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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

Partnering with those best prepared to support

February 1, 2022 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management As we continue to write about the partnership efforts that we, as Care Managers find so vital, it seems prudent to share a few of the resources that we rely on both near and far.  We are often brought into the lives of our clients in the... 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

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 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