Alzheimer’s Help in West Palm Beach

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Care West Palm Beach, Alzheimer's Help, Caregiver Support, Caring for the Caregiver, Home Care for Alzheimer's Patients, Private Duty Home Care

Private Duty Home Care West Palm Beach

Private Duty Home Care West Palm Beach

Alzheimer’s Help in West Palm Beach

Alzheimer’s Help in West Palm Beach assists caregivers  and helps to alleviate stress and helps to provide affordable elder private duty care are and senior care options for the patient.

When you are are the full-time caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s important to know that if you live in South Florida, ElderCare at Home can help.

ElderCare at Home has helped thousands of caregivers and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, and throughout the entire South Florida area.

Alzheimer’s help through ElderCare at Home is an affordable alternative to providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s disease rather than placing them in a long term care facility or assisted living facility.  Although not the answer for all families, it is often the preferred choice when looking at affordable senior care and elder care options.

Private duty home care services through ElderCare at Home provide caregivers with the Alzheimer’s help they need to cope with the challenges of caring for someone with a neurodegenerative disorder.

If you think you might need help with Alzheimer’s Help in West Palm Beach, call ElderCare at Home today at 561-585-0400

 

 

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South Florida Geriatric Care Managers – Jupiter, Boca, West Palm Beach

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, Alzheimer's Care West Palm Beach, Alzheimer's Help, Caregiver Support, Caring for the Caregiver, Geriatric Care Management Services

South Florida Geriatric Care ManagersSouth Florida Geriatric Care Managers

South Florida Geriatric Care Managers provide geriatric care management services to the following South Florida areas: North Palm Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Wellington, Manalapan, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, South Palm Beach  and Lake Worth,

Our geriatric care management teams manages health care and quality of life needs for patients and families with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties.

Our geriatric care managers, social workers and nurse care managers are highly skilled and completely dedicated to helping you manage the complex needs of your loved one.

As the leaders of dementia specific geriatric care management services in South Florida,  we are the foremost experts at guiding families through their Alzheimer’s journey and managing care for Alzheimer’s patients.

Adult children and spouses often request help when they find it difficult to navigate the complexities of their elder loved ones needs. Some of the Alzheimer’s and dementia specific services we provide include:

  • Coordinating and managing all of your Alzheimer’s Care at Home needs and private duty home care needs
  • Crisis intervention and stabilization of the patient in their own home
  • Training and education of current caregivers as well as appropriate selection of additional or future caregivers
  • Medication management and health care management
  • Nutritional and dietary care
  • Improved socialization and cognitive stimulation
  • Comprehensive Home Safety Evaluations & Recommendations
  • Coaching for Caregiver Program
  • Support and education for family members to improve coping skills and communication skills
  • Accompany patient to physician appointments & manage compliance with physician orders

Geriatric Care Managers in South Florida can provide a wide variety of care management services after meeting with the client and performing an ElderCare Assessment. The ElderCare Plan is then created, implemented and continually monitored and updated as needs change.

Geriatric Care Managers vary widely and the fees they charge can be prohibitive for some families.  The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, a not-for-profit organization in South Florida, provides affordable geriatric care management and elder care services.

To learn more, about Geriatric Care Management Services in South Florida, call 855-476-7600

We provide geriatric care management services to the following South Florida areas: North Palm Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Wellington, Manalapan, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, South Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach and Broward County.

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Alzheimer’s Care at Home – Palm Beach, Broward & Martin County

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care at Home, Alzheimer's Care West Palm Beach, Alzheimer's Help

Alzheimer's Care at HomeAlzheimer’s Care at Home is available to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairments, throughout South Florida in Palm Beach county, Broward county, Martin county and St. Lucie county.

Although many Alzheimer’s caregivers want to do everything they can to keep their loved one at home and out of a nursing home, it is very difficult to do it alone.

There are a wide variety of private duty home care, respite care, care management, counseling, coaching and supportive services available to caregivers.

Finding the best providers to assist you with all of your Alzheimer’s Care at Home needs, takes just one telephone call.  We have helped thousands of families over the years and are here to help you too!

Call Us Today at 800-209-4342

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Find an Alzheimer’s Support Groups in West Palm Beach

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, Alzheimer's Care West Palm Beach, Alzheimer's Caregiver, Alzheimer's Help, Caregiver Support

Alzheimer's Support Groups West Palm BeachAre you searching for the best  Alzheimer’s Support Group in the West Palm Beach area?

A recently launched website, www.AlzheimersSupportGroups.net provides Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers with information on Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups located throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

Alzheimer's Support GroupsFor Caregivers… You have your own unique set of questions, concerns  and needs as you navigate the caregiving journey. Whether you are just starting on the path or whether you’ve been traveling it for awhile, we can help you find an Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support group that will make things just a little easier.

 

 

 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support GroupsFor Patients… If you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or any other cognitive impairment, finding a support group where you can share with others that are going through experiences similar to yours, can make this time more manageable. Not all support groups are alike. Let us find the best one for you!

 

 

 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support GroupsFor Friends… Maybe a close friend was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or someone you care about has just become a full-time caregiver, finding the answers to your questions and learning how you can best help, begins with finding the right support group. Contact us today to learn more!

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups are held in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens.

In addition, you can find specific support groups to meet your individual needs including:

  • Male Only Alzheimer’s Support Group
  • Newly Diagnosed Early Stage Alzheimer’s Support Group
  • Online Alzheimer’s Support Group
  • Teen Alzheimer’s Support Group
  • Skype Alzheimer’s Support Group
  • Evening Alzheimer’s Support Group

For more information, visit www.alzheimerssupportgroups.net

or call 855-476-7600

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Is Your Loved Ones Driving Ability Declining? What Should You Do?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Alzheimer's Help, Caregiver Support

Driving and Alzheimer's DiseaseWhat should you do if you begin to suspect that the person you care for is declining in their driving ability? Should you take away the keys? Have them evaluated? Or let them keep driving?

Some of the biggest problems are failure to yield the right of way, making improper left turns, and the inability to back up, get on and off the highway, negotiate blind spots, get lost driving to familiar places, and reacting quickly.

Although it is always a sensitive topic, we recommend that the first thing you do is to have a family discussion about your loved ones driving ability. For many older adults, particularly those who live in remote communities, driving is closely tied to independence. You need to be able to broach the subject with diplomacy and be prepared to suggest other ways for your parents to maintain independence and get around.

Spend some time learning about what it takes to be a safe driver and how age affects driving ability. When you begin talking to your parents, at least you’ll have some facts on hand.

Experts believe that 90 percent of the information we need to drive comes through our eyes, especially our peripheral vision. As we age, we need more light to see clearly, find it harder to adjust to glare from oncoming headlights and have difficulty refocusing from light to dark. Judging distances also becomes more difficult.

People with hearing loss have difficulty detecting high-pitched sounds from sirens, horns and train whistles. Plus reaction time in older adults is slower, making high-volume traffic conditions and negotiating busy intersections challenging. Making matters even worse, older drivers are more likely to be taking medications, some of which cause drowsiness or confusion.

Here are some warning signs to look for:

  • Getting lost when driving to familiar places
  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • Going through red lights or stop signs
  • Reacting too slowly, and straying into other lanes or onto the side of the road.
  • Showing significant hesitancy at intersections, making jerky stops and starts, and driving too slowly or too fast
  • Having difficulty making left turns and merging

Some additional things you can do is to help your loved on adjust to their changing abilities as a senior driver.  Share with them the following tips: Share with them the following tips:

  • Make sure you can easily see over the dashboard.
  • Check that your feet easily reach the pedals.
  • Make sure the steering wheel, mirrors and seats are adjusted properly.
  • Avoid night driving, driving in rush hour, and being on the road in bad weather.
  • Limit driving to short distances.
  • Plan and know the route in advance.
  • Create more simplified routes to favorite places, avoiding challenging merges and intersections.
  • Get regular medical check-ups that include vision and hearing tests and check your medications to make sure they’re not interfering.
  • Stay a safe distance behind the cars in front of you to make up for slower reaction time.
  • Look ahead to get a jump on trouble.
  • Avoid buying cars with heavily tinted windshields & windows.
  • Keep headlights clean.
  • Use night glasses to reduce glare.

 

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Alzheimer’s Support Groups in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Boca Raton

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, Alzheimer's Caregiver, Alzheimer's Help, Caregiver Support, Caring for the Caregiver, Dementia

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The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center facilitates support groups throughout Palm Beach County, for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as well as those in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or who have been newly diagnosed.

Alzheimer’s support groups are held every month at various locations including Lake Worth, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens.

Support groups provide Alzheimer’s caregivers with the opportunity to come together and share in a warm, relaxed and nurturing environment.

Telephone support groups, Teen Support groups and an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group for Men, are also offered each month.

For more information or if you have any questions, call the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center at 561-588-4545 or send an email.

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