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The Great Equalizer: Preparing for End of Life

A must read from the Wall Street Journal:     Preparing for a Good End of Life https://www.wsj.com/articles/preparing-for-a-good-end-of-life-11549643346

Excerpt: Elder Orphans

From Chapter 10 — The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager     Elder Orphans After Bella’s husband died, she was living in their Florida home by herself. Most of her friends were deceased and she really didn’t have anyone (with the exception of her sister-in-law who was her POA at the time). Everyone

Excerpt: Why A Book??

The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager   Chapter 10: The Gentle Soul Why? Why a book? I’ve gone back, forth, and back again. Sat on the fence of indecision only to be stirred into motion by emotion. Screw it. Why not? I get to tell 3 wonderful stories about 3 wonderful people who

Excerpt: The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager

Very excited to share an excerpt from my upcoming book, The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager.   Chapter 2: Dark Swells Along this journey I’ve encountered situations where I unwittingly entered the orbit of some malevolence, like a moth navigating darkness that gets snagged in a hidden spider web. The occasions have been

New Year, New Book!

  Artwork: Dylan Pecora   You find yourself asking, what am I doing here? This isn’t in my job description. Except, it is. Situations you never entertained suddenly become your task for the day. It is from that place where I can really get underneath the term care manager.   Coming in 2019: The Stemwinder:

Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers + Understanding the Signs

For those looking for some guidance on caring for a loved one with dementia (diagnosed in 1 in 6 people over 80), this is a wonderfully informative post from ENA, a care management company based in the UK, on causes, how to identify symptoms, and guidance on how to interact with someone with this complex

5 Steps for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community

From ALCA in the News: We are please to announce, for the second time this quarter, Consumer Reports references the Aging Life Care Association. This article “5 Steps for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community” features prominent quotes from several board members, and links directly to aginglifecare.org. Please feel free to share the article on

Article: Financial Tips for Senior Care

This article by Bankrate offers some excellent information for adult caregivers facing financial obligations for aging parents: …fortunately you may not have to face these short-term difficulties on your own. Adult children have several options for financing senior care…. For the rest of the article, go HERE  

“Elder Orphans”

The New York Times featured this article on reliable options for people who are single and childless—“Elder Orphans”—as they reach the phase of life where they need some level of monitored care. Some are forming surrogate networks of younger adults (friends, neighbors) who can keep an eye on health, unexpected emergencies and offering overall peace

FYI: New Medicare ID Cards

Important update: Starting in April new Medicare ID Cards will be distributed without social security numbers as a security measure, the Montgomery News reports. The cards will issue a random 11-digit number/letter code. Benefits will remain unchanged. See details at this link