National Healthcare Decisions Day: More Than One Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day: More Than One Day

“National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.” – The Conversation Project Make your healthcare…

Is a Career in Aging Life Care™ Right for You?

Is a Career in Aging Life Care™ Right for You?

If you are in the health and human service fields and looking for a career where you make a difference in people’s lives, stop here and watch this video. Aging Life Care Management is a fast-growing, in-demand profession where your guidance can lead families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an…

Could a Life Insurance Policy Help Pay for Care Needs Now?

Could a Life Insurance Policy Help Pay for Care Needs Now?

Real-Life Examples of Utilizing this Untapped Asset As Aging Life Care Professionals® customize care plans and resources for their clients, they are careful to evaluate and manage the client’s financial resources necessary to ensure quality care and an optimal life. An often-overlooked financial resource is life insurance. Did you know that 500,000 seniors a year…

Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe During Severe Winter Weather

Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe During Severe Winter Weather

As winter weather descends on the United States, 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 experts in aging well® to help aging…

Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors By Vicki Wolpoff of NorthShore Care Supply  –  an Aging Life Care Association Corporate Partner  November is Bladder Health Month — a  month is designed to encourage you to stay informed about different bladder issues, so you can proactively take care of your bladder health or help someone…

Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors

Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors

Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors By Vicki Wolpoff of NorthShore Care Supply  –  an Aging Life Care Association Corporate Partner  November is Bladder Health Month — a  month is designed to encourage you to stay informed about different bladder issues, so you can proactively take care of your bladder health or help someone…

Solos:  They Are Looking For You

Solos: They Are Looking For You

Those who serve older adults periodically come across individuals with no children or children who live at a distance from them. Historically, most adults aged 65 and above seemed to have at least one family member who could provide some measure of care and support. That situation is now changing, however, in a big way,…

ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio

ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio

This week we are spotlighting one of our members and recipient of the ALCA Midwest Chapter Outstanding Member Award for 2020 – Ann Sutton Burke. Tell us about your current practice? The practice I manage is CareLink, Your Experts in Aging based in Cincinnati Ohio. It is part of a non-profit agency, Jewish Family Service…

Quality of Life – What Really Matters

Quality of Life – What Really Matters

Helen is 93 years old and has lived at an assisted living community since she was 90. She has a one-room suite with her own bathroom. It is decorated with her favorite things and whatever furniture that would fit. She has one window that overlooks some trees and a strategically placed bird feeder. Tom is 84…