Ron Kauffman, Certified Senior Advisor


Ron Kauffman is a Geriatric Care Consultant & Planner. He has more than 40 years of business experience that includes a decade of work assisting boomers and seniors with issues of aging. In 2005, he was selected to attend the White House Conference on Aging. In 2006, he was granted the Positive Images of Aging Award by the eight-state Southeastern Associations of Area Agencies on Aging. He is the author of the book, "Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease," that he wrote when he became a caregiver for his mother who has Alzheimer's disease.

For more than five years, Kauffman hosted and produced a live talk radio program that addressed health, wealth, and lifestyle issues facing boomers and seniors. In 2007, he was named a fellow by the National Press Foundation for his work in broadcast journalism. He is a syndicated newspaper columnist and contributing expert to several magazines dealing with issues of aging, caregiving and Alzheimer's disease.

Kauffman is president of Resources for Successful Aging, a Geriatric Consulting & Planning company that helps families facing Alzheimer's disease and other caregiving challenges by offering situational assessments, care plans, advance directive reviews, and reliable expert referrals. He and his wife, Lisa, who is also in private practice as a geriatric care manager, live in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


Recently Published on Caring.com

How Do I Keep my Dad From Leaving the House at Night? — Jan 20, 2013
Keeping Alzheimer's patients that wander safe can be a challenge. In your situation, the answer can be found on the internet at www.alzstore.com. They have locks that will...
I have durable POA of my mom and my sister want to change it. How Can I stop it? — May 21, 2012
Dear Daughter with Durable Power of Attorney: I understand your concern. The quick, simple solution to your situation is to take the original copy of the POA to your atto...
Mom is between level 5 & 6 dementia and she refuses help. What can we do? — May 10, 2012
Dear Anonymous Caregiver: I'm sorry to hear of your growing challenges with your aging mom. The behavior you describe, the increasing agitation and the aggressiveness, re...
How do I help my 47 year old daughter with Alzheimer's who is constantly crying? — May 04, 2012
Dear Anonymous: I am so sorry that you're dealing with such an incredible situation. Early onset Alzheimer's is devastating, and your daughter, at age 47, was among a sma...
How can I handle my husand's memory issues? — Apr 20, 2012
Dear Nurse Jen: Thanks for your question, and I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with your husband's memory loss issues. You didn't mention your husband's age, but regardle...
Is my mom experiencing "Terminal" delirium? — Apr 19, 2012
Please remember, you're dealing with a very ill 93-year old, and sometimes you have to give up your wishes and do what's best for the patient. The facility, especially if ...
When and how is it appropriate to start talking with my sister about her dementia? — Apr 09, 2012
Dear Edward: Thanks for your excellent question. The short answer to your query about when to start discussing memory loss, especially in a case where you have a personal...
How do you tell family & friends that a loved one has EOAD? — Apr 04, 2012
Dear Jo Elyn: I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's diagnosis. In response to your question as to the best way to notify family & friends, there is no "best" way. I...
Can some of the events my sister remebers be false? — Apr 03, 2012
Dear Bobbin: I'm sorry you have to deal with the challenge of a loved one with memory loss. I'm assuming your sister has been to a doctor and there is a valid diagnosis o...
Is it normal for mom with Alzheimer's to seem distant? — Apr 03, 2012
Hi, thanks for your question. I'm sorry to hear that your mom has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The one thing I can assure you of is that for different patients...