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August 24, 2021

When Your Aging Loved One Refuses Assistance

The adult child of a senior is trying to help a parent age in place – visiting and providing help whenever possible. But the adult child feels they’re at their wits’ end, seeing to their parent’s needs and those of their own family, not to mention work demands. The adult child feels burnt out and... Read More
August 11, 2021

How Life Care Managers Help in a Crisis

One of the most important ways we as life care managers help our clients – and by extension, their families – is our ability to be present in times of crisis. Often, the children of our older clients live far away, or at least not close enough to respond quickly in an emergency. Whether it’s a busy... Read More
May 18, 2021

Celebrating Aging Life Care™ Month

At LifeCare Advocates, we have a team of Life Care Managers who oversee our clients’ care. They’re a close-knit team who share a common philosophy and commitment to excellence. In addition, they’re all certified by the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) as Aging Life Care Professionals®. This May marks the tenth anniversary of National Aging... Read More
April 27, 2021

Care for Parkinson’s Caregivers

As anyone who has a friend or loved one with Parkinson’s disease (PD) knows, this is a disease whose effects change over time. It may start with a tremor or stiffness, but as it progresses, completing simple tasks, walking, talking, and even swallowing can become challenging. People who are living with Parkinson’s eventually rely on... Read More
March 29, 2021

How Social Workers Help Aging Adults

Every March, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) celebrates Social Work Month. Because many of us at LifeCare Advocates hold master’s degrees in geriatric-focused social work, plus licensure in clinical social work, we want to take this opportunity to explain how our training benefits the clients we serve. Social workers help people in a... Read More
December 21, 2020

Planning Ahead for End-of-Life Care Decisions

In our last blog post, we shared some couples-oriented guidance for creating aging plans. As we noted, creating an aging plan takes some bravery and a lot of thought, and being part of a couple can add a layer of complexity. Now let’s zoom in on the elements of an aging plan that each of... Read More
November 11, 2020

Caregiver Coaching Provides On-the-Spot Guidance

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which is spearheaded by the nonprofit Caregiver Action Network. It’s a time for us to recognize and honor the dedication, love, and, often, sacrifices that come with taking care of a loved one who needs our help. In America today, more than 53 million people – over one in... Read More
June 10, 2020

In 2020, Senior Summer Safety Requires Extra Planning

Over the years, as public health and safety agencies have advised us to plan for disasters, “pandemic” was always on the list of possible emergencies, but seldom top of mind. That has certainly changed! But as we are working to keep ourselves and vulnerable older loved ones safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important not... Read More
January 7, 2020

Top Seven Resolutions for Caregivers in the New Year

  If you’re one of the nearly 34 million Americans who care for an older loved one, you may neglect your own health and well-being. Many caregivers forego their own self-care, which can have negative effects on both the caregiver and the person being cared for. Caregiving can be a highly challenging task and it’s... Read More
November 20, 2019

Celebrating Family Caregivers

  November is National Family Caregivers Month. About 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to an elder loved one with almost half caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. At LifeCare Advocates, we see the important role family caregivers play and recognize their invaluable contribution. Most of these caregivers do this... Read More