When Professional Life and Personal Life Meld

September 22, 2023 — My Dual Role: The Professional and The Daughter A good portion of my time is spent reassuring older adults and their family members that I understand what they are going through. I am a Clinical Social Worker with a 30-year career in working with older adults and their family members. The primary focus of my... Read More

2020 – A Lemon of a Year? Not for Everyone

January 5, 2021 — by: Wendy Liebling, MSW, LSW, C-ASWCM During the COVID lull in August of 2020 Anna transitioned from her longtime home to the Personal Care (PC) community that she had chosen as ideal for her needs, socially and otherwise. The initial weeks were everything Anna had hoped for and was thriving with her new friends and... Read More

Plateau Therapy……a thing of the past

July 30, 2018 — Author: Barbara (Bobbi) Kolonay RN, MS, CCM Aging Life Care Manager in Pittsburgh PA You should no longer hear the words “I’m sorry, but you are no longer continuing to make progress in Physical Therapy (Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy) so we need to discharge you from our service”, coming from your client’s therapist. The Jimmo settlement... Read More

Financial Abuse and Exploitation

August 12, 2016 — By Wendy Liebling, MSW, LSW, C-ASWCM Financial abuse and exploitation of older adults have reached epidemic proportions, with losses in the U.S. reaching up to $36 billion per year. Pennsylvania, with the third highest population of older adults in the US, is poised to suffer disproportionately from these scams and identity theft. They bring emotional... Read More

Daily Money Management – A Beneficial Service for Seniors and Those with Disabilities

May 10, 2016 — By Richard Hynes The phone rang. It was a local attorney. His long-time client, Lucy, whose husband had passed about a year ago, suddenly found herself getting letters from bill collectors and service providers indicating that her checks had bounced. Her attorney, knowing this 83-year-old had always been diligent about paying her bills, suspected something was wrong. He... Read More

Biofield Energetic Hands-on Therapies in Older Adults

August 7, 2015 — By Shantel Matthews, MSN, RN, CCM, HTP-A Do you remember the last time you stubbed your toe, scraped your arm, or bumped into something? Or maybe you had heartburn or the arthritis in your knee was acting up. The natural tendency is to place your hand over the area that is causing you pain. The... Read More