Posts in the ‘Caregiving’ Category

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

November: Home Care + Hospice Month

Thank You Caregivers! In acknowledgment of National Home Care + Hospice Month, today, 11/13, is also recognized as Caregiver Appreciation Day. Among the elder demographic who require some form of care, more people are opting to stay at home, whether through the assistance of a family member or hired professional. Familiarity with surroundings and a sense

Denise Valerio Interview: The Changing Landscape of Health Care

In this NEXT CLIP, Denise talks about the shifting landscape of health care, the oncoming “silver tsunami” or a dramatic increase in the number of people who will be faced with diagnoses such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, and what that means for families who need guidance on the best resources to meet these critical issues

Denise Valerio Interview: The Value of an Accredited Care Manager

Continuing the conversation with Denise, in THIS CLIP she talks about the types of highly specialized skills she offers clients in their continuum of care, her ability to quickly assess a client’s needs on the spot, and delivering the required resources. Question: Discuss your professional background as an accredited care manager and what that means

The Valerio Care Management Brand

Here’s the NEXT SEGMENT of Denise’s conversation about the landscape of life care management and the unique brand behind her company, Valerio Care Management.   Question: Describe the Valerio Care Management brand: DV: We’re almost to our fault the best kept secret. But as people continue to live longer and want to stay in their

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

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

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

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