Welcome Wisdom

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

The difficult decision we often face, to stay at home or make a move 

June 24, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Making the monumental decision to move from your home where things are familiar, routine, and comfortable into a senior housing setting can be one of the biggest and most challenging decisions of a lifetime. Routine and comfort at home are key and very important but equally critical is making... Read More

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