Gay Marriage & Older Adults

By Linda Fodrini‐Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC Founder and Chairman of the Board, Eldercare Services In my thirty plus years of doing Professional Care Management, I have had the privilege to work with many same sex couples – several of them were together over 50 years and they had loving, caring relationships with their partners. All Read More

Medicare and Medicaid: Golden Anniversary


By Michelle Kicherer July 30th marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid! First signed by President Lyndon B Johnson in 1965, Medicare is a federal medical assistance program for people over the age of 65, or with certain disabilities. Medicaid is a medical assistance program for people with low incomes. These programs have been Read More

Sharing Stories and Family Recipes

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by Michele Johnson Many family members say that they wish they had asked their grandparents more questions, talked more frequently and knew how to make Grandma’s famous recipes. Spending the time to pass along a recipe of a family favorite dish, is an important part of our family legacies and will be a cherished gift. Read More

We Need “Sadness”…

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By Linda Fodrini‐Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC Founder and Chairman of the Board, Eldercare Services “Sadness” is the other side of “Joy”.   I learned this lesson in viewing the new Pixar film, “Inside Out” – where the main character is a young girl that moves with her family to San Francisco from Minnesota. You can only Read More

Mental Health and Aging


By Vince Brim, PsyD, CMC Clinical Director There are many factors to consider regarding mental health and aging: Aging adults with a history of mental health problems Mental health issues that can arise as a result of aging, such as depression and anxiety Mental health and behavioral issues related to the course of dementia Mental health Read More

Who is the Aging Life Care Association™?


      The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) has a new name! As of May 1, 2015 they are now called the Aging Life Care Association™. Why a Name Change? Why Now? By 2012 it became clear that the term “care manager” and even “geriatric care manager” no longer adequately communicated Read More