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What is an Aging Life Care Professional?

By Spencer Brown, CMC, LNFA, MSG My introduction to the field of aging was shaped heavily by having close relationships with all four of my grandparents and seeing my parents in a caregiving role.  As a college freshman in the town where one set of grandparents lived, I spent even more time with them.  In the … Continue reading What Does It Mean to be an Aging Life Care Professional®?

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It’s Just Stuff…Right? By Darcy Thiel, MA, LMHC One of my businesses is called “Less Mess, Less Stress.” When I first started, it would be what I envisioned- helping people clean out that junk room, or maybe the garage so it could be parked in. For a while, it became more hoarding or condemned houses. … Continue reading It’s Just Stuff…Right? Learning to Manage the Emotions of Downsizing

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The Secret Life of the Refrigerator by Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM “Ins and outs,” are what Aging Life Care Specialists™ often do during our initial walk thru a client’s home. The “ins” are such things as medication dispensers, grab bars and smoke detectors.  The “outs,” are unsecured throw rugs, old newspapers and magazines, and … Continue reading The Secret Life of the Refrigerator

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Aging Life Care Month

Aging Life Care Professionals® across the country celebrated National Aging Life Care™ Month by providing seminars, webinars, special events, open houses, and other educational activities for the public. Many took to social media to share Aging Life Care stories via selfies and videos. Each week, ALCA asked members to share something from their world as … Continue reading Stories from National Aging Life Care Month

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may is Aging Life Care Month

The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) – the nonprofit association representing 2,000 leaders in Aging Life Care™ / care management – will celebrate the profession during the month of May. Special events come on the heels of a professional conference in Chicago, where presenters and participants tackled the toughest issues related to aging today. What … Continue reading May Is National Aging Life Care™ Month

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by Harisa Paco, MSW, LSWAIC, CMC When I was a toddler, my family, including my grandparents, emigrated to the United States from Bosnia in 1993. We were the first Bosnian family to live in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle. HELPING OTHERS My grandfather had been a social worker in Bosnia. My mother, very much … Continue reading Why I Became an Aging Life Care Professional®

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of  Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals® can support clients and families affected. by Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC  Receiving the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease was the first major hurdle. Now, you are faced with another … Continue reading 4 Helpful Tips for Coping with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of  Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals® can support clients and families affected. by Amy Natt, MS, CMC, CSA According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, an estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with … Continue reading Be Proactive: 12 Tips to Reduce Falls for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

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The Aging Life Care™ Manager’s Roadmap to Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Client By Debra Moler R.N., B.S.N., C.M.C April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The Aging Life Care Association® will be featuring articles that raise awareness of  Parkinson’s Disease and the ways Aging Life Care Professionals can support clients and families affected. Parkinson’s Disease affects … Continue reading The Aging Life Care™ Manager’s Roadmap to Working with the Parkinson’s Disease Client

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Making It Work: The Challenging World of Skilled Nursing Homes by Bunni Dybnis, MA, MFT, CMC I receive calls on a regular basis from individuals concerned with aging, ill or dependent adults. They want to find the best nursing home.     The callers typically will request options from long list of skilled nursing options given to … Continue reading Making It Work: The Challenging World of Skilled Nursing Homes

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