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This Holiday Season, Deepen the Conversation

“Share some important lessons you’ve learned in life.” “Did you like going to school? Why or why not?” “Are there any family jokes, stories or songs you can share with me?” With Thanksgiving here and other big holidays on the horizon, many families will be spending more time together than they have in a while.... Read More

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

The Importance of Life Space for Older Adults

Some of the changes that age brings can tempt older adults to spend more time at home. Visual impairment, hearing loss, mobility challenges and memory problems can make it unsafe for them to drive. They might feel less confident when they’re out and about, fearing they might fall or get lost. Gradually some may develop... Read More

Self-Care Contributes to Mental Health

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness—it’s essential to your overall health and quality of life. Self-care can play a role in maintaining your mental health and help support your... Read More

How Older Adults Can Protect Themselves Against Falls

At your annual physical exam, your doctor may ask you, “Are you afraid of falling?” Your answer—and the doctor’s follow-up questions—can help the doctor uncover risk factors you may have for falling. Each year, 36 million falls occur among older adults aged 65 and older. Over 950,000 older adults are hospitalized because of a fall injury... Read More

Care Management for Clients With Multiple Sclerosis

“Financial planning for people with chronic diseases is complicated and multifaceted. Start by building a team of people to help.” That’s the essence of a New York Times article that describes care managers—like us here at LifeCare Advocates—as experts who can help clients navigate their current and future needs. The article quotes Fred Schwartz, a... Read More

How to Spot Signs of Depression in Older Adults

How do you know if you or your older loved one may have depression? Does depression look different as we age? The National Institute on Aging offers the following insights about depression in older adults. Depression in older adults may be difficult to recognize because older people may have different symptoms than younger people. For... Read More

‘Hospital At Home’ Helps Seniors Age In Place

“Hospital at home” is an emerging approach to healthcare in the U.S. that is helping address several challenges. The American Hospital Association (AHA) describes it this way: “Hospital-at-home enable some patients who need acute-level care to receive care in their homes, rather than in a hospital. This care delivery model has been shown to reduce costs,... Read More

Meet Our Team: Lynn Miller

Please welcome our newest hire, Lynn Miller, MS, OTR/L! Already registered and licensed as an occupational therapist, Lynn is currently getting her care manager certification and becoming a member of Aging Life Care Association®.  Welcome! Tell us about your role at LifeCare Advocates and a bit about what you bring to the position. I’m a... Read More

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