Showing posts with label senior living. Show all posts
Showing posts with label senior living. Show all posts

Aug 10, 2012

Geriatric Care Managers: Could One Help You?

A geriatric care manager is a specialist who helps families who are caring for love ones. They are trained and experienced in any of several fields related to Alzheimer's and related dementia care.

Carole Larkin Geriatric Care Manager
Carole Larkin
I recently had the opportunity to interview a highly qualified geriatric care manager - Carole Larkin, MA, CMC, CAEd, DCP, QDCS, EICS.

She owns Third Age Services LLC in Dallas.

Carole has a Master of Applied Gerontology degree with a specialty in Aging Services from the University of North Texas.

She is a certified specialist in "Best Care" practices by both the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, and she has worked for the Alzheimer's Association.

Aug 14, 2011


“Jim and I are getting outta here”

By Ellen Belk

“Hey there Jim, my friend” I smiled as I extended my hand. Jim’s large Texas-sized hand grasped mine as his face lit up in a toothy grin. “Well howdy!” he replied.

Each time Jim greeted me the next phrase was the same. “Woo Wee, you’re a tall one. Nearly as tall as me.” He smiled as he raised his hand in a mock-measure of my height.

This greeting was familiar to me. It was word-for-word the same greeting I’ve shared with Jim for the nearly three years I’ve known him. Although I remember and cherish this greeting – It’s always new to Jim.