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What Is Hospice Care?

— End-of-life is one of the most vulnerable times for patients and their loved ones. The entire situation—including the decisions and emotions—can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there is a healthcare service dedicated to helping people in these very moments of crisis: hospice care. What is Hospice Care? Hospice care is specialty medical care for people who have... Read More

Holiday Season Anxiety: How to Break the Cycle

— It’s that time of year again and our care managers are noticing increased stress in clients and their families. The expectations, the financial implications, and the logistics can be overwhelming to any family system. But to those with parents or loved ones aging with medical or cognitive issues, the challenges can sabotage even the most... Read More

Managing Caregiver Guilt

— Caring for a loved one can be immensely rewarding, but it can also bring about feelings of guilt, especially when caregivers believe they are falling short of their own expectations or those of others. Coping with caregiver guilt is important for both the caregiver’s well-being and the quality of care they provide. Here are some suggestions... Read More

How Aging Life Care Managers Help Older Adults

— Shirley is a 68-year-old woman who has lived an independent and active life. She raised two children on her own after her husband passed away when they were young, and she has always taken pride in her ability to manage her own affairs. However, as Shirley has aged, she has noticed that some of the... Read More

Navigating May’s Emotional Mine Fields

— We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” but what does May bring? For many, May is a month of family events, milestones, and memories, from honoring Mother’s Day to celebrating graduations. Yet these same events can produce hyper-charged emotions for everyone. Older adults can become lost or confused in the hoopla of... Read More

3 Family Caregiver “Rules” to Break with Confidence

— We see it every day at Elder Advisory Group. A family realizes their mom or dad can no longer take care of themselves and someone in the family needs to take on the role of caregiver. All too often it’s the daughter or daughter-in-law, sister or a granddaughter who offers to assume the role as... Read More

(Self) Caring for Caregivers

— According to the CDC, about one in four adults act as informal or unpaid caregivers for someone with a long-term illness or disability. By 2030, approximately 71 million people will be 65 years or older, so the need for caregivers will only increase. There are many different fulfilling benefits to being a caregiver. For example,... Read More

Reimagining the Holidays: Finding a Portal to Smarter Aging

— For all who dream about just skipping the holidays this year, as John Grisham’s family decided to do in his novel “Skipping Christmas” – there really are alternatives. If lessons learned during Covid-19 hold true, finding meaning without a lot of pressure is a worthy goal for this special time of year. This goal is... Read More

Caring for Someone Who Hoards

— Lots of us have collections. Maybe you bring home a new refrigerator magnet from every vacation destination you visit. Perhaps you love jewelry and have a statement necklace for every occasion. Maybe rare baseball cards are carefully stored and organized in a box in your basement. But compulsive hoarding is different from an out-of-control collection... Read More

8 Stress-Busting Tasks for Family Caregivers

— During the pandemic, the role of family caregivers has increased, experts report. Caring relatives and friends have spent many hours keeping older loved ones safe, providing hands-on care, transportation, shopping for their loved ones, and doing what they could to support elders in senior living communities during quarantine. They’ve even been providing more tech support... Read More


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