Articles on "Geriatric Care Management"

Senior Living: Planning Events to Remember
September 13, 2007 12:00 am

Senior Living: Planning Events to Remember

Every year around his birthday, Robert Pitt hosts a dinner party for his family, friends and now caregivers. This year was no exception. On a rainy Friday night in January, 60 guests arrived one by one at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C. The room looked regal adorned with spring flowers and flickering candles, a perfect setting for the sounds of the string ensemble. Robert, in his wheelchair with his caregiver Fedelia by his side, greeted each and every guest […]

November 20, 2006 12:00 am

Looking Out for Family: Care Management and Financial Planning

Sometimes the most compassionate family members aren’t the ones related to you by blood. In the case of Edward Fitzpatrick, a very special friend was the one who stepped up to handle his medical and financial affairs when he was diagnosed with cancer. “This man was virtually an adopted uncle to me,” said Mary Langmead, Edward’s caretaker and the daughter of his best friend. “He was closer to our family than a bunch of blood relatives – I’ve never known […]

May 2, 2006 12:00 am

How To Sort Through Aging Resources: Care Management

SeniorNavigator.org provides information about resources that address health and aging issues, financial concerns, legal questions, caregiving support, housing and assisted living facilities, and much more. There is a wealth of information available concerning all of the issues and choices surrounding aging. However, sorting through this information can be confusing, time-consuming, and exhausting. The difficulty of making retirement living decisions often leads seniors and their caregivers to delay vital choices until the situation is dire. A new public service in Virginia […]

Finding the Help You Need: Care Management
April 28, 2006 12:00 am

Finding the Help You Need: Care Management

“I enjoy my life. At 92, I think I’m doing really well,” says Harriette Russell. In her nearly 100 years, Mrs. Russell has faced her share of challenges. She points out that the most important thing one can do during difficult times is “find good help.” Mrs. Russell was living with her husband in their family home in Havertown when his health began to deteriorate. She realized that she needed some assistance. Mrs. Russell was listening to a radio show […]

Finding the Care Needed: Retirement Community Assistance
February 28, 2006 12:00 am

Finding the Care Needed: Retirement Community Assistance

Long-time Towson residents, Lucille and Charles Quinan raised their children in the area and spent most of their 68 years of marriage in the same house. The couple met and married when Lucille was just 16. Later, Charles began working as an insurance agent for the Life Insurance Company of Virginia, a position he held for over 30 years before retiring. When Charles began to experience some health problems, Lucille and her two children knew they needed help. The family […]

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Hope to Caregivers
February 28, 2006 12:00 am

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Hope to Caregivers

For the past thirteen years, I have been answering the Helpline at the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is one of the most important jobs I have ever had. When I come to the office each Thursday morning, I am greeted by caring staff members, who have helped me grow as a counselor over the years. Each week I know that I have connected with caregivers because I, too, have walked the twisted, bumpy, difficult road of […]

December 19, 2005 12:00 am

Realizing You are not Alone: Care At Home

“A complex situation often cannot be handled by a single individual.” This is the conclusion that Mrs. Suzanne Newhall reached when contemplating how she might manage her health problems, yet be able to remain in her beloved home on the Main Line. Mrs. Newhall, a former science librarian at Haverford College, was introduced to her Intervention Associates case manager, Kate Foster, during her hospitalization two years ago. Intervention Associates is a non-profit case management and home health care agency affiliated […]

Discover the Shenandoah Valley: Active Adults
August 31, 2005 12:00 am

Discover the Shenandoah Valley: Active Adults

The vibrant oranges, golds, and yellows of fall foliage are beautifully showcased against a dramatic backdrop of blue mountains rimmed with white fog. The pinks and reds of spring flowers beckon visitors. Summer brings lush greenery and a bounty of colorful flowers. White snow falls on dazzling blue and purple mountains, bringing winter to life. The colors of the Shenandoah Valley are on display year-round for the thousands of visitors who travel to the region. One of the major attractions […]

August 31, 2005 12:00 am

Keeping Everyone In the Loop: Care Management Agencies

Richard Alper describes his father, Morton, as an “unusual dentist.” He explains, “My father was a dentist, but he was interested in much more than just dentistry. He liked history and politics and was an accomplished public speaker.” Morton Alper was active in the Kiwanis Club and rose to the International level in the organization as a Trustee. The Kiwanis Club provides services to underprivileged children, primarily by starting and operating camps. Dr. Alper helped further the goals of the […]

August 30, 2005 12:00 am

How To Live With Parkinson’s Disease

“The first thing that I noticed was a tremble in my right hand – not often but every once in a while” says Tom Bruyere. “I wasn’t concerned until other symptoms started. When I finally saw a neurologist in 1998, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.” Like Tom, over 1.5 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurological condition that is second only to Alzheimer’s Disease in prevalence. Parkinson’s Disease is characterized by tremor, rigidity, slow movement, and trouble […]