Welcome Wisdom

Change…the only constant in life

February 6, 2020 — by Gail Arno, CMC – ECM Director of Care Management Change can mean so many different things in so many different ways to each of us. Some of us navigate the many changes in life with ease and comfort, nearly inviting change while others struggle mightily. Managing change is especially trying as we age, and the changes... Read More

New Year… it’s 2020

January 6, 2020 — Thank you for your steadfast support of Elder Care Management and embracing the idea that the vulnerable in our community deserve an advocate to represent them in challenging times. This coming March will mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of our company, an exciting milestone and marker of a journey that has taken our team... Read More

Travel Wisely Through the Holidays

December 3, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, Elder Care Management Owner & Care Manager Many families across the United States have already made their travel plans for the holidays. Thanksgiving celebrations are behind us and now we are anticipating a possible trip the last week of December. If you are traveling with aging parents, we would like to provide some... Read More

Transitions: When is it time to bring in Hospice?

October 7, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager The past few months we have been talking about life transitions- when should you get more care in the home and when is a good time to move. This month’s topic, when should Hospice be brought in? Hospice is a service covered by Medicare, and most other... Read More

Transitions: Moving On…

September 5, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager Welcome to part two of a three-part series discussing Transitions. Last month we talked about staying home safely and next month we will discuss when it is time to call in hospice.  This month we will focus on how to decide when to make a move from... Read More

Transitions: Hiring someone to help

August 7, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager In this edition of our newsletter, we would like to introduce the idea of transitions. For the next few months we will focus on three topics- When should a family bring in outside help to the home? When do you know it is time to move to assisted... Read More

The Importance of Hydration

July 25, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager It is that time of year again when temperatures soar, air conditioners cycle on, and many of us hunker down indoors. We exercise early, get our errands and shopping done when it is cool and go from car to air-conditioned building. When we are young our bodies... Read More

Celebrating Dad!

June 15, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager June 16 heralds the arrival of another day of celebrating fatherhood. A time when families gather, dad is treated to his favorite meal and soliloquies from family extoll his virtues. While the traditional gathering day remains the same, much about fatherhood has changed. Fathers from the 1940’s,... Read More