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Laughter Can Help Seniors Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays over, the month of January can often be something of a letdown. That is doubly so for older adults or those with a disability who have trouble getting out during the cold... Read More

ACM Care management SRT January meetings

Join us for the following SRT meetings this month. Feel free to invite a friend or interested colleague! Please read through for the interesting presenters that are planned. Please check the website for updates periodically. Feel free to email ACM... Read More

Is It Time for a Senior Loved One to Have a Medical Alert System?

As the new year begins, adult children who visited an aging parent in Missouri or Illinois during the holidays may be reflecting on the changes they witnessed. For some family members, seeing the decline in a senior loved one’s health... Read More

Preparing for the Worst: How to Create an Alzheimer’s Wandering Kit

When a loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease, family caregivers in Missouri and Illinois share similar struggles. One of the most challenging and frightening is trying to manage wandering. Despite a caregiver’s best attempt at preventing them from being able... Read More

Paying for Long-Term Care in Missouri and Illinois

When an aging loved one or a family member with a disability needs more care than can be safely provided in their home, Missouri and Illinois families often turn to long-term care centers for help. If you are just beginning... Read More

How Health Care Reform Impacts Those With Disabilities

Since ACM Care was founded in 1999, we’ve worked with a variety of clients. Some are residents of Missouri or Illinois living with disabilities or a chronic illness, while others are senior citizens. A common concern for them and for... Read More

The Benefits of Journaling: Tips for Helping Missouri and Illinois Caregivers

Over the past decade, the use of alternative therapies to help manage chronic illnesses, stress and depression have gained more widespread acceptance. Art therapy, music therapy and pet therapy are now standard in many group homes and senior living communities.... Read More

5 Ways a Care Manager Can Help in a Nursing Home Community

When you have an aging loved one or family member with a disability in a Missouri or Illinois nursing home, developing effective ways to work with the staff might feel challenging. Nursing care facilities and senior housing communities often have... Read More

Benefits of Medicare Home Health for You

When a loved one with a disability is ready to transition from a Missouri or Illinois hospital back to their home, the social worker or discharge planner may refer them to a home health provider. If you haven’t utilized the... Read More

Coping with Unique Challenges During the Holidays

If your family is like most families, the holiday season means decorating your home, wrapping gifts and attending or hosting holiday parties. Festive lights and trimming the tree are often the start of the season. However, when a loved one... Read More