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Long-Term Care Insurance: How Life Care Managers Can Help

Most people hope to continue aging in their own homes, but long-term care (LTC) insurance policies can provide financial security and peace of mind for seniors and their families in the event they need extended care services. However, navigating the complex world of long-term care insurance policies, understanding their coverage, and recognizing benefit triggers can... Read More

Empowerment is the New Face of Aging

We’ve celebrated a couple milestones at LifeCare Advocates in the last year or so. In 2023 we celebrated 30 years of helping our clients age well and in their own homes for as long as possible. And this year, our CEO, Kate Granigan, is serving as the president of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA),... Read More

Looking Ahead to an Exciting Year

What’s ahead for you in the new year? Health, wellbeing, and the love of family and friends are what we wish for you. At LifeCare Advocates, we go to work every day with the goals of promoting dignity and independence for our clients, as well as peace of mind for their family members. We’d like... Read More

Understanding Fatigue in Older Adults

Fatigue is a common yet often overlooked issue in older adults, significantly impacting their quality of life. Unlike the usual tiredness that we all experience from time to time, fatigue in the elderly is a more debilitating form of exhaustion. It can interfere with their daily activities and overall well-being. “Fatigue is an alarm signal... Read More

The Surprising Psychological Benefits of Volunteering

If you’ve ever volunteered, you’ve probably experienced that feeling of satisfaction and happiness that comes with giving your time, experience, or talent to help others.  If you’ve never volunteered, you’re missing out on some amazing psychological benefits. And there is plenty of research that supports the mental health benefits of volunteering. Those include increased functioning,... Read More

Announcing Our New Caregiver Support Group

Family caregivers are the backbone of day-to-day care for many loved ones, yet their role often comes with significant personal challenges. Understanding and supporting these caregivers is crucial. They not only provide essential care but also need to maintain their own well-being. To address this, we’re excited to introduce our new Caregiver Support Group. This... Read More

PacSana’s New Sleep-Related Feature Enhances Independent Living

Innovative products continue to transform the way we care for ourselves and our loved ones, especially when it comes to the aging population. Earlier this year, LifeCare Advocates began offering PacSana, a remote monitoring wearable technology, to its clients. Now, PacSana has taken a significant step forward by introducing a new sleep-related feature. This addition... Read More

The Journey of Optimal Aging

Our culture puts a lot of focus on success. Successful careers, relationships, investments, what have you—if you want to make the most out of life, the belief goes, you should strive for success in everything you do. But there’s one thing the concept of success isn’t usually applied to, and that’s aging. Yes, there’s a... Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Latest Trends in Research and Treatment

Researchers around the world are working on thousands of studies to discover new treatments, prevention strategies, and ways to enhance the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Most recently, some of this work has paid off with the introduction of two prescription medications that may slow the progression of the disease. Several... Read More

How Physical Therapy Can Help Prevent Falls

National Falls Prevention Awareness Week occurs in September (in fact, it’s purposefully timed to coincide with the first week of fall). This annual program helps raise awareness that each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. And falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Many falls... Read More