Resources for Making a Home Senior-Friendly

Most seniors want to stay living in their own home. But being able to do so often depends on how easy it will be to get around the house if you develop physical limitations.

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Hospitals Want to Keep You From Boomeranging Back In

Hospitals have a new incentive to help keep you from boomeranging back to them shortly after you’ve been sent home or to another care facility.

Starting in October, general hospitals will begin losing a portion of their Medicare payments if too many patients are readmitted within 30 days of being discharged for pneumonia, heart failure or heart attack, according to a provision in the health-care law.

More than 2,200 hospitals are affected this year. Medicare

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How to Handle Difficult Behaviors

These 15 behaviors can challenge any family caregiver.

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Caregiving From Afar

As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves in precarious position, struggling to care for an ailing loved one from hundreds or thousands of miles away.

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How to Select an Agency When Hiring In-Home Help

To learn about using our free Care Advisor service for senior home care, and access our Provider Network of licensed, insured agencies, visit us at Advocare.

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Do Alzheimer’s drugs really help Alzheimer’s symptoms?

Do Alzheimer’s drugs really help Alzheimer’s symptoms? It’s so common for interest in modern medications to swirl together with doubts about effectiveness, worries about money, and maybe even guilt for even asking the questions.

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All Home Care is Not the Same

When the time comes that an aging person needs to receive some type of long-term care for chronic conditions or dementia, the preferred type of care is home care. Caregivers come into the home of the person in need, and can provide a variety of services anywhere from light housework and errands, to more hands on care such as feeding and personal, hygienic care. Generally, the home care agency develops a care plan with family

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Private Care Vs. Agency Care

It can be an incredibly emotional experience when the time comes that an aging parent needs care that you or other family members cannot provide. Though you know them best, and love them more than anyone could, their current state of mind or physical limitations may be outside of your expertise to handle. The obvious choice, and the one that offers the most comfort to your loved one is that they receive their care at

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How Safe is Your Hospital? New Website Lets You Check

A helpful tool is now available to check out how safe your preferred hospital is. The ultimate goal is for Medicare to adjust it’s pricing of procedures based on the safety ratings at particular hospitals. To learn more about how we help seniors in South Florida, including visits to the doctor or hospital, visit us at http://caremanage.com. We serve the South Florida areas of Boca Raton, Boyton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach and other surrounding areas.

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The Benefits of a Care Advocate for Long Distance Caregivers

A most difficult situation that more and more baby boomers are experiencing is the problem of establishing care for an aging parent who lives out of state. Whether your parents moved to retire, or you have established your own family in another part of the country, families separated by distance are struggling to determine how to care for aging loved ones who are declining mentally and physically. This, on top of dealing with your own

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Home Care Vs. Facility Care-How to Choose

Most people don’t look forward to their elder years, seriously thinking about the need for a nursing home. It is not a desired outcome for anyone, though for some it does become the only option depending upon his or her medical situation. What many people may not realize is that home care agencies can provide very high levels of care, including 24-hour care for a person living at home. So, how do you know what

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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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Disagreement About Caring For Parents

Along with the stress involved in caring for an elderly parent, there is usually conflict between family members regarding how things should be handled. It helps if everyone can identify not only potential sources of conflict, but ways to deal with those conflicts in a calm and productive manner. Conflict is a part of life. It does not need to become a way of life.

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The 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving

Nobody would ever choose a smiley face as the perfect symbolic emoticon for a caregiver. Caregiving for an ailing loved one is just too stressful — often triggering damaging emotions that can not only undermine your good work but harm your health, as well.

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10 Tips for Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for an aging parent may be the highest calling of your life. But it also can rob you of time, money, and your own experiences. In some cases, these personal sacrifices can create bitterness and regret, causing ill will toward the very people you love and have pledged to help.

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The Value of a Team Approach: Use a Home Care Aide and a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

There are many benefits to receiving home care. Not only do family members find comfort in knowing that their loved one is being cared for by a trained professional, but your loved one gets to enjoy the comforts of the home that they cherish.

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Negotiating the Best Price for In-Home Care in South Florida

The costs of long-term care can seem daunting. However, there is one bright spot. Even though both Nursing Home and Assisted Living rates continue to rise, in-home hourly care rates have remained the stable over the last year without significant increases. Since most elderly adults prefer to stay at home, in-home caregivers can provide the care that is needed in their own home where seniors prefer to live.

In-home care can range from full time

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Choosing South Florida Elderly Home Care Services – How to Make the Best Decision

Before starting your search for a non-medical or personal home care company, try to determine what the senior’s care needs are and how much time will be required each week for assistance from the South Florida elderly home care services company you will hire.

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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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5 Ways to Make Living With an Older Adult Easier

In America today we have more and more multi-generational households. Here is a great article with tips on making such living situations easier on everyone! For help navigating senior care and home care in South Florida, visit us at Advocare.

5 Ways to Make Living With an Older Adult Easier

Try these simple solutions to ease the crankies and boost everyone’s mood.

One issue that family caregivers don’t often talk about is how cranky

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