Category Archives: Managing Your Care

Brain Injuries from Falls Pose a Growing Threat for Older Adults: 7 Tips to Reduce Fall Risk

The older we get, the greater the risk of falling. Lost flexibility, diminished sense of balance, medications that cause dizziness or weakness, lack of attention, nerve damage to feet, chronic disease that takes a toll—any or all may contribute to … Continue reading

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The Loneliness Factor

No one is a stranger to loneliness. The “pain of being alone,” as philosopher Paul Tillich described it, is part of being human. But prolonged loneliness, the inability to find or maintain social connections, is a struggle for a significant … Continue reading

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Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth the Investment?

Getting older is an expensive proposition. With each decade, the risk of living with a chronic disease, some form of dementia, or other disabling condition, increases. Chances are that most of us will need some kind of assistance with daily … Continue reading

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Replenishing the Well: How to Set Personal Boundaries as an Aging Life Care Professional™

In the helping professions, it’s far too easy to stretch yourself thin. We all got into this work because we wanted to support those in need and to make the world a better place. There is abundant opportunity to make … Continue reading

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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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