Welcome Wisdom

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

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

Welcome to 2021!!  Thank goodness it finally arrived!

January 4, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Welcome to our brand New Year, bringing us the opportunity to reset and try again for what we all hope will be a good year.  We have much to focus on with the distribution of the COVID vaccination and the goal of getting back to what we know to be our functioning norms in... 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