Welcome Wisdom

Benefits of Hospice and Palliative Care

November 1, 2022 — by Felicia Juntunen, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Among the many privileges of care management work is the opportunity to journey with clients to the end of their lives. Because we spend time developing familiarity with our clients, regularly provide advocacy for their care, and understand what their priorities are for their well-being and quality... Read More

In-Home Care as Support for Aging

August 1, 2022 — by Felicia Juntunen, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management One of the services Elder Care Management regularly interacts with is in-home care, services that provide non-medical caregiving and assistance for a client at home. Hiring in-home assistance can help extend an older adult’s ability to remain in place, often supplementing family support, and combined with home modifications and the... Read More

Advocacy to Optimize Health Care

July 6, 2022 — by Felicia Juntunen, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Dealing with the physical and mental health challenges that can accompany aging begins with understanding and maximizing available support systems. However, finding resources, making connections, and then utilizing those resources can seem daunting – especially when time and energy are diminished because of the stress of coping... Read More

What role does a Fiduciary play in the aging process? 

April 5, 2022 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management A fiduciary is an individual who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one or more other parties. They are placed in a position of legal trust on behalf of another individual or group.  At times, professional fiduciaries are appointed by courts to serve in a... Read More

Making sure you have your legal house in order by turning to the professionals… 

March 2, 2022 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management As Care Managers, one of the first responsibilities that we undertake with new clients is to ensure that their legal house is in order.  This is a critical task that is often neglected or overlooked.  Although we understand that this can be a confusing topic, these conversations are essential... Read More

Let the new year begin and our relationships grow.

January 18, 2022 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Happy New Year and welcome to 2022!  At Elder Care Management, we are looking forward to another year of serving our clients, educating our community, and working with families to support our clients in their aging journeys. As we enter our thirteenth year in the Care Management business, we are also... Read More

Planning, Preparing, & Procuring… successful aging takes some effort! 

October 20, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Each day, our Care Managers meet our senior clients who are in the midst of their own crisis. Often, the issues we tackle are mild and manageable. Sometimes, however, the situation is serious and life-altering. As Care Managers, we accept these challenges and are honored to be able to step in to educate, support,... Read More

Mental Health and Aging…

September 2, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Untreated or dismissed mental health issues in our younger years can present in a variety of ways as we continue to age. Approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from mental health disorders. The WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Because mental health is... Read More

When the hits just keep coming…

August 2, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management This time we revisit the experience of our client BettyJean and the challenges she faced being vulnerable, alone, and aging with both physical and cognitive challenges. BettyJean was living in her own home, had hired caregiving support with a caregiver who was slowly taking more and more... Read More

The Vulnerability of Aging without Support

July 1, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Aging can be a daunting effort and isn’t always easy for many of us, even those with supportive family members and friends, or those who have done their planning for the future and have set a course for a successful retirement and beyond. There are many... Read More