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World Elder Abuse Day

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day as well as the day we honor fathers. The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) members can honor their fathers [or honor the memory of their fathers] by actively getting involved with efforts to eliminate elder abuse.  […]

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5 Things I Learned About Aging From My Dogs


A Chocolate Labrador Retriever mix, named Hershey (what else could we name her??), who is now 13 years old is a valued part of our household. She is slowing down in these later years and finds sleeping under our dining room table or coffee table, or even […]

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Hierarchy of Needs for Today’s Elderly

The names of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Erik Erikson, and Michael DeBakey are well known names in the fields of psychiatry, developmental psychology, and cardiac surgery. The mere mention of their names brings images of books read, presentations attended, and academic notoriety. One other person belongs in this listing of notables […]

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Questions Families Need to Ask About Older Drivers

How do you say in a polite, forceful, cooperation-engendering, and loving way this thought? “Dad, I have a growing concern about your ability, or lack of ability, to drive safely in city traffic. You and I have spoken before about this issue and about the possibility of your either […]

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Are You Legally Responsible for Your Elderly Parents?

Elderly Father with adult son

Should adult children be legally and financially responsible for their elderly parents? While some states have filial laws requiring adult children to care for indigent parents, only a handful are enforced. Are we doing enough as a society to address these needs? Where do you stand on […]

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The Documents You Need, When You Need Them


As a geriatric care manager I always encourage my clients and families to have an up-to-date Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Advance Directives, and, when appropriate, to have an Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information (HIPAA) . Yet frequently these […]

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Making the Right Choices for Aging Care

Aging Word Cloud Concept

“When a parent, spouse or grandparent no longer can live independently, even well informed adults have difficult choosing the right setting, one that is safe attentive, clean and has a caring, well-trained staff.  Many of those facilities are sorely lacking.”  (Excerpted from an opinion piece in The […]

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Are We Underestimating How Much Help Aging Parents Need At Home?

Senior woman with caregiver at home

Lots of people think of the possibility that their aging parents might need a little help. The parents may be struggling, but don’t want anyone coming into their home. They say “I’m fine” when their children suggest a helper. So, they all wait. No one calculates the […]

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Gadgets for Tech-Savvy Seniors

Tech-savvy seniors

Check out this article in USA Today on gadgets for the tech-savvy seniors in your Life.

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The Coming Alzheimer’s Crisis

The Coming Alzheimer's Crisis - Alzheimer's Association

Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and by 2050, the number is projected to soar to 16 million, according to a new report released today from the Alzheimer’s Association As the number of people increases so will costs of health care. In 2014, $214 billion will […]

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