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Ellen was struggling with the decision to move her mother, Jill, from her apartment in an assisted living facility to a memory care unit. As a case manager who’s helped hundreds of families through the years, I understood Ellen’s mixed emotions and the guilt she was feeling about moving her mother. We worked together to find a solution that ensured both her mother’s safety and quality of life.
We knew things would likely change as Bhavana’s health conditions worsened. Eventually, the day came when a bout with pneumonia led to a lengthy and difficult hospitalization. Bhavana was too weak, frail, and confused to return home. I helped Shreya locate an assisted living facility with a memory care unit and after Bhavana was discharged from the hospital, we moved her to the new location.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults and while some treatments can slow down its symptoms, there is no cure. Anyone who has cared for someone with Alzheimer’s can attest to the devastating toll the disease can take on family members, emotionally, physically, and financially.
Tiny houses – generally homes that are about 100 to 400 square feet – have become more popular due to TV shows such as “Tiny House Hunters” and the trend toward living more simply.
It’s common for families to struggle with making the decision to move an aging loved one to a facility. As a case manager who has helped hundreds of families over the years, I understand the uncertainty, grief, and even guilt that family members feel.
Are you losing sleep at night worrying about your loved one?
Loneliness is a particularly serious problem for seniors for many reasons. Losses such as the death of a spouse, partner, or close friends can be difficult to manage.
With a focus on caring and not curing, a hospice team usually includes a nurse, social worker, chaplain, and volunteers.
Advance planning can provide you with peace of mind and make things a little easier for your family if the time comes when you can’t speak for yourself or handle your financial affairs.
Music can have mental and physical benefits for people of all ages, and can play an important role in improving the quality of life for seniors.
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.