Welcome Wisdom

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

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

Taking a fresh approach to a tried & true favorite

July 6, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Summertime has come and along with it the memory of times filled with an essence of fun, family, outings, and gatherings. Yet in this time of pandemic and the challenges we face with the seriousness of COVID-19 we tend to think more about quarantine, social distancing,... Read More

Change…the only constant in life

February 6, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC – ECM Director of Care Management Change can mean so many different things in so many different ways to each of us. Some of us navigate the many changes in life with ease and comfort, nearly inviting change while others struggle mightily. Managing change is especially trying as we age, and the changes... Read More

Transitions: When is it time to bring in Hospice?

October 7, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager The past few months we have been talking about life transitions- when should you get more care in the home and when is a good time to move. This month’s topic, when should Hospice be brought in? Hospice is a service covered by Medicare, and most other... Read More

Transitions: Moving On…

September 5, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager Welcome to part two of a three-part series discussing Transitions. Last month we talked about staying home safely and next month we will discuss when it is time to call in hospice.  This month we will focus on how to decide when to make a move from... Read More