Becoming an older loved one’s Durable Power of Attorney—or DPOA—can bring with it a variety of challenges. DPOAs can find themselves facing decisions and responsibilities that they may not feel prepared to handle. This can be especially true with Guardianship—wherein a court appoints the person responsible for an individual’s medical and financial decisions. Aging Life…

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by Phyllis Mensh Brostoff, CISW, CMC, Aging Life Care Association™ Member and Fellow of the Leadership Academy When planning for retirement and beyond, many aging adults turn to Elder Law attorneys for assistance to meet their goals and objectives. However, there are times when a client needs a broader scope of service than an Elder…

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There is a dramatic increase in the prevalence of dementia among veterans. Because of the aging of the veteran population and a high prevalence of dementia risk factors among veterans, it is estimated that there will be 423,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among military veterans in the decade ending in 2020…

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What You Need to Know Aging Life Care / geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges.  Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals™ provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions…

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A stroke can trigger depression For most people, the word “stroke” brings to mind a constellation of problems, including paralysis and difficulty with speech. But if someone has recently had a stroke, you’re probably well aware that the effects go well beyond the physical. The emotional aftermath can be just as overwhelming and far more…

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I cannot begin to describe the number of times someone told me, “I wish I had known about you when…” I usually tell them now that they know, please tell everyone! Geriatric Care Managers are the aging experts that support and guide the senior and his/her family through the transitions of aging or chronic needs.…

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1. Figure out which family member(s) need, or should have the conversation with your parent ie: which adult child might they listen to. 2. Start slowly with caregiving hours. It’s likely your loved one could use more “hours”, but overwhelming a parent with new faces can build resistance. 3. Talk to your parent about their…

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During the Christmas season, was the caregiver you were expecting fail to show? Thoughts of assisted living or skilled nursing placement probably came to mind as a “quick fix”. Undependable, paid caregivers put an inordinate amount of pressure on the family member who is managing the care for a loved one. The underappreciated family caregiver begins…

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  Many elderly people tend to be less outgoing the older they get, but those with hearing loss may become even more socially isolated, according to a new study. Researchers in Sweden cautioned that hearing loss could affect older people’s well-being. Therefore, diagnosing hearing loss and treating the condition with hearing aids should be supported,…

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