From Dad: on Leadership

From Dad: on Leadership

A leader senses your abilities, your desires, your passions – and helps you expand on them. He or she doesn’t tell you what they want you to do; they see the potential you bring and encourage you to develop it.

My dad in his beekeeping garb, in a painting by my sister Cindy Scott Strickland.

Discover Untold Stories from the People You Love

There is always an untold story! Next time you visit your loved one, look for a story you have never heard. My dad – a former minister and caregiver – loves other people’s stories because they give us a way to connect. (You can read more about my dad – and hear him sing – […]

Michelle Flynn

Michelle Flynn on the Gift of Service

Through my “Hearts at Work” series, I share the insights of people who inspire me. Today I spoke with Michelle Flynn, LCSW, Director of Case Management at UVa HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Elizabeth: What do you enjoy about doing case management at a rehabilitation hospital? Michelle: We have the luxury of time with […]

Acts of Kindness - Al Falcone

Acts of Kindness – Al Falcone

I just received the most beautiful gift from Al Falcone! Al was generous enough to share himself with our Aging in Place Business Round Table group by participating in a panel about the power of — and empowerment of — senior citizens. I filmed the session and shared it because I was inspired (and empowered) […]

Lee Croteau, Reverse Mortgage Advisor

Important Improvements to the Reverse Mortgage program

Thanks to Lee Croteau, Reverse Mortgage Advisor for VBS Mortgage, for this describing to us this important update to the reverse mortgage program.  Non-borrowing spouses can now defer the repayment of the loan for as long as they continue to live in the home! Here are the details: A Reverse mortgage is a special loan […]

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Begins October 15

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Begins October 15

Our thanks go out to JABA and the author of this article, Sally Mank, volunteer with JABA’s Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP). This article was originally published in JABA’s Generation Magazine.  Open enrollment for Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program, starts October 15.  The annual Open Enrollment Period is your once a year […]

Valda Garber-Weider, RN, MS, Certified Dementia Practitioner

How to Deal with Caregiver Stress

I recently had the privilege of hearing a presentation about caregiver stress from Valda Garber-Weider, RN, MS, certified dementia practitioner and director of assisted living for the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC.)  Valda has also been a long time caregiver for her own elderly family members in her own home. Valda reminds us that “studies […]

JABA's Care Transition Coaches Help Independent Seniors Transition Safely from Hospital to Home

JABA’s Care Transition Coaches Help Independent Seniors Transition Safely from Hospital to Home

At Care is There Geriatric Care Management we are excited to see JABA helping senior citizens transition safely and successfully from hospitals and skilled rehabilitation centers back to their  their own homes and independent living communities. Different from other services like home health or physical therapy, the program coaches its participants to manage their medical conditions and […]

Dawn Schultz

A Business Model For Empowering Senior Citizens

“So what do we as Seniors need, to be empowered? First and foremost we don’t want caregivers, we want support staff! We want partnerships with professionals who can see past the wrinkles & gray hair & see the person inside. And what we want & need is to stay connected with the community and engaged in life.” That’s a […]

Airline Travel Tips for Your Elderly Loved One

Airline Travel Tips for Your Elderly Loved One

At Care is There Geriatric Care Management we often help our clients prepare for airline travel. If your loved one has memory loss,  mobility limitations, hearing loss, visual limitations or other concerns, travel can seem stressful or even out of the question.  But with special attention, your loved one can travel successfully.  Here are some […]

Owners Jim Watkins and Dr. Susan Wiesner-Watkins

Seniors Helping Seniors – A Flexible Transportation Solution

Transportation can be a challenge for seniors citizens who no longer drive.  I know that Seniors Helping Seniors offers flexible transportation options to its clients so I asked Jim Watkins, owner of the Central Virginia location of Seniors Helping Seniors, to describe the transportation services his company offers: “My company, Seniors Helping Seniors, is designed […]

Answer and Forward This Survey to Set Our Goals for an Age-Friendly Charlottesville, VA!

Answer and Forward This Survey to Set Our Goals for an Age-Friendly Charlottesville, VA!

Update of the 2020 Plan: Aging in Community Download the flyer Over ten years have passed since the groundbreaking 2020 Plan: Aging in Community was finalized for Charlottesville Virginia and the surrounding counties. The Livable for a Lifetime (L4L) initiative was a direct result of the 2020 Plan, and the L4L Steering Committee has stepped forward to […]

Janet Lewis, MD

Managing the Aches and Pains of Aging

Join us on March 18 2014 for “Managing the Aches and Pains of Aging”, an informative and important discussion on Arthritis, Geriatric Care Management, Estate Planning and Financial Tools when caring for loved ones or planning for your future. Dr. Janet Lewis, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, UVA School of Medicine, will discuss managing the […]

Dr K of Harvard Medical School recommends using a geriatric care manager

How can a geriatric care manager help me take care of my elderly father?

How can a geriatric care manager help me take care of my elderly father?  Dr. Anthony Komaroff, of Harvard Medical School, answers the question in this article. Here is an excerpt from Dr. Karamoff’s article: Caring for an elderly parent takes a lot of time, energy and patience, and it may also cause financial strain. […]

Mourning the Loss of our Beloved Friend and Colleague Jaclyn Tahboub

Mourning the Loss of our Beloved Friend and Colleague Jaclyn Tahboub

On December 31, 2013 the Charlottesville Virginia senior citizen care community lost a bright light – Jaclyn Tahboub. Jackie passed away soon after giving birth to her second son, 1 lb 15oz Ramzey Shareef Tahboub who is doing well. She also leaves behind a two year old son Laith, and her devoted husband Shareef Tahboub. She […]

Five Things a Geriatric Care Manager Can Do For You

Five Things a Geriatric Care Manager Can Do For You

Many clients are referred to Care is There Geriatric Care Management from elder law attorneys who know and appreciate the services that a geriatric care manager can provide to an elderly person and their loved ones. At this link is an article from elder law attorney Maria Baler in Dedham Massachussets, describing five ways a […]

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

What to Watch for at the Holidays – Signs of Decline in Your Elderly Parents

Many people visit their elderly parents at the holidays and realize things are not going as well as they sounded over the phone. This is the time to involve a professional geriatric care manager in your parents’ care.  At Care is There Geriatric Care Management, our certified professional geriatric care manager will meet with your […]