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Many perceptions about aging are negative: old people can’t learn new things; they’re frail; they get senile; they’re a burden. These stereotypes are not only untrue, but they make us fear and dread aging. No matter your age, it isn’t too late to make choices that improve your emotional and physical health.
This year, seniors and their families are facing the same issues they have been in their aging journey but with the added challenges of the pandemic. Questions about how to best navigate the healthcare system, access resources such as benefits and entitlements, ensure a safe living environment, and get quality care are best answered with a care manager by your side. Contact Senior Transitions at 850-894-6720 to learn more.
With COVID-19 cases still rising throughout the United States, many of the families I work with are concerned about how to keep their loved ones safe and healthy. On the other hand, many are reaching their limits with lockdowns and quarantines, especially with the holidays coming up. Senior Transitions helps seniors make the best of these trying circumstances and ease their isolation.
While Florida’s governor has started to ease restrictions, positive COVID-19 cases among residents or staff usually results in another lock-down. Families are frustrated and residents, especially those with dementia, are upset and don’t understand why their loved ones have ‘abandoned’ them. Here’s how a geriatric care manager can help.
Preparation is key for natural disasters, but sometimes family members have a tough time agreeing on a strategy. Care managers can help families plan and prepare, and provide expert guidance to find a unique solution that’s right for your senior.
As visiting restrictions begin lifting in nursing homes and memory care units across the country, it’s important to thoughtfully prepare for reunions so that everyone feels comfortable. The tips shared here can help you start.
Learn how you could benefit from Senior Transitions LIVE, a service that offers a way for distant family or caregivers with restricted visitation due to COVID-19 to see their aging loved one via FaceTime.
If your aging parent in a memory care unit or nursing home has claimed they, “want to go home,” it’s important to learn what your loved one is really asking for and what “home” represents to find a good solution.
When it became clear that in-home care wasn’t meeting Louise’s needs, her sons were still hesitant to take the next step and place her in a memory care unit. Learn how Senior Transitions helped them find a solution everyone was comfortable with, before it was too late.
MaryFlo became concerned about her mother’s driving and safety, but wasn’t sure how to start the conversation. Discussing issues that put your aging parent’s independence at risk can be difficult, but a geriatric care manager can help.
We serve the Big Bend area of Florida, including Tallahassee, located in Leon County, along with Wakulla, Jefferson and Gadsden counties in a 50 mile radius.