life Care® Profession and spotlight why our work is so impactful for older adults and their families. Here are the 5 most common reasons families reach out to a care manager: Care Coordination: Our healthcare system has become increasingly complex and fragmented; care managers… Read More

Clearing Clutter, Boosting Health: The Hidden Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Spring is here! For many, the season signifies a time for renewal. As the spring fever energy ramps up, there are a variety of health benefits to harnessing the urge to purge. Besides burning a few calories through physical activity, the act of cleaning can be therapeutic in other ways. By decluttering our spaces, we… Read More

The Positive Power of Paws

Aging adults are often faced with a variety of life transitions that make them more vulnerable to feelings of loneliness. Whether it is the loss of family or friends or having to consider a housing move, such events can impact health and quality of life. This is where our furry friends can come to the… Read More

Love’s Lasting Legacy: Honoring Relationships Touched By Dementia

Love is a powerful force that knows no boundaries! It transcends time, age, and even the profound challenges that life may throw our way including dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Dementia slowly erodes memories, impairs verbal and cognitive abilities and is associated with a number of brain diseases including Alzheimer’s disease…. Read More

Embracing Age and Experience in the New Year!

As the new year unfolds, it is common for people to make resolutions and set goals for themselves, and older adults are no exception. However, I sometimes notice that the expectations seniors set for themselves are not always realistic and so, when goals aren’t met, a sense of failure and frustration soon follows. This mismatch directly… Read More

Brighten Up Your Winter: Tips for Beating Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the winter months draw near and the days shorten with less sunlight, this is the time of year that can increase the risk for a specific type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a common disorder affecting 1-2% of the population. The primary cause of SAD is believed to be… Read More

Speaking their language: Enhancing Communication with Elders Living with Dementia

Social isolation is one of the most common and heartbreaking experiences those with dementia face as they struggle with the disease. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Many people experiencing cognitive decline can lead lives of value, purpose, and connection. The key to unlocking meaningful engagement lies with their family and loved ones… Read More

Care Deserts: Advocating for Elders in Understaffed Skilled Nursing Facilities

In recent years, the issue of inadequate staffing levels in skilled nursing facilities has become a growing concern. The Covid-19 pandemic compounded this problem when challenging work conditions in hard hit facilities led to staff burnout. Now skilled nursing facilities are competing with deeper pocketed hospitals to recruit staff as a nursing and caregiver shortage… Read More

From Silence to Strength: How Aging Life Care Managers Amplify your Voice with Doctors

For many seniors, especially those with chronic diseases, their calendars often overflow with doctor appointments. Keeping the calendar straight, arranging transport, and trying to keep on track with medical conditions and treatment options can often be overwhelming. Once there, in the hustle and bustle of a busy doctor’s office, it’s easy to feel like just… Read More