Articles on "Decision Making"

A Prime Location – CareOptions
August 9, 2012 6:34 pm

A Prime Location – CareOptions

Location, Location, Location. Everyone knows that location is everything. For many seniors, the location they long to be in is exactly where they have been for the last 10, 20 or 30 years: at home. John and Anne Eakin are no exception. “We have lived here, in this residence, since 1978, and we just love the community and are happy to be here,” John said. Of course, as the years have passed the Eakins have needed a little more help […]

May 29, 2012 4:51 pm

Seabury/National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Survey

ProAging Members: Seabury in conjunction with the Mid Atlantic chapter of NAPGCM has developed a survey about the care management industry.  Here is the link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/napgcm  We are asking that the survey be completed during the month of May and both Seabury and NAPGCM will provide the results. Thanks! Kate Kate Lewis Director Community Relations & Services Seabury Resources for Aging 4201 Butterworth Place, NW Washington, DC 20016 P: 202-414-6312/C: 301-938-5520/ F: 202-289-5693

A Sense of Stability Thanks to a Care Manager
April 23, 2012 6:12 pm

A Sense of Stability Thanks to a Care Manager

By Christy Brudin At first, Linda* just seemed a little forgetful, according to James*, her husband of 43 years. Then, her employer started noticing some problems and suggested she take a yearlong sabbatical. During that time, Linda’s memory deteriorated and her increasing confusion eventually led to a car accident. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the family knew they needed to act. “After many diagnoses and mis-diagnoses, she was finally diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s,” James said. As Linda’s diagnosis […]

March 5, 2012 8:00 pm

CARF introduces case management standards to Aging Services accreditation area

CARF International released accreditation standards for case management for organizations providing services in the aging services field. The standards are in the newly published 2012 editions of the Aging Services and CARF–CCAC standards manuals, both in electronic and print formats at www.carf.org/catalog “Many aging services organizations offer home and community services for diverse populations that continue to reside in their own homes,” said Sue Matthiesen, managing director of CARF’s Aging Services accreditation area. “Case management accreditation provides standards for delivering […]

Top Tips for the Transition: Making the Most of the Move to a Retirement Community
December 15, 2011 8:42 pm

Top Tips for the Transition: Making the Most of the Move to a Retirement Community

By: Cathy Ritter A whirlwind schedule packed with activities, such as traveling to nearby historical attractions or a professional sporting event. Working out in a fully-equipped health center or participating in a video game tournament. Some days, not getting to bed until well after midnight. This isn’t college – it’s today’s retirement community. Despite this new paradigm in retirement living, the decision to move into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is still one of the biggest challenges older Americans […]

An Extra Set of Eyes with a Home Care Agency
August 17, 2011 4:40 pm

An Extra Set of Eyes with a Home Care Agency

How one couple received ‘undercover care’ through a unique cleaning service When it comes to deciding where to spend their future years, an increasing number of seniors are choosing to remain in the comforts of their homes.  It can be difficult, however, for their family members or care managers to keep a close eye on the household.  Fran and Jack Lish are among this growing niche, preferring to remain in their Gaithersburg, Md. apartment.  Fortunately, with the unique services provided […]

Having a Health Care Manager and Friends to Turn to
February 28, 2011 12:00 am

Having a Health Care Manager and Friends to Turn to

Hal Ely could never forget that day at the bowling alley when he met Kay, the woman that would become his future wife of nearly 50 years. “I kept making strikes that day,” he said with a laugh. “I went over and showed her and her friend how to score for two strikes in a row.” Eventually they were put on the same summer league team while Kay became Hal’s personal cheering section as he umpired for baseball games. And […]

ProAging at Springwell Assisted Living featuring expert on Brain Fitness
September 1, 2010 9:04 am

ProAging at Springwell Assisted Living featuring expert on Brain Fitness

Nearly 60 professionals showed up a Springwell Senior Living in Baltimore, MD to network and engage in a discussion lead by Michael C. Patterson, a founding principal in mindRAMP & Associates, LLC, an educator and gerontologist who specializes in the areas of cognition, brain health and creativity. Please use the following list of attendees to help continue your networking efforts: Andrea Davison Access Nursing Services Inc (410) 321-5560 X16 adavison@accessnursing.net Lutherville Ann Murray adcieo (443) 253-5359 ann.murray@adcieo.com Baltimore Karen Osborne […]

A Helping Hand in Elder Care
June 22, 2010 12:06 pm

A Helping Hand in Elder Care

*Anthony Coruzzi — Three Brothers* For Anthony (Tony) Coruzzi and his family, nothing is more important than the strong bond they share. And on this particular day, they are happily gathered at the family-owned restaurant, Pizza John’s, where they are celebrating not only their love for Tony but their gratitude that he still is enjoying the family business and a part of the three brothers, thanks to Ivory House. It was in 1967 that Tony Coruzzi joined his brothers Pete […]

A Care Manager Provides a Family with Resources
May 19, 2010 2:38 pm

A Care Manager Provides a Family with Resources

Emma Alford moved her mother Annie Davis, also affectionately known as Ms. Daisy, from Mt. Vernon NY to care for her. For Emma, it was the best option after her father had passed away, especially with all of her siblings living outside of New York. It was only nine months after Emma moved her mom into her home that Ms. Daisy wanted to live on her own and be as independent as possible. She then moved into an apartment building […]