Know Your Resources; Area Agency on Aging!

Welcome to Aging Parents 101: Community Resources where you’ll learn about the multitude of services both private and public available to help you help your elderly parent. Today we’re going to explore your Area Agency on Aging better known in professional circles as AAA! The Older Americans Act of 1965 helped establish an aging network […]

Has Your Elderly Parent Become Your Midlife Crisis?

Midlife crisis has typically been defined as a period of emotional turmoil in middle age that generally hits around the ages of 40-60. This transitional period is characterized by a strong desire for change. There’s some question as to whether mid-life inevitably equates to a midlfe crisis but we can all agree that in your […]

Can You be Old and Happy? It starts with your mid-life self…

Can you be old and happy? I asked this question of a group of seniors this week and, without hesitation, they answered a resounding YES! No doubt, happiness is a challenge late in life when you’re faced with multiple losses one after another; loss of independence, spouse, friends, home, financial status, health, memory….. The key […]

Announcing my Partnership with Covell Care and Rehabiliatation

I say it time and time again; the key to quality geriatric care management is collaboration between health care professionals. This is especially true as it pertains to the relationship between physical/occupational therapists and geriatric care managers. I believe so strongly in this relationship that I have partnered with Covell Care and Rehabilitation in Northern […]

The Secret to Helping Aging Parents

When it comes to our aging parents, it’s natural to want to ride in on our white horses and save the day. You know they need help and you feel, as their daughter or son, it’s your job to see they get that help. My typical client is a child of an aging parent that […]

Aging with Autonomy in the Retirement Community

You’ve made the decision to down size and move to your senior apartment or retirement community. The estate sale is complete, furniture moved in and your name is on the door. Now is the time to create a plan that will keep you in that apartment for a very long time: A plan that allows […]

Aging Parents: Disengage

When you step in to help your aging parent, you may find yourself taking on the role of enforcer, controller or nagger. Try to see your parent as an individual and understand that this is their life. You may not like it or understand it but in the end it is their life to live. […]

Aging Parents: Hospital Discharges

Hospital discharge planning is the process of developing a plan post hospitalization for an individual to receive appropriate services {think home health, rehab or nursing home}. The hospital by law must identify, at an early stage of hospitalization, all patients who are likely to suffer adverse health consequences upon discharge. For our purpose, this identification […]