Yearly Archives: 2016

Post-Traumatic Growth: How to Cultivate Resilience

Caring for an aging loved one can wear you down. Worry about pain and suffering, power struggles, physical strain, emotional stress, financial fears, anxiety over what the future holds—the list goes on. In troubled times, when you are pulled in … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Loved One Survive a Hospital Stay

Your 85-year-old father has Parkinson’s and loses his balance, falling and breaking his hip. Or your 79-year-old mother has congestive heart disease and is hospitalized for shortness of breath. Fill in the blank for the precipitating event: when your aging … Continue reading

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When Elders Keep Guns at Home: Assessing Safety Risks

Gun ownership is not only one of the most politically sensitive topics this election season. It’s also a question that is frequently asked when Aging Life Care Managers™ conduct an assessment of a new client. Unsecured firearms, sometimes combined with … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes Are Not a “Last Resort”

For many adult children, the idea of placing your aging parent in a nursing home can feel like a failure: “That’s where old people go to die.” “You should take care of your mother like she took care of you.” … Continue reading

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Do the Right People Know What to Do If Something Happens to You?

The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley Those famous lines by the Scottish poet Robert Burns are more familiar to our ears as “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” But you don’t … Continue reading

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