Yearly Archives: 2013

Staying Safe While Aging in Place: Why You Need a Home Safety Assessment

“Aging in place.” It’s the ideal we all hope for, the ability to remain in our own homes as we grow older—safely, securely, for as long as possible. But aging often brings a range of physical and cognitive challenges that … Continue reading

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Should Your Aging Loved One Still Drive?: Five Steps to Safety

For most teens, learning to drive is a major step toward becoming independent. Recognizing the need to give up the keys as we age can be a real blow to self-esteem and self-reliance. Whether we want to admit it or … Continue reading

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DFA Fall 2013 Update: Debbie Fins Elected to NAPGCM Board of Directors

An active member of the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) at both the regional and national level, Debbie Fins, LICSW, CMC, was recently elected to NAPGCM’s national Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning January 1, … Continue reading

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Can We Talk? How to Open Up the Conversation as Loved Ones Age

As adults, we all want to stay independent as long as possible, in our own homes, living our lives without someone looking over our shoulders. At least, that’s the cultural bias among many Americans. But the aging process all too … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Fall Medicare “Open Enrollment” v. Obamacare

It’s that time of year for Medicare’s annual “open enrollment” period, running from October 15th to December 7th. It’s also the first-ever enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare. Although the two programs … Continue reading

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