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May 19, 2022

Celebrating National Aging Life Care™ Month

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the demand for caregivers. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the number of family caregivers in the United States grew by 9.5 million from 2015 to 2020. During National Aging Life Care™ Month in May, the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) is raising awareness... Read More
May 5, 2022

How Is Care Management Like Whitewater Rafting?

In May we and other Aging Life Care Managers® celebrate Aging Life Care Month. Sponsored by the Aging Life Care Association®, it’s a time to not just celebrate our profession, but also to raise awareness and educate people about the many ways we can help in the aging journey. So many people think of aging as... Read More
January 20, 2022

How Mental Stimulation Helps the Aging Brain

Cognitive health — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important part of everyday life. It’s one aspect of overall brain health (the others are motor function, emotional function, and tactile function). As we age, our cognitive abilities naturally decline – even in the absence of conditions such as Alzheimer’s or... Read More
November 16, 2021

Mental Health is a Key Part of Overall Wellness

When we hear the word wellness, most of us first think of our physical health – our weight and fitness, any conditions or diseases we’re managing, and any risk factors we may have for future problems. But, of course, wellness also has a large mental or psychological component. “A person’s mind, heart, and body are... Read More
July 19, 2021

Staying Independent as You Age

Every July we celebrate independence on a national scale. Why not celebrate it on a more personal level, too? At the same time that the U.S. population over age 65 is growing rapidly, so too is their desire to live independently and age in place. When it comes to envisioning where we’ll live in our... Read More
June 29, 2021

A Welcoming Community of Care

June is Pride month, a time for both celebration and consciousness raising. At LifeCare Advocates, one of our ongoing concerns is the challenges that face our LGBTQ+ loved ones, friends, colleagues, and clients as they age. Aging presents challenges for everyone, but LGBTQ+ elders must also deal with the potential for prejudice and even mistreatment.... Read More
May 25, 2021

How Storytelling Helps Older People

Anyone who’s ever listened to an older person reminisce knows the range of emotions their storytelling can evoke – joy, sadness, awe, pride, and so much else. Storytelling is a fundamental human experience across cultures. And it can be inspiring – many of us who have dedicated our careers to helping seniors trace our paths... Read More
March 15, 2021

Malnutrition in Older Adults is a ‘Hidden Epidemic’

Malnutrition in older adults has been called a “hidden epidemic.” That’s because, according to the Alliance for Aging Research, “the symptoms of malnutrition can be hard to identify, even by a health care professional. Often, symptoms are dismissed as a ‘normal’ part of aging.” Malnutrition affects seniors living at home, but also those living in... Read More
February 19, 2021

How Technology Can Help Older Adults Living at Home

Many of our clients are people whose older parents are living in their own homes. Some of these clients and their parents live far away from each other, which increases stress and uncertainty for people already worried about their parent’s wellness and safety. Fortunately, there’s a lot of technology available that older people can use... Read More
February 10, 2021

Safe at Home: How a Physical Therapist Can Help You Age in Place

Millions of aging Americans want to live in their own home for as long as possible but need help making it safer and more accessible. Others, returning home after a hospitalization or surgery, may have challenges getting around or need special accommodations. These are just a few of the reasons that LifeCare Advocates now offers... Read More