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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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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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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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