Learning to Decorate Cakes

Learning to Decorate Cakes

When Cecily first moved to town, she came with the plan to open a small bakery. She wanted the space to create the bakery along with a separate room that could be used as a classroom. She loved teaching others how to make interesting cake decorations and was excited...
Benefits of Using an Aging Life Care Manager

Benefits of Using an Aging Life Care Manager

As part of celebrating the month of May as Aging Life Care Month, we would like help educate our visitors on what it is that Aging Life Care Professionals, also known as Geriatric Care Managers, do to help aging persons and their involved family members to plan for...
The Most Valuable Gift this Season

The Most Valuable Gift this Season

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s about the value of quality time spent with family and friends. My clients Bill and June, both in their eighties, described how their holiday family traditions changed as a result of the virus....
Finding Joy in the Bitter Winter

Finding Joy in the Bitter Winter

My client Betty, 82 years old, told me she was feeling sad with the start of winter.”When the days are shorter and it’s cold outside, I don’t want to go out as much, and neither do my friends,” she said. “But I also hate feeling cooped...
The Value of Caregiving

The Value of Caregiving

Joyce had been a caregiver for her mother for more than a year, and she contacted me when she realized she needed help finding in-home care while she was at work.”The pandemic has made things more difficult,” she told me. “My mom has had 2 home care...
When People with Dementia are Hard to Place

When People with Dementia are Hard to Place

In my role as a care manager, I often work with families whose loved ones have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. When it’s no longer safe for them to live at home, I help families locate appropriate long term care. It can be a stressful time...