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  • Should I move mom back home?

    By: Lisa Mayfield As more residents in retirement communities are diagnosed with COVID-19, some families are struggling with the decision of whether to bring their parents back home. With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this is an understandable and important question. Yet any consideration of a move should not be taken lightly, especially with so … Continue reading Should I move mom back home? → The post Should I move mom back home? appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Engagement During Isolation

    by Lisa Kaufman Even if I have been a member of the Aging Life Care Association for nearly 20 years, I have always thought of myself as the “red-headed stepchild”  (yes, go ahead and laugh if you know me…) of ALCA. And now I see an opportunity for my “particular set of skills” to be … Continue reading Engagement During Isolation → The post Engagement During Isolation appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times

    By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Walnut Creek, CA   The current worldwide pandemic is causing sleepless nights, hand wringing and some strange behaviors having to do with fear that can sometimes bring out the worst in us.  However, we are also seeing some incredible acts of kindness and selflessness in neighbors helping neighbors.  As, … Continue reading Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times → The post Tips to Managing Anxiety in Challenging Times appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Love In the Time of COVID-19

    by Lisa Kaufman I received a call this morning. A man who has never spoken with me before wanted my opinion about the care needs of his 80-year-old mother. He explained that she has moderate to severe (read severe) dementia, visual impairment, is hard of hearing and is in renal failure requiring dialysis. He went … Continue reading Love In the Time of COVID-19 → The post Love In the Time of COVID-19 appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do

    by Miriam Zucker I live in New Rochelle, New York, a city whose fame is rooted with the Petrie’s of The Dick Van Dyke show. That image of a suburban family living on a quiet tree-lined street changed dramatically on March 10.  New Rochelle became the first COVID-19 containment area in the United States. On … Continue reading Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do → The post Social Distancing-Social Engagement in the Age of Covid-19: What We Can Do appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Caring for Someone with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    By: Tasha Beauchamp What we know as of 3/1/20 COVID-19 is spread much like the regular flu—through coughs and sneezes that put droplets in the air and on surfaces. It may be 2–14 days after exposure before a person has symptoms. That means people can spread the virus without knowing it. And many have symptoms … Continue reading Caring for Someone with Coronavirus (COVID-19) → The post Caring for Someone with Coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

  • Aging Life Care Professionals: Caring For Yourself As We Care For Others

    By Kate Granigan In this trying time with the Coronavirus (COVID 19) upon us, the one thing that seems certain is uncertainty. Creative and out-of-the-box thinking, flexibility and need to think on your feet is critical with the rapidly changing tides. Who better than Aging Life Care Professionals® to meet this challenge? As a midsize … Continue reading Aging Life Care Professionals: Caring For Yourself As We Care For Others → The post Aging Life Care Professionals: Caring For Yourself As We Care For Others appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.