Welcome Wisdom

The divergent paths couples often face as they age

May 4, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Imagine an adult child, niece or nephew, or the spouse of an individual who is aging, tasked with trying to balance and meet the needs of both individuals, all while trying to continue on with their own life. This is likely the most challenging scenario we manage with our clients; couples who have spent a lifetime together working in unison (for the most part!), tackling whatever life throws their... Read More

When you need somebody to lean on

April 12, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Even in the best of times, incomplete and under-developed family support systems with strained familial relationships and poorly developed communication skills can be extremely challenging and futile. As one is aging and in need of support from the many resources necessary for successful aging, gaps in these basic areas can often make the aging journey an... Read More

More insight and knowledge we have garnered from our clients

March 1, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management We approach our clients with our eyes open and with a whole person-holistic mind. The aging process isn’t just about managing the body and all parts included but perhaps it is even more so about the psycho-social side of aging. So when we begin our working relationships with our clients, we are always trying to understand not just this current portion of their lives... Read More

What our clients teach us

February 3, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Here we are in February 2021 and I think we all had hoped that we would turn the page from one of the most challenging years of our lives toward a healthy start fresh. So far the turn of the page has been a very slow process.... Read More

Welcome to 2021!!  Thank goodness it finally arrived!

January 4, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Welcome to our brand New Year, bringing us the opportunity to reset and try again for what we all hope will be a good year.  We have much to focus on with the distribution of the COVID vaccination and the goal of getting back to what we know to be our functioning norms in... Read More

As the Year comes to a Close, we Reflect…

December 7, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Welcome to December and the close of a year filled with change, challenge, chaos, and community. At Elder Care Management we started the year 2020 facing change within as our leadership shifted and we were necessarily regrouping.  We faced change right out of the gate, not realizing... Read More

Gratitude During a Pandemic… a good practice

November 2, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management As Aging Life Care Managers we have the opportunity, privilege, and responsibility to keep our client’s mental and physical well-being at the forefront of our service. We focus on our client’s health and overall well-being as our mandate and our commitment, particularly in this uncertain and challenging... Read More

It’s that time again… a flu shot for everyone!

October 2, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management As Aging Life Care Managers, it is our responsibility to take care of our clients’ medical, physical, emotional, and social needs.  At this time of the year, we are particularly focused on making sure that our clients consider the benefits of receiving a flu shot.  We are encouraging and facilitating this effort as we recognize the significant... Read More

Social Isolation and Depression: The Impact on Health & Well-Being

September 2, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Social Isolation and depression often go hand in hand and can impact both one’s physical and emotional well-being.  It can also augment a person’s level of depression or anxiety which can consequently increase the risk of dementia by 40%. The research shows that social isolation and loneliness are... Read More

The Role of Care Management in these Most Challenging Times

August 3, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Your concerns… our solutions. Such a wonderful and lofty opportunity we envisioned and we repeatedly accomplished with our care management services, until a major pandemic came to be and things changed for everyone. Care management for us is about person-centered care and sculpting the services and... Read More