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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

Addressing LGBTQ Adults’ Concerns About Aging

According to a new AARP national survey, many LGBTQ adults age 45 and over have concerns about aging. Their top concerns: having enough money in retirement, discrimination, and a lack of family support.   Here are a few key findings from the survey: 49% of LGBTQ survey participants were either extremely or very concerned about having enough... Read More

Six Things People Living with Dementia Want You to Know

Many people struggle with what to say and do when a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Efforts to be supportive can be dampened by concerns of saying or doing the wrong thing. Some people may even distance themselves from someone who’s been diagnosed, further deepening the... Read More

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