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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

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

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

Celebrating Dad!

June 15, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager June 16 heralds the arrival of another day of celebrating fatherhood. A time when families gather, dad is treated to his favorite meal and soliloquies from family extoll his virtues. While the traditional gathering day remains the same, much about fatherhood has changed. Fathers from the 1940’s,... Read More

Family Celebrations

July 2, 2018 — by Jacqueline Ramsay, ECM Care Manager Summer is here. School is out, graduations, weddings and celebration are in the air. This is a time to gather the generations-but what does that mean for a loved one who may be ill, isolated or has dementia. With some careful planning, everyone can enjoy the festivities. When planning... Read More