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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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Five Common Myths About Nutrition and Seniors By Marie LeBlanc, ALCA Corporate Partner, Transitions Liquidation Services Think you know what’s best nutritionally for loved ones in their elder years?  Here are five common but false beliefs about senior nutrition: #1 Seniors should follow healthy eating guidelines and they’ll be OK. Most nutritional guides, such as … Continue reading 5 Common Myths about Nutrition and Seniors

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By HomeCare Assistance, ALCA Corporate Partner As our family members and friends reach their later years in life we glean the opportunity to slow down and appreciate our time with them. There are a variety of activities that they can do in that offer the opportunity to stimulate and exercise them physically, mentally and emotionally … Continue reading 5 Easy and Enjoyable Activities to Share with Older Loved Ones

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An Aging Life Care Specialist, Her Client, and a Cup of Tea by Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM As Aging Life Care Specialists, much has been written about the concrete services we provide: homecare arrangements, assessments, liaisons with doctors. But what about those intimate moments when we are sitting across the table with a client? It … Continue reading An Aging Life Care Specialist, Her Client, and a Cup of Tea

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By Lisa Laney, MSW, CMC “My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates…” This line from Forrest Gump chimes a bell to those of us providing services to families involved in elder care…. and as the quote continues, “You never know what you’re gonna get.” As much as our culture appreciates and utilizes … Continue reading This Valentine’s Day, Look for the “Sweetness” in Caregiving

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