Why Life Care Management (LCM)?

As the new marketing guru of Holistic Aging, I’ve had a lot of work to do on understanding our services and modern healthcare. My background is in Public Relations. Therefore, learning new information on Holistic Care has been absolutely paramount to delivering messages to our audience. This led me to start a researching journey into … Continued

Successful Model for Transitions in Care

  Transitions Transitional care encompasses a variety of services and environments. Proper transitional care promotes the safe transfer of individuals between different levels of health care and across various types of health care settings.  A trip to the hospital, a decision regarding placement into a facility, or bringing your loved one home can each be overwhelming … Continued

Keep Hospital Stays Affordable – Observation

  The use of “Observation Status” – treating certain hospitalized Medicare patients as outpatients when their care is indistinguishable to the consumer, family and patient from that of formally admitted inpatients – continues to garner a considerable attention of the Life Care Managers at Holistic Aging advocating for their clients. It remains an unresolved problem that … Continued

Antipsychotic drugs use with dementia is elder abuse

Elder Abuse in Nursing Facilities: The Over-Administration of Antipsychotic Drugs to Nursing Home Residents This report was written by Senior Policy Attorney Toby S. Edelman. The Administration on Aging defines a subcategory of elder abuse – “physical abuse” – as “inflicting physical pain or injury on a senior, e.g. slapping, bruising, or restraining by physical … Continued

An Interview with Denise Cella RN MS Life Care Manager

We recently sat down with Holistic Aging – Options for Elder Cares’ newest Life Care Manager, Denise Cella RN MS.       Describe your background and area of expertise. I have been a RN for over thirty-five years so have a significant variety of varying nursing experience that really helps with making decisions as a … Continued