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Seasoned Care Managers: Roles + Responsibilities

HERE is the next clip of Denise’s interview where she discusses key responsibilities as a licensed life care manager, and the hands-on approach to manage various aspects of the client’s affairs, from medical to financial and anything in between.   Question: What are some of the key responsibilities people should be aware of when looking

Denise Valerio Interview: VCM Inspirations

Here’s the first of a series of clips with Denise Valerio as she celebrates 10 years in business with Valerio Care Management. Denise is very excited to share this milestone with her clients and took time to share her thoughts in this VIDEO:   What was the inspiration behind Valerio Care Management? DV: I was

Recommended Reading: Extreme Measures

A bestseller on Amazon, Extreme Measures chronicles the experiences of Dr. Jessica Zitter caring for critically ill patients in ICU and guiding them through the dying process. This End of Life phase is the pinnacle milestone of the human journey and yet remains a topic that’s often avoided or undervalued. Informative and inspirational, Dr. Zitter’s

Staying Active in Your Golden Years

Click HERE to read this article by Michelle Owen from the ACLS Library highlighting the benefits and importance of exercise for older people to maintain cardio health, and creative ways to incorporate daily exercises into your schedule:      

TED TALKS Video on Caring for Aging Parents

Published in 2014, this informative TED Talks video features Jane Everson of ACAP (Adult Children of Aging Parents) and Frances Hall who discuss challenges and concerns of caring for aging parents. In this clip they cite 31 million adult children who are caregivers for aging parents. They offer insight on topics such as long distance

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

From the National Institute on Aging — Early Stages of Alzheimer’s: The first symptoms of Alzheimer’s vary from person to person. For many, difficulty with tasks like word-finding, vision/spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, may signal the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Typically, Alzheimer’s progresses in three stages: Mild Alzheimer’s Disease—at this stage,

Prescription Medication Abuse

Here’s an important article posted by NIH Senior Health that reports on which medications those 60 and older are likely to abuse.   Commonly Abused Medications The types of prescription medications most commonly abused by people of any age are: opioids, which are strong painkillers depressants, which are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders stimulants,

Alzheimer’s & Pain

From HealthDay News–a new study that reports critical information about Alzheimer’s and how the body processes pain:  

Care Managers + Substance Abuse

According to the National Institute on Aging, baby boomers have been found to have a higher rate of substance abuse than their parents. Current research has identified a range of factors that contribute to this growing epidemic–primary among them is maintenance of physical pain. Starting in the early 50s, many people find themselves having to contend

Senior Living + Nutrition

The importance of a healthy regimen can never be overstated no matter where you happen to fall on the spectrum of health. With all of the benefits modern medicine has to offer, we’re equally challenged to keep our systems in check especially when medication is thrown into the mix. Eating well is important at all

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