• Keeping Love in Your Life as a Caregiver

    by Samantha Colaianni on February 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Professional I am going to give you some tips to keep love the focus throughout your entire life and not let the challenges of aging get in the way, keeping in mind that love is the most important factor in the lives of millions of […]

  • Tips to Stay Safe During the Severe Polar Vortex Weather

    by Samantha Colaianni on January 31, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    As the polar vortex descends on the US, many people are being confronted by cold weather they have never experienced before.  All of this greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly, especially when weather events strike unexpectedly or with speed. Here are some tips from the […]

  • Don’t Wait for a Crisis: Ways to Create an Aging Plan Now

    by Samantha Colaianni on January 10, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    It’s easy to put off planning for a parent or loved one’s care when that person is still healthy and able to care for themselves. Rather than wait for a crisis to strike, take time to plan for how you can maintain your loved one’s  safety and quality of life. Here are five […]

  • Dementia & The Holidays: Tips for a Stress-Free Celebration

    by Samantha Colaianni on December 13, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Celebrating the Holidays with Dementia by Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, CMC, Principal, Fellow Certified Care Manager The holidays can often be a time filled with high expectations, requiring lots of energy and engagement in non-stop activities. For the individuals and families living with […]

  • Home for the Holidays? Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help

    by Samantha Colaianni on November 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Home for the Holidays? Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help By Amanda Lewis, BA, CMC, Certified Care Manager, Aging Wisdom, LLC   In our work as Aging Life Care Managers®, a common story we hear around the holidays goes something like this: Debbie first noticed a difference in her mom […]

  • Aging in Place: Is It Time To Get 24 Hour Care?

    by Samantha Colaianni on November 8, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    By Alexa Graziani, ALCA Corporate Partner 24 hour care includes both day and overnight care, around-the-clock. Although every state has its own regulations, some of the common 24 hour care options include the following: A full day is worked by one caregiver, with breaks, and that is then followed 8 […]

  • Support Groups: A Great Resource for Reassurance, Practical Advice and Humor

    by Samantha Colaianni on November 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    By Wendy Nathan, B.Sc., CMC “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why  it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” ~Emily Kimbrough November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month.  Family caregivers give it their all day in and day out, […]

  • 8 Ways for Caregivers in the Sandwich Generation to Reduce Stress

    by Samantha Colaianni on October 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    America’s Sandwich Generation, men and women in their forties to sixties with both aging parents and children to care for, is one of the fastest growing populations. This group of people often find themselves stuck in the middle of trying to juggle a hectic schedule that includes caring for […]

  • Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention

    by Samantha Colaianni on September 27, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Get a ‘Leg Up’ on Falls Prevention By Nicole Amico Kane, MSW, LICSW, CMC Photo Credit: National Council on Aging To those of us who work with older adults, it comes as no surprise that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults 65 and older.1 Each year, […]

  • Grief & Dementia Care: Support for the Roller Coaster of Emotions

    by Samantha Colaianni on September 20, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Grief & Dementia Care:  Support for the Roller Coaster of Emotions By Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In order to support the mission of raising awareness and providing education about Alzheimer’s, the Aging Life Care Association […]