November 28, 2023

Announcing Our New Caregiver Support Group

Family caregivers are the backbone of day-to-day care for many loved ones, yet their role often comes with significant personal challenges. Understanding and supporting these caregivers is crucial. They not only provide essential care but also need to maintain their own well-being. To address this, we’re excited to introduce our new Caregiver Support Group. This... Read More
August 24, 2023

8 Tips for Caring for Someone With Parkinson’s

Caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease presents unique challenges, as the disease affects both motor and non-motor functions. Many people with Parkinson’s continue to live at home and work, with their life partner, a family member, or a friend providing day-to-day assistance. But as the disease progresses, symptoms can worsen or change. If you’re caring... Read More
August 14, 2023

What is Hospice Care? Common Questions Answered

Coming to terms with the realization that a loved one’s illness is serious enough that they need hospice care can be stressful, overwhelming, and emotionally challenging. Talking with family about end-of-life care can be even more difficult. Most people are unfamiliar with hospice care, are overwhelmed by the need, and have many questions and concerns.... Read More
June 22, 2023

Steps to Take After a New Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming, scary, and devastating. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, during which the Alzheimer’s Association encourages all of us to learn about this disease, especially if we know someone who has it.   It’s crucial to remember that life doesn’t stop with the diagnosis. But it’s important... Read More
November 8, 2022

Caregiving Happens: Where to Begin

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, for many families, this may be one of the few times during the year where they spend time together. For some, it may have been a year or more since they last spent time with parents and other loved ones. Often, adult children notice changes in their aging... Read More
July 21, 2022

Three Things You Might Not Know About Caregiving

In 2020 the National Alliance for Caregiving reported there were 53 million caregivers in the U.S. Nearly one in five of them were providing unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs. As our population ages, that number will continue to grow. More and more people will find themselves—sometimes unexpectedly—providing care for a... Read More
February 22, 2022

Care Managers Can Help Ease Caregiver Burnout

If you’re a family caregiver for someone who is older or challenged with chronic illness, you’re certainly familiar with stress and burnout. Last fall, the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) surveyed its members (including LifeCare Advocates) about their clients who are family caregivers. The results: 49% of those surveyed listed caregiver burnout as a primary... Read More
November 23, 2021

Supporting the Caregivers of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

More than 11 million people in the U.S. are currently providing unpaid care to a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, reports the Alzheimer’s Association. Nearly half of all caregivers (48%) who provide help to older adults do so for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. “Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia becomes... Read More
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