In Honor of Older Americans Month

Walt and Penny Reinhardt (My Parents) They met during WW2 – he, a handsome Yankee flyboy; she, a Morse Code operator for the Women’s Australian Air Force. He was fascinated by her flaming red hair and beauty; she was attracted to his bravado and good looks. They married and he moved her from the sunny

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day – Start the conversation

Advance care planning puts you in control of your end-of-life decisions by documenting the types of care you do and do not want. This also gives those you love the guidance to make decisions for you when you are unable to decide for yourself. It can lead to better outcomes and to reduced costs for

Equality In Healthcare For African-American Older Adults

Racial equality is an important topic in the United States and around the world right now. As a society, we must work together to find solutions to ensure that People of Color have access to the freedoms and support they need in all aspects of life. Inequality in the health care system is another concern

COVID-19: Understanding Your Options

Many people are considering how they would like to be treated if they do contract Covid-19. This is a very personal matter, taking into consideration one’s current health status, underlying health conditions including diabetes, age, and how much risk one is willing to take. Please review the information in the “Understanding Your Options” section. Then

Caring for Aging Parents During a Pandemic? Professional Support is Available!

by: Linda Fodrini-Johnson Millions of families, and my own family, are under great pressure during this unprecedented time in our nation’s history. We had been worried or concerned about our aging parents before the pandemic, but now we are even more stressed worrying about them contracting this devastating disease. There is so much conflicting (and

Staying safe during Scam Season!”

According to an article in the San Bernardino Sun, holiday times are open season for online scammers and fraud. The three most successful scam types on ages 65+ are tech support, a family or friend in emergency, and investment opportunities. People ages 55-64 are most likely to fall for romance scams, investment opportunities, and employment

Good Neighbor Day

Social isolation affects nearly 1 in 5 older adults. According to AARP, studies have shown that isolation and loneliness are as bad for your health as smoking and obesity; especially for seniors. It is common for seniors to isolate themselves or withdraw from contacting their families for fear that they may be bothersome. As a

Vietnam Vets Can Collect Disability Benefits

You Could Be Eligible For Vietnam Veterans Disability Compensation The Veterans Administration has recognized certain cancers and other diseases as presumptive of exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Veterans AND THEIR SURVIVORS may be eligible for disability compensation.  ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease; ALL VETS with ALS (not just Vietnam vets)

The Comprehensive Care Plan

Parent Care Management Services is pleased to announce that we are adding a new service to our growing business. The Comprehensive Care Plan is an amazing opportunity for families to prepare for the rapid changes that are inevitably linked to those who are aging. The Comprehensive Care Plan provides a platform for older adults to be

Has your family developed a Family Plan?

What is a Family Plan? A family plan is a written document incorporating the wishes of a family unit in five fields – financial, legal, medical, living arrangements, and personal values.  A Plan should be developed while the persons(s) is mentally well enough to be able to relay his/her/their wishes to the rest of the