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To Grandmother’s House We Go

Visiting Over the Holidays and Discovering Your Elderly Parent is Not Functioning So Well This may have already happened in your life.  Perhaps you were with an elder relative at Thanksgiving and he/she just was not functioning as well as in the past.  You,...

What Should We Expect from a Care Plan?

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) stipulates that a care manager, in order “to provide the highest quality of service to clients, should develop a flexible care plan that is developed in conjunction with the older person and/or...

What Does an Aging Life Care Specialist Do? (Part 2)

What are the Benefits of Using an Aging Life Care Specialist? The benefits are both to you and your loved one.  Especially if you are a working professional, adding an Aging Life Care Specialist (formerly known as Professional Geriatric Care Manager) to your...

What Does an Aging Life Care Specialist Do? (Part 1)

What is an Aging Life Care Specialist?  According to the Aging Life Care Association (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), an Aging Life Care Specialist is defined as “a health and human services specialist who helps families who...

Caregiving as a Calling

Today I attended the memorial service for a caregiver who worked with a younger adult client.  This man, unfortunately for all who knew him, died less than four weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.  It is a shock to everyone who knows him, and many of us are still...