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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

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

Recognizing and Stopping Elder Abuse

Did you know that 1 in 10 adults over age 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited? Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person’s home, a family member’s house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, healthcare providers, caregivers, or... Read More

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