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5 Tips for Finding the Right Assisted Living Community

A transition to a senior living community often begins at the urging of an adult child. When we are first starting to help families explore senior care options for an aging parent one question that routinely comes is whether they... Read More

May 2014 ACM Care Management SRT 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

The Cost of Home Care in Illinois and Missouri

If you are a caregiver in Illinois or Missouri struggling to help a loved one living with a disability maintain their independence, in-home care may be a cost-effective way to help support their needs. Home care agencies can provide assistance... Read More

Respite Options for Caregivers in Missouri and Illinois

During spring and summer family caregivers often hope to take a vacation to enjoy spending time with their own children. Knowing what to do for a loved one with a disability or an older parent they provide care for while... Read More

Is Your Senior Driver Safe Behind the Wheel?

The topic of older adults behind the wheel can be provocative. For most of us, maintaining our ability to drive helps us safeguard our independence and our pride. Because we all age differently, a date of birth cannot be the... Read More

Helping a Loved One Manage Their Finances

For many adult children, there will come a day when you need to help an aging loved one or family member with a disability manage their finances. It may be on a short-term basis while they are recovering from an... Read More

April 2014 ACM Care Management SRT 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

Advice for Caregivers When a Loved One With Dementia is Hospitalized

When a loved one lives with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, a hospital stay can present unique challenges. While hospital staff no doubt has the best of intentions, understanding how to communicate with someone who has impaired... Read More

5 Facts Illinois & Missouri Caregivers May Not Know About Assisted Living

Like many aging related issues, assisted living is a topic many families avoid talking about until an aging loved one experiences a medical emergency. Then they struggle to make decisions when stress and emotions are at their peak. This week,... Read More

Cooking Up a Safe Kitchen for Illinois and Missouri Seniors

If you ask any seasoned emergency services professional about kitchen safety and older adults, they will tell you that a senior cooking is a common cause of fires in the home. According to Federal Emergency Management Agency statistics, people over... Read More