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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

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

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

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

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

Mindfulness, and how to tackle it!

May 1, 2018 — by Gail Arno, ECM Care Manager Mindfulness…the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Seems simple enough and yet most of us struggle daily with trying to adopt this approach. Imagine a snow globe, all shook up—most... Read More

A Dose of Fresh Air

June 26, 2017 — Carole Henderson, ECM RN Care Manager A warm Elder Care Management welcome has been extended to our newest addition, Carole Henderson. Carole joined ECM as a part-time Care Manager in January. She has over 30 years of nursing experience with respected institutions in the field of medicine including University of Michigan, Duke University, Kaiser, and Gilead Sciences. Along... Read More