To Grandmother’s House We Go

Visiting Over the Holidays and Discovering Your Elderly Parent is Not Functioning So Well This may have already happened in your life.  Perhaps you were with an elder relative at Thanksgiving and he/she just was not functioning as well as in the past.  You,...
What Should We Expect from a Care Plan?

What Should We Expect from a Care Plan?

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) stipulates that a care manager, in order “to provide the highest quality of service to clients, should develop a flexible care plan that is developed in conjunction with the older person and/or...

Caregiving as a Calling

Today I attended the memorial service for a caregiver who worked with a younger adult client.  This man, unfortunately for all who knew him, died less than four weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.  It is a shock to everyone who knows him, and many of us are still...