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January 12, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Thank goodness, vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus are making their way to our older loved ones. People who live in long-term care settings may already have received their first vaccination shot or been given a date when they’ll get it. Their facility will keep them informed, explain the risks and benefits of the vaccination, and... Read More
October 28, 2020

Managing Stress and Depression in Trying Times

We at LifeCare Advocates have been hearing about general underlying stress from so many people these days. The presidential election is very divisive, a second wave of COVID-19 infections is looming, and social problems are driving unrest. Millions of people are newly unemployed or under-insured, or both. Older people, especially, are stressed. They may be... Read More
September 10, 2020

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Planning

Thinking about future living arrangements for yourself or an older loved one can be daunting. In 2020 the realities brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have given us even more to think about. Here’s how we at LifeCare Advocates have updated our planning advice in four key areas based on what we’ve seen during this... Read More
May 20, 2020

Physical Activity Remains Important as We Shelter in Place

Keeping active is an essential component to aging well, but many of us look for any excuse not to exercise. Some are using the current COVID-19 pandemic as one such excuse. “My gym is closed.” “I can’t go outside to run, walk or bike.” “My yoga class has been cancelled.” But staying active during this... Read More
May 10, 2020

Stay Connected with Loved Ones During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Staying connected to those we loved is an essential part of aging well. Numerous studies have shown that socialization helps ward off disease, improves our sense of well-being and even strengthens the brain. People who are more social get sick less and have healthier minds. But during these times, when we’re told to practice social... Read More
April 20, 2020

Bringing Your Loved Ones Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

This is a trying time for everyone in the greater Boston area, but especially for those of us with older relatives and loved ones who are at greater risk of complication from coronavirus. Amid general fear and uncertainty, families with older relatives also feel the burden of ensuring their safety. One big question you might... Read More
April 10, 2020

How Aging Life Care Professionals Offer Emergency Response During This Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented time in our lives and society. This experience is amplified among aging life care professionals because we serve a population that is particularly vulnerable to this disease. We are launching a new series to answer your most frequently asked questions related to care management for your aging or... Read More