• 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 […]



  • Before Turning on the Faucet: Alzheimer’s Disease and Bathing


    by Samantha Colaianni on September 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    By Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM 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 will be publishing articles that discuss different aspects of the […]



  • Engagement with the Arts Enhances Well-Being in Alzheimer’s Patients


    by Samantha Colaianni on September 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    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 will be publishing articles that discuss different aspects of the disease. You can learn more about World […]



  • Planning for the Future: Long Term Care


    by Samantha Colaianni on August 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Planning for the Future: Long Term Care Andrea Zaite, MSSA, LMSW, CMC, C-ASWCM How Will I Pay? I want to introduce you to the web site run by the federal government called https://longtermcare.acl.gov/.  Long term care is defined as receiving assistance in the areas of daily living such as […]



  • What Does It Mean to be an Aging Life Care Professional®?


    by Samantha Colaianni on July 19, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    By Spencer Brown, CMC, LNFA, MSG My introduction to the field of aging was shaped heavily by having close relationships with all four of my grandparents and seeing my parents in a caregiving role.  As a college freshman in the town where one set of grandparents lived, I spent even more […]



  • It’s Just Stuff…Right? Learning to Manage the Emotions of Downsizing


    by Samantha Colaianni on June 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    It’s Just Stuff…Right? By Darcy Thiel, MA, LMHC One of my businesses is called “Less Mess, Less Stress.” When I first started, it would be what I envisioned- helping people clean out that junk room, or maybe the garage so it could be parked in. For a while, it became more […]



  • The Secret Life of the Refrigerator


    by Samantha Colaianni on June 14, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    The Secret Life of the Refrigerator by Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM “Ins and outs,” are what Aging Life Care Specialists™ often do during our initial walk thru a client’s home. The “ins” are such things as medication dispensers, grab bars and smoke […]



  • Stories from National Aging Life Care Month


    by Samantha Colaianni on May 31, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Aging Life Care Professionals® across the country celebrated National Aging Life Care™ Month by providing seminars, webinars, special events, open houses, and other educational activities for the public. Many took to social media to share Aging Life Care stories via selfies and videos. […]