Welcome Wisdom

In-Home Care as Support for Aging

August 1, 2022 — by Felicia Juntunen, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management One of the services Elder Care Management regularly interacts with is in-home care, services that provide non-medical caregiving and assistance for a client at home. Hiring in-home assistance can help extend an older adult’s ability to remain in place, often supplementing family support, and combined with home modifications and the... Read More

When the hits just keep coming…

August 2, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management This time we revisit the experience of our client BettyJean and the challenges she faced being vulnerable, alone, and aging with both physical and cognitive challenges. BettyJean was living in her own home, had hired caregiving support with a caregiver who was slowly taking more and more... 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

Transitions: Hiring someone to help

August 7, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager In this edition of our newsletter, we would like to introduce the idea of transitions. For the next few months we will focus on three topics- When should a family bring in outside help to the home? When do you know it is time to move to assisted... Read More