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Transportation: Get Where You’re Going- Safely!

July 6, 2023 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Our most recent newsletters have focused on mobility, safety, and prevention and their role in older adults maintaining independence and well-being. These subjects all intersect with the topic of transportation, access to transportation or lack thereof, and its impact on well-being, and successful aging. Aging Life... Read More

Safety Starts with Prevention

June 1, 2023 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management As care managers and Aging Life Care professionals, one of our goals is to help clients maintain their maximum functional potential. We address safety and security concerns as we monitor and encourage their overall well-being. Last month we shared about the importance of mobility and its relationship... Read More

Mobility’s impact on Successful Aging

May 2, 2023 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Among the many things that change as we age is our mobility- or the ability to safely change and control the position of our bodies. Mobility directly influences a person’s ability to accomplish activities of daily living- bathing, dressing, toileting, food preparation- those essential functions which support... Read More

Aging & Mental Health: The Benefit of Care Management

April 3, 2023 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Depression is not a normal part of aging but approximately 15% of adults over the age of 65 report symptoms of depression that are clinically significant, in other words, symptoms that are disruptive to their everyday functioning. In our work as care managers, we see older... Read More

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

Challenges of Aging: Brain Health

February 2, 2023 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Our January article introduced the goal of this year’s series to address the challenges of aging within the scope of care management by an Aging Life Care Professional and their eight areas of knowledge. Dealing with changes in brain health and the subsequent impact on daily... Read More

Embracing the Challenges of Aging

January 3, 2023 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management A 2018 Forbes article, titled, “The 8 Challenges of Aging,” referenced a collaboration between multiple groups, who identified the biggest challenges in aging. They called those engaged in service to older people to examine each challenge as an opportunity to “do good and do well.” This... Read More

Reflections of Gratitude

December 5, 2022 — by Felicia Juntunen, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management As 2022 comes to a close, it prompts a review of the many things for which the Elder Care Management team is grateful. This year has been one of change and growth amongst our ranks. Gail Arno, Director of Care Management, and mentor to the rest of... Read More

Benefits of Hospice and Palliative Care

November 1, 2022 — by Felicia Juntunen, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Among the many privileges of care management work is the opportunity to journey with clients to the end of their lives. Because we spend time developing familiarity with our clients, regularly provide advocacy for their care, and understand what their priorities are for their well-being and quality... Read More

Resources for Clients on the Move

October 3, 2022 — by Felicia Juntunen, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management In our work at Elder Care Management, we often encounter older adults on the precipice of making a move –either because their current home has become too much to manage, or because declining health makes the current home no longer safe. Common obstacles to accomplishing a move... Read More