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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

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

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

You Got the COVID-19 Vaccine – Now What?

Something special is starting to happen these days – we’re seeing older people with their grandchildren again! These and other activities people may once have taken for granted now strike us as a poignant reminder of what we’ve all been going through with the pandemic. As of early April, more than 75% of people aged... Read More

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

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

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

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

Staying Well in 2021

On January 1, many people welcomed 2021 with open arms and a smidge of optimism. People of all ages are mentally drained from the stresses of the pandemic. Physically, we’re also dragging a bit, having been cut off from many of the activities that kept us moving. This may be especially so for the older... Read More

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