Posts filed under: Caregiving for Caregivers

What Seniors Should Know About a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Many seniors like the idea of a community that offers all levels of senior care, ranging from independent living to a nursing home. Aging in place, as this type of care is often referred to as, brings peace of mind... Read More

Financial Fitness for Seniors in Missouri and Illinois

Planning for late life care isn’t something most people want to think about, but it is an important part of successful aging. It is your way of expressing your wishes for how you want to live the remainder of your... Read More

Obstacles to Long-Distance Caregiving

When an aging parent lives in one state and you live in another, caregiving can be even more challenging than usual. Not being able to see for yourself how your senior loved one is doing makes it more difficult to... Read More

Winter Storm Preparedness for Older Adults

In the past, we’ve shared information on our blog about helping a senior loved one prepare for winter. We covered tips that ranged from home heating safety to getting the car winterized. This year, we wanted to take time to... Read More

Deciphering Senior Care Jargon

If you are an adult child helping a parent explore their options for senior care, some of the language and acronyms you encounter can be a little confusing. We thought it would be helpful, especially for the family caregivers in... 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