Welcome Wisdom

Engagement & Purpose: Essentials for Well-being

March 2, 2023 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Aging Life Care Professionals regularly observe the value of engagement and purpose in the lives of older adults, as we serve clients in various settings, at home and across all levels of care. Engagement can be defined as any activity that provides opportunity for connection with others, also... Read More

Advocacy to Optimize Health Care

July 6, 2022 — by Felicia Juntunen, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Dealing with the physical and mental health challenges that can accompany aging begins with understanding and maximizing available support systems. However, finding resources, making connections, and then utilizing those resources can seem daunting – especially when time and energy are diminished because of the stress of coping... Read More

Mental Health and Aging…

September 2, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Untreated or dismissed mental health issues in our younger years can present in a variety of ways as we continue to age. Approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from mental health disorders. The WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Because mental health is... 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

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

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

Social Isolation and Depression: The Impact on Health & Well-Being

September 2, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Social Isolation and depression often go hand in hand and can impact both one’s physical and emotional well-being.  It can also augment a person’s level of depression or anxiety which can consequently increase the risk of dementia by 40%. The research shows that social isolation and loneliness are... Read More

The Role of Care Management in these Most Challenging Times

August 3, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Your concerns… our solutions. Such a wonderful and lofty opportunity we envisioned and we repeatedly accomplished with our care management services, until a major pandemic came to be and things changed for everyone. Care management for us is about person-centered care and sculpting the services and... Read More

We All Need Someone to Lean On

May 14, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager The Rolling Stones got it right with the lyrics “We all need someone to lean on” -we do! Whether we are rich in family and friends or have few people we can count on, it is good to remember that there are many who suffer from depression,... Read More