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Strategies for Caring from a Distance (Part 2)

February 2, 2024 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, Director of Care Management Last month we introduced the topic of long-distance caregiving and explored how to effectively help a loved one deal with the challenges of aging from afar. We examined the necessity of communication and planning and discussed essential tasks families can undertake to help organize care. This month,... Read More

Caregiving: It’s a Balancing Act

August 1, 2023 — by Felicia Juntunen, MA, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Just a sampling of the statistics on caregiving provides a sobering perspective on why the topic of caregiving and support for caregivers is so important. According to The Family Caregiver Alliance, in 2015: 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult over 50 years old. 16.1... Read More

Enjoying the holidays with our loved ones

December 8, 2021 — by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management Here we are again, sprinting our way into the December holiday season. What will things look like this year as we continue with the concerns of the pandemic, yet try to gather amongst friends and family members to enjoy all that the season means to us? We hope that this holiday month brings everyone together in a way that fills their soul with joy... 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

Celebrating Dad!

June 15, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager June 16 heralds the arrival of another day of celebrating fatherhood. A time when families gather, dad is treated to his favorite meal and soliloquies from family extoll his virtues. While the traditional gathering day remains the same, much about fatherhood has changed. Fathers from the 1940’s,... Read More

Family traditions

November 2, 2017 — by Maureen Lawrence, ECM Outreach Coordinator Growing up in a large family, I was born into a world filled with family traditions. From Sunday morning mass to every major holiday, there was a sense of routine and familiarity.  Easter morning was brunch at my Grandparent’s ranch with a massive table of rotating guests for over... Read More