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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Signs that It Is Time for a Parent to Consider Moving to Assisted Living

Here is a look at how to spot problems, and how to deal with the actual transition to assisted living.

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How to Choose the Perfect Retirement Home for You

The first question to consider is your lifestyle, both now and in the future.

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Living at Home, But Not Home Alone

It’s a fate that baby boomers and seniors seek to escape: moving into a facility or in with their children.

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Flexible Work Schedules Help Men Who Care For Parents

Below is an excerpt from a recent article in the Miami Herald that Amy was interviewed for! Click the link at the end for the full article.

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Assisted living: A turning point for Alzheimer’s family

Choosing to move a loved one to an assisted living facility is difficult. Remember that a Geriatric Care Manager can assist you in finding a facility that best meets the needs for you and your loved one.

USA TODAY has been following Bob and Carol Blackwell’s journey with Alzheimer’s since 2008, shortly after he was diagnosed at age 64. He was recently retired from the CIA.

Carol Blackwell says she’s still at war with herself.

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10 Things Assisted-Living Homes Won’t Tell You

Moving to a residential-care facility is difficult enough — even before you account for the hidden fees, untrained caretakers and misleading marketing.Moving to a residential-care facility is difficult enough — even before you account for the hidden fees, untrained caretakers and misleading marketing.

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How to Pick an Assisted Living Residence

Assisted living facilities are residential communities that offer different levels of health or personal care services for seniors who want or need help with daily living.

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Helping Your Parents Stay Out of the Nursing Home

Aging parents and their children sometimes disagree over the issues of safety versus independent living. Here are steps you can take to make your parents’ home safer.

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Assisted living options: What you need to know

Whether or not you ever considered assisted living for you or your aging loved one, the time may have come where living alone is no longer an option. As geriatric care managers in South Florida, we specialize in helping families understand the ins and outs of assisted living facilities in the area. If this is the road you find yourself on, get help from the care managers at Advocare. We serve the South Florida areas

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Continuing Care Communities: A Big Investment With Catches

Are you (or your aging parent) the kind of person who likes to plan for all contingencies? Then you might want to consider a continuing care retirement community–a development that usually includes independent apartments or town homes for spry seniors; assisted living units for those who need some help; plus a nursing home.

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Why Aging Parents are Reluctant to Move

For adult children with aging parents, broaching the subject of moving from the family home can be incredibly difficult. When children live a great distance away, it makes medical issues that may arise much more difficult (and expensive) to deal with. Though moving to an Assisted Living setting may seem like a logical step, be prepared to face resistance. Understand that there may be fear behind that resistance to move. Those fears can include loss of memories, loss of independence, loss of friends and neighbors, and fear of mortality.

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5 Reasons You Need a Long-Term Care Plan

No one wants to think about needing long-term care in the future, but the odds are that 70% of those who are now 65 will need some type of care. Financial planning for such care needs to be discussed and planned for sooner rather than later, particularly if your desire is to receive care at home. The Geriatric Care Managers at Advocare can assist with all facets of elder care relating to home care, nursing

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3 New Ways to Live in Retirement in South Florida

As Geriatric Care Managers in South Florida, we are extremely knowledgeable about area communities and services available to cater the needs of our growing senior population. For help navigating elder care in South Florida, visit us at www.caremanage.com. 3 New Ways to Live in Retirement

They helped change the political landscape and American culture, and it’s clear Baby Boomers will change what life in retirement will look like. And with their sheer numbers – 78

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The Confusing Costs of Continuing Care

Trying to figure out the costs of long-term care? Here is a great article that may help with some of your questions. For help with elder care and geriatric care management in South Florida, visit www.caremanage.com.

The Confusing Costs of Continuing Care When 85-year-old Al Green was ready to make his last move, he settled on a residential community that offered tiered care – independent, assisted, and nursing – near his alma mater, Penn

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Scaling Down (Almost) Painlessly in South Florida

Moving an aging loved one to a smaller home can be hard on everyone involved.  I found this article on SeniorAdvice.com that has some good suggestions to help you.  Here is an excerpt below, to read the full article Click Here.

Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who’s moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you

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Senior Care Giver Services: When It Becomes Too Much in South Florida

I found this article and wanted to pass it along to you.  For more assistance with an aging loved one in the South Florida area visit our website at www.caremanage.com. 

By Gordon Petten Caring for an elderly family member can be overwhelming, especially if that family member is unable to live independently. There are many important decisions that must be made, some of which are revised on a daily basis. Caring for an elderly family

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9 Things to Consider in Your Search for an Assisted Living Facility in South Florida

As people age and need more help with daily activities, such as bathing or taking medication, moving to a facility that provides some assistance, without sacrificing independence, may be an option.

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Searching for Security in South Florida

For years, the primary selling point of continuing-care retirement communities has been security: the knowledge that a person or couple could settle—and remain—in a development, whatever the changes to their health.

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