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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

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

Meet Our Team: Sandy DeLuca

Her clients’ humor and her welcoming colleagues are among the things that Sandra DeLuca, MSW, LICSW, C-ASWCM, our director of operations and a Life Care Manager, enjoys about her work. Sandy is celebrating four years with us in April. Tell us about your role at LifeCare Advocates As the director of operations, I help manage... Read More

How Do You Want to Live?

What is important to you? What do you value? How do you want to live? These are questions we ask ourselves throughout our lives, and the answers fuel our decisions. We do our best to make choices and build a life that is in tune with our beliefs and needs.   In April there’s a... Read More

How to Get Moving Again – Carefully

We love spring – the fresh scents, the daffodils and cherry blossoms, and more hours of sunlight. Like us, many of our clients are excited to shake off winter and move their bodies a bit more, whether inside or outside. It’s wonderful to see older adults want to get more movement and exercise into their... Read More

Meet Our Team: Emma Fortin

Emma Fortin, LICSW, CMC, CDP, is our client liaison and a Life Care Manager. She loves listening to seniors, and values the flexibility with which we can serve them. What’s your role at LifeCare Advocates? After someone calls our office and talks to Cam (see “Meet Cam Luna”), I’m usually the next person they talk... Read More

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

Meet Our Team: Cam Luna

Cam Luna is an administrative assistant here at LifeCare Advocates. It’s her friendly, supportive voice that potential clients first hear when they call our office. Cam understands what it’s like to care for a parent. She explains in her own words. What’s your role at LifeCare Advocates? I’m usually a client’s first introduction to LifeCare... Read More

Helping Your Parent Downsize

Downsizing can be an overwhelming and often emotional project at any age. There are memories everywhere, perhaps impeding keep-or-toss decisions. “When people are downsizing, they’re not only saying goodbye to valued possessions, but they’re also saying goodbye to a certain part of their life,” noted Nicole Anzia, a professional organizer and a columnist for the... Read More

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