Don’t Let Achy Knees Keep You Out of Life’s Game

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can happen to anyone; in fact more than 10 million.

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Time to Take the Keys Away from a Loved One with Dementia

The decision on when an aging loved one should stop driving is never an easy one, but the issue becomes even more complex – and heart-wrenching – when the loved one also suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. How do you know when someone is no longer safe to drive?

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Smart Tips for Baby Boomer Retirement Planning in South Florida

If you are one of America’s 78.2 million baby boomers, you are likely considering what ideal retirement will look like, and the steps required achieving it.

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How to Choose the Right Assisted Living Community in South Florida

An assisted-living community provides communal living, often with planned activities, housekeeping and laundry, transportation, meals, exercise and wellness programs, opportunities to socialize with other residents, assistance with activities of daily living, and some medical care.

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South Florida Geriatric Care Managers and Elder Law Attorneys – Your Elder Advisor Team

Elder law attorneys specialize in legal issues affecting the elderly. They are knowledgeable about Medicare and Medicaid programs and assist the elderly and their families with all aspects of estate planning and necessary legal documents. Professional Geriatric Care Managers specialize in assisting seniors and their families to navigate the patchwork quilt of care providers and obtain the appropriate resources and services to optimize their health, safety, and well being. A Certified Care Manager can be an invaluable resource, especially when adult children are dealing with complex care and have their own busy schedules or are managing from a distance.

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Talking with Aging Parents about Assisted Living in Florida

It’s important to talk with parents about senior living options before the need arises. Florida offers an incredible variety of assisted living options – at bargain prices compared to other locations in the country. But there is a RIGHT approach and WRONG approach when broaching the subject with Mom & Dad…

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Healthy Joints Keep Seniors Active in South Florida

The new year often means resolutions like being healthier or exercising more often. What many people don’t know is that our joints are the critical part of the body that allows us to be active and do the activities we most enjoy.

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Caregivers and Multi-tasking in South Florida

If one can believe the old Westerns, frontier women multitasked by rocking a cradle with their foot to quiet a squalling baby, while pounding out bread dough with her fists, bossing a full crew young kids and maybe dodging a few bullets.

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Dealing with Winter Aches and Pains

(ARA) – Happy holidays, time with friends and family, the freshness of a new year – there are many things to look forward to with the arrival of winter. If you’re among the millions of Americans, however, who suffer from chronic pain, winter can bring on a whole new set of problems and pains.

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Having Family Meetings in South Florida to Resolve Eldercare Issues

A crisis can bring a family closer together and illustrate strength and love; or it can drive a wedge of resentment between members. Whenever a loved one’s heath, safety or wellbeing becomes a concern, it is important to be proactive and address your loved one’s issues. If the issues come to a point of crisis, families – often spread out across several states – need to call themselves together to discuss the changes which are occurring and will occur in the future.

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When Your Loved One Resists Care in South, Florida

“How many times has your mother refused to change her clothes? Has your father resisted getting out of bed? Has your wife pushed you away when you tried to brush her teeth? Many times a caregiver will be particularly frustrated by her loved one’s refusal to help himself. At times she can’t help but think that the person she cares for “36 hours a day” is going out of his way to make her miserable! The increasing irrationality of individuals with dementia makes it even harder on the caregiver.”

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Practitioners Urge Congress to Rethink Healthcare

South Florida Geriatric Care Manager Amy Seigel, RN, CCM Testifies on Need for Coordinated Health and Elder Care Health care reform is at the top of President Obama’s agenda, and he is looking for Congress to present a solid plan by this summer. In anticipation of this deadline, members of Congress are busy gathering tools and ammunition for the mammoth undertaking to revamp our current health care system. As part of this preparation, health care practitioners from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill this week to brief members of Congress on specific recommendations to improve health care delivery.

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Welcome to our South Florida Elder Care Blog!

Here’s a little about us: Advocare’s South Florida Geriatric Care Services Advocare’s geriatric care services roots took hold in 2001 when Amy Seigel began her private medical advocacy work. Amy is a graduate of University of Miami Nursing School, and is a Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Case Manager (CCM), and a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN).

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