Missing Mom…After the Grief

Sitting in my home office, with mom’s cat on my lap as I type, brings both a smile and a pain to my heart. It has been two years since her passing at the age of 91. I don’t think we truly heal completely from the loss of a parent – whatever the relationship was Read More

Caregivers Love “All Your Perfect Imperfections”

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I hear so often from family caregivers who feel guilty because they can’t fix mom or dad or be the “everything” their spouse needs.   So, these words – from a John Legend song, “All of Me” – ring true for us.  In the song, he sings that he loves “All of You” despite your perfect Read More

Being an Advocate for Your Own Health

  The greatest thing you can do about your quality of life is to become your own best and prepared advocate.  This article can help you ask the right questions Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. The next best thing you can do, is to make sure you have an “agent” who can be Read More

Utilizing Professional Care Managers in Special Needs Trusts

  I was honored to be a panelist for this presentation with Stephen Dale, Attorney at Law on “Utilizing Professional Care Managers in  Special Needs Trusts” on June 25, 2014. We discuss the importance of including a Care Manager in a Special Needs Trust to assess the needs of the beneficiary and develop a distribution plan that Read More

Life is a Sacred Journey – In Home Care Services

  Guest speaker, Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Founder and Executive Director of Eldercare Services discusses how you can maintain your interdependence and stay at home for as long as possible on MPR Blog Talk Radio Hosted by Micheal Pope of Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay on June 12, 2014. To listen to the audio interview, click here. Read More

Dirty Dancing at Any Age – A Lesson to do What you Love!

The national organization I am part of, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, recently emailed this video to me and the other Care Managers in our office.  The video of this older woman, doing what she is most passionate about, is what we continually educate and advise our clients and their family members to Read More