Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

If you are a long distance caregiver taking care of your parents or other family, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager can be a lifesaver! We developed this primer to help those long-distance caregivers that are considering hiring a Professional Care Manager to help manage the care of their loved ones that live at a distance.

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Types of Elder Care in South Florida

a caregiver holding the hand of an elderly person

Aging parents and grandparents are unavoidable, but it doesn’t mean that it makes it any easier. It is often a stressful endeavor, primarily because people are unsure of where to begin. The world of elder care in South Florida is vast, and there are many avenues to choose from. How can you ensure that you’re choosing the right path for your loved one? Are they happy about the decisions you’re making? Is there a

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Superior Elder Services in South Florida: Help for Elderly Parents

Superior elder services are available in South Florida, but you have to know what the key factors are to consider before you begin to search for the best help for your elderly parents. The effects of aging are both physical and psychosocial, and there are some essential factors to think about regarding the welfare of our elderly South Florida relatives, especially when in home care is finally necessary. On a basic level, you need to know

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How Many Pills Are Too Many?

In recent years, evidence has mounted about the dangers of taking multiple, perhaps unnecessary, medications.

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Ageism in Healthcare

Have you or an aging parent ever had a poor experience in the hospital or the doctors office due to age? It happens all too often that when the elderly are misunderstood, it must mean that they are incapacitated in some way. Having an advocate available when an aging parent is going to the doctor is ideal so that there are no mistakes. Read on to learn more about the dangers our elders may face

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Living Life on Your Terms

One of the most significant issues seniors face is losing independence. All other challenges seem to pale in comparison.

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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s what to know.

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At What Age Are You Too Old to Manage Your Money

When to worry about your ability to take care of your own finances.

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Osteoperosis is Not Just For Women

If you think you cannot get osteoporosis because you are a man, think again!

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How to Organize Your Affairs

Organizing your key information and getting your personal and financial affairs in order is a great gift to your loved ones.

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The Dangers of Medication Mix-Ups

At the beginning of the New Year, it’s important for each of us to examine our health and lifestyle and plan for ways to improve in 2017.

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Who Needs an Advocate?

By Jill Poser, Director of Life Care Planning I began working with seniors back in 2008 when I chose to become certified as an ‘Aging-in-Place’ Specialist.

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.

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A ‘Senior Moment’ or Alzheimer’s?

Are you wondering if a recent event was a senior moment or Alzheimer’s? Is it simple forgetfulness or dementia? Is this normal aging or something more serious?

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Are There Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid?

Do you have an aging parent who seems to be struggling with their medications? Are you concerned about drugs older adults should avoid? Medication Management is an vital aspect of what we provide at Advocare.

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Grandparent Scams – Learn How to Keep Seniors Safe

Grandparent Scams have been around for a few years, and do not receive the attention they once did, but it does still continue to happen. Don’t be caught of guard. This can happen to your parents!

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Seniors

Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects a person during the same season each year.

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Avoid These Common and Costly Senior Scams

Seniors, particularly those who may be living alone, are vulnerable to costly senior scams.

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Dementia Care – I Heard That!

When families are providing dementia care, it can be really easy to talk for them or to talk about them without thought to their feelings.

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Can Text Messaging Help With Medication Adherence?

At times, the elderly can have a hard time keeping track of their medications since it is likely they may be taking several. Though this article is very interesting and promising with the use of text messaging as a reminder to achieve medication adherence, the fact is that elderly adults may not be text message saavy, and therefore this would have little use for them. However, for those who are accustomed to using a smart

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Take a Vacation from Being a Caregiver

Not taking time away from caregiving responsibilities can lead to bigger problems – caregiver burnout, stress, or poor health.

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