COVID-19 and Ongoing Caregiving Challenges

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.

“Mom’s in a Facility: Why Do I Still Need a Care Manager?”

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.

Loneliness and the Elderly

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.

Grief like the Ocean

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it’s overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” (Vicki Harrison)