ElderCare at Home brings you this newsletter in the spirit of cooperation and education.We hope you find this information useful and informative.
Best Alzheimer's Blog 2019
ElderCare at Home's Award Winning Blog
ElderCare at Home is pleased to annnounce that once again we have been voted one of the
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Cultivating a New Mindset
Healthy Habits for a New Start
A Time for Renewal and Regeneration
If there is a month that ushers in the springtime the most, then that month must be April. As the flowers begin to bloom and green leaves start coming back, this is a month of where you are reminded of the potential for renewal and regeneration. Family caregivers should use this month to see how renewal and regeneration play a role in their life. That is to say, there are still opportunities to make positive changes and transformations in your role as a family caregiver. Often, family caregiving causes a lot of stress. As a result of this stress, the role of a caregiver is considered a burden. Family caregivers may feel guilty if they consider their relationship to their loved one as "burdensome." While it is okay to feel stressed and overwhelmed at times, people can cope with stress by re-strategizing their approaches to caregiving and re-evaluating how they think about this stress. Instead of thinking of a certain situation as "bad," we can often reframe the situation that helps change our perception of it in a positive light. This technique can often help us cope with difficult scenarios and relieve stress in ways that can make us more effective caregivers.
Here are some tips to help cope with difficult situations:
Don't do it all by yourself: Part of caregiving is teamwork. It is okay to recognize your limitations and say "I can't do this." Instead of trying to tackle everything at once, reach out to family members and friends to see if you can recruit their help. Also, rely on community resources, like ElderCare, to alleviate your workload.
Come up with innovative solutions: Caregiving looks different for every individual. For example, your strengths may include communication and patience, but a weakness can include having difficulty responding to your loved one's negative emotions and behaviors, especially if they have a disease like Alzheimer's. Your weaknesses can either be overcome by recruiting help, or finding solutions around them. For example, instead of getting aggravated at your loved one's negative behaviors, you can try techniques to alleviate those behaviors like acknowledging your loved one's feelings and distracting their attention to something else. It is okay to struggle with some aspects of caregiving. Just know that there are always things you can try to make it better. And if you are at a loss for what to do, turn to experts if possible, like counselors who specialize in elder care.
Do not ignore your emotions: There are moments where you may feel overworked, hopeless, and as if you are unable to be a caregiver anymore. These feelings are very natural, and we do not recommend that you ignore feelings of depression and overstress. Instead, find a professional, like a licensed psychologist, with whom you can speak and open up about your feelings. Sometimes, exploring these emotions helps you resolve them and reminds you of a greater purpose that can keep you motivated. Never ignore your feelings, especially if they are causing you a lot of distress. Instead, grapple with them and try to find light in situations that are challenging you.
Caregiving is not meant to be easy, but there are always opportunities for improvement. Finding positive change takes some introspection and a little effort, but the hope is to allow this change to reduce the burdens of caregiving.
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Spring is here and it's the perfect time to take a "fresh"look at ElderCare at Home!
ElderCare at Home ~ Keeping Families Together!
My husband Terry and I started ElderCare at Home almost 20 years ago. We are a small, family owned and operated organization, with an impeccable reputation, that has always focused on quality of care versus quantity of patients.
ElderCare at Home has helped thousands of families keep their loved one at home with Better Care, at a Better Price, with Better Value™, than any of our competitors.
I hope you'll look through our website and call or email us the next time you, or a family member, might benefit from our services.
Thanks for your time and have a great day!
Elayne & Terry Forgie
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A New Program from ElderCare at Home
Cardiac Home Care Services
ElderCare at Home understands the challenges of recovering from or living with a cardio-vascular disorder. Our referred caregivers offer the highest level of comfort and care. They have the training, education and expertise to effectively help patients diagnosed with even the most complex cardiovascular disorders including:
- Cardiac Arrest
- Congenital Heart Defect
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Heart Valve Problems
- High Cholesterol
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Post-Surgical Patient
A highly skilled geriatric care consultant or registered nurses (RN) can meet with the patient and help him or her determine which services, if any, would be most appropriate. Home-based
cardiac care services
- Complimentary Pre-Operative Home Care Consultation
- Complimentary Post-Operative Home Care Consultation
- Implementation of Post-Operative Care Plan
- Dressing Changes
- Medication Management
- Nutritious Meal Preparation
- Diet & Nutrition Instruction
- Education & Disease Management
- Maintenance of a Quiet, Comfortable Environment
- 24 Hours Per Day ~ 7 Days Per Week
If you are interested in
learning more about what we can do to help you, please
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T h e I m p o r t a n c e of E x e r ci s e
Aging Well: Staying Mobile in Old Age
For anyone who has reached old age or younger, if you are able to walk for exercise, then you should start now. According to a
surveying more than 1,600 men and women between the ages of 70 and 89. Half of these people randomly assigned to an exercise program we 28% less likely to have become disabled and 18% less likely to have any problems with disability.
Exercise, it is widely believed, can help promote healthy aging, which entails mobility later in life, less health problems, and increased independence. In this blog, we want to share a few easy ways how you can make exercise a normal part of your everyday schedule. Before starting any kind of exercise schedule, please consult with your doctor about the below suggestions before starting them. Your doctor will know what to advise based on your medical history and current health status. Additionally, a doctor would be able to lead you to helpful resources to teach you how to perform exercises correctly.
- Go for Walks: This is one of the easiest ways to start an exercise routine. Walk at a pace that increases your heart rate and allows you to break a slight sweat. This would indicate that you are walking fast enough to constitute it as exercise. Start out for only fifteen minutes every session, and after a week, increase it to thirty minutes. Try increasing the time by fifteen-minute intervals every week until you get to an hour. Eventually, you may want to try other things.
- Swim: Swimming is a great exercise primarily because it is a fantastic cardiovascular exercise. Secondly, it is very beneficial for your joints since you are not doing any kind of high-impact activity. If you have access to a gym, talk to someone about memberships. If you have a community pool where you live, then take advantage of that opportunity.
- Resistance Training: Resistance training means lifting weights for exercise. This kind of training is beneficial because it not only helps you build strength, but it helps your bones stay strong and it is a preventive action against injury. We recommend consulting with a certified trainer at least once or twice to teach you the basics of proper form, even if you are not doing any kind of complex lifting.
- Stretch: One way to start building a relationship with your body is to work on areas that need help. Stretching helps your muscles become flexible and it can help decrease pain in areas like the knees, hips, and back.
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"When we needed immediate assistance for in-home care for our aunt, I called ElderCare at Home. Fortunately, Eldercare gave us what we needed, when we needed it. A wonderful Caregiver was referred to us and was with us for more than 9 months, and we couldn't ask for more. My aunt enjoyed her company and she was extremely well-cared for. The staff continually checked-in to see if we had issues or required any further help. ElderCare at Home was definitely "The Right Choice".
Professionally Trained Caregivers
F i n d t h e R i g h t T y p e o f C a r e
Find the Right Caregiver
Get Professional Help for Your Loved One
ElderCare at Home recognizes that finding time to balance all of your responsibilities is a challenge. If you have an aging loved one, then you might feel like you're at wit's end trying to keep everything in order. That is why we are here to help.
Our certified nursing assistants and home health aides are screened to ensure that your loved one is receiving the care they deserve. A component of the care they might receive is help with meal preparation. As we mentioned above, ensuring that your loved one is well-nourished and fed is crucial for their continued care.
The aides we refer to you all have expertise in providing care for seniors who have degenerative neurological disorders. So, they will know the appropriate strategies and techniques to practice during challenging situations.
ElderCare at Home also promises to match you with the caregiver who can meet your or your loved one's needs to the fullest. Visit our webpage and read about our Caregiver Match Guarantee.
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888-285-0093 or visit our website
We're More Than Just Private Duty Home Care
Specialty Home Care Programs
In addition to our Alzheimer's/dementia specific private duty referral services, ElderCare at Home, a licensed nurse registry, has referred caregivers who have provided exceptional care to thousands of patients through a number of specialty home care programs and our vast network of referred, independent contractors.
Each referral program allows the patient to recuperate in the place they most want to be... their own home! Most patients experience positive outcomes and are able to enjoy an improved quality of life.
ElderCare at Home is always here for you!
To learn more, reach out to us at anytime (561) 585-0400.
Client Referral Program
A Promotional Offer From ElderCare at Home
ElderCare at Home would like to thank you!
As you know, our mission is to help seniors live confidently and age gracefully at home for as long as possible. We are continually working to educate the community about the services that we provide. However, it is often difficult to get this information to everyone.
ElderCare at Home would like to ask for your help in this endeavor. If you know of anyone who could benefit from our services, simply give them one of our Client Referral Program flyers with your name written on it and prompt them to schedule a FREE assessment. If they retain our services, we will give each of you 15% off a week's worth of services*!
Thank you so much for your help! We really appreciate it.
Educating Yourself: The Power of Knowledge and Caregiving
ticle from the ElderCare at Home Blog
As a caregiver, you face a lot of unknowns. You may be wondering, "How can I do this?", "How will I afford this?", "What does this medical information mean?", and so on. In this blog, we want to talk about the power of information and knowledge, as well as the power of asking for help. Knowing what to do is powerful, but it is not the complete story. [. . .]
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Caregiver Support Groups
Open Support Groups for Family Caregivers
Caring for someone that has Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other cognitive impairment is hard. These support groups are attended by caregivers who are struggling with all kinds of different challenges and emotions.
ElderCare at Home in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, facilitates more than 17 Caregiver Support Groups throughout the Palm Beach County area.
Our Alzheimer's caregiver support groups are different! Our caregivers are able to come together and share in a warm, relaxed and nurturing environment.
We also offer a monthly telephone support group for all Alzheimer's caregivers who are either unable to attend in person, or live out of state.
Call (561) 588-4545 to RSVP
for any of the support groups listed.
Accepting New CNA and HHA Registrations
We are currently recruiting independent contractors who not
only enjoy working with the memory impaired, but who have an interest in making a difference in the lives of the patients and families they serve.
Do you have these qualities?
Referral opportunities are available throughout South Florida.We've been helping
for over 17 years. As an Independent Contractor, you tell us exactly where you want to
; how many hours you can devote to your clients; and the type of caregiving situations you are looking for!
Call us Today (561) 585-0400 or Apply Online
The Best Compliment
Refer Your Friends and Family
The best compliment you can give us is the referral of your friends and family! We always appreciate referrals from our satisfied clients to friends and family members or professional resources. To send us a referral, simply call (561) 585-0400. Thank you!
We welcome the opportunity to serve
the people you care about.