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ElderCare at Home brings you this newsletter in the spirit of cooperation and education. We hope you find this information useful and informative.
  
Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays! With the holiday season coming around the corner, ElderCare at Home recognizes just how busy this time of year can be for everyone. This is especially the case for those who are family caregivers. Additionally, this time of year that is especially important for those who make it a tradition to be around ones they love. This is why we want to be around to help out. Consider these tips to make the holiday season manageable and as stress-free as possible. 

(1) Find Professional HelpElderCare at Home has served as a quality, match-making nurse registry for many years. We help find caregivers who are best suited to provide for your needs and that work best for your schedule. If you think you can benefit from our services, especially during the holiday season, then please give us a call. We can find the caregivers that best match the needs of you and your loved one. 

(2) Plan Before You Travel: Traveling over the holidays is very common for almost everyone. Being a family caregiver can complicate this process. For example, if you plan on leaving your loved one home, then it is necessary for you to find replacement help. This is why nurse registries like ElderCare exist--to help fill in these gaps. However, if you plan on taking your loved one with you on your travels, then remember to make the entire process as smooth as possible for the sake of your loved one. Find all necessary accommodations, locate all emergency centers, and bring everything your loved one needs, like medications. Planning ahead of time will save from dealing with potential trouble.

(3) Know When to Say "No": Sometimes, the holidays can be too overwhelming. Seeing family, cooking meals, traveling, and so on. We suggest that you do what is best for you and your loved one. If you think that participating in holiday festivities will be too much of an imposition, then say "no." That is okay. You deserve to be as stress-free as possible during the holidays. If you feel like you absolutely must do something, then try to keep in simple. Instead of cooking everything at your house, for example, ask others to bring food. Keep the environment small, intimate, and as quiet as possible. 

Remember, ElderCare at Home is here for you. Please call us at 561-585-0400 if you have any questions. We want to help! 

For the 19th year, ElderCare at Home presents our ElderCare Elves program!

Could you use some extra help this holiday season?
Caring and compassionate caregivers are available to help bring the joy and
spirit of this holiday season, into the heart and the home, of you and your loved one.

Our elves are ready, willing and able to assist you with: 

 Holiday Shopping
 Present/Gift Wrapping
 Decorating
 Assistance with Sending Gifts
 Attend Holiday Services
 Companionship/Socialization
 Holiday Baking/Meal Preparation
 Light Housekeeping



To learn more call ElderCare at Home at
(561) 585-0400

 

ElderCare at Home's Tips and Tools


Download our Caregiver Tips & Tools

Caregiving is a tough job to take on. Fortunately, you do not have to do it all alone. ElderCare at Home wants to provide you with the resources you need to be the best caregiver you can. Please click below to visit our new webpage:


Click our link to learn about suggestions and tips to make you a more efficient caregiver. And if we can't answer a specific question, we will give you the appropriate resources you need to find answers.

Making positive change to your caregiving techniques can have benefits for both you and your loved one. 

 

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. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call us at 561-585-0400



If you have questions about how ElderCare can help, please call us at  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.

 

How to Care for Your Mind
A Video for Family Caregivers

If you're a family caregiver or if a loved one in your family has dementia, then you are likely familiar with the devastating toll a degenerative neurological disorder can take on someone wellbeing. Although there is only so much you can do to take preventative measures against these kinds of disorders, there are other ways to prepare for your life ahead. 

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Gift Ideas for Your Aging Loved One

   

Spreading Love on the Holidays

 
As the holiday season approaches, you may be thinking about what you want to buy for your aging loved one. If you are a family caregiver, chances are that you spend a lot of time with your loved one and have a fairly good idea about his or her interests. But even so, it may still be difficult to come up with ideas about what presents to buy. ElderCare at Home will provide some gift ideas.

First, you should take into consideration your loved one's current medical condition. If your loved one has Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, then this will determine the kind of gift you should buy. For instance, if your loved one has a more advanced stage of Alzheimer's, then it is unlikely that you would buy them a full-length book to read or something that would involve a heavy amount of concentration and cognitive energy. In this case, you can buy useful things like pillows or blankets for their bed. But if your loved one is fully aware and unimpaired by a neurological disorder, then your options may be more open.
Here are some ideas:

1) Clothes: This is a good idea for your loved one who may be unable to leave the house often and who need some comfortable new clothes to wear. Consider buying clothes that are comfortable to wear around the house like loose fitting pants or soft T-shirts.

2) Medication organizer: Managing medications can be difficult for seniors. If your loved one has to keep track of multiple medicines, then you should consider buying an organizer to help them keep track. Such organizers can range from a simple pill box organized by days to larger boxes that come with a clock and timer attached to remind those who have to take pills at specific times.

3) Memory journals or photobooks: If you have the time and if you think it is appropriate, consider putting together a scrapbook of old pictures of your loved one, pictures of their children, or pictures of their grandchildren. Not only is making this book a wonderful way to be thoughtful and personal, but it is a great way to spend quality time with your loved one. Looking through such a book can encourage the telling of stories or jokes and sharing laughs.

4) Gift Cards to Their Favorite Stores: If you know where your loved one likes to shop, it is always a great idea to get them a gift card to their favorite places so they can buy the things that they like. This also makes your job a little easier since you are giving them control over what to get.

5) Exercise Equipment: If your loved one is active, perhaps they would appreciate exercise clothes, shoes, reusable water bottles, and the like!

6) Blankets, towels, pillows: These gifts work well in whatever kind of living arrangements in which your loved one lives. These items can be nice additions to their house or a nursing home room. They can easily be transported, too.

7) Their favorite foods: If you know what kinds of food they like, then this is always a great way to show how much you appreciate them. For instance, if your loved one is a lover of chocolate, then visit any local bakery or  boutique de chocolat and see if they sell good quality chocolate or chocolate pastries. You should also make the gift presentable in nice wrapping or in a decorated box.

8) Tickets to events or shows: Try to look online to see if there are any coming attractions within the next year. If an artist or a play is coming to town and you know that your loved would like to see it, then taking your loved one to experience this show would be a very thoughtful gift. A lot of the times, good experiences and memories can make the best presents.

9) Electronic devices: Many seniors are jumping on the wagon and starting to use electronic tablets and iPhones. Fortunately, many of these electronic devices have tutorials on which your loved one can learn to use the device. This would be a very convenient gift since you can access the internet, read the news, send emails, and keep in touch with friends and family all on one device.

10) Make a gift: If you are crafty and have skills in sewing, knitting, painting, drawing, or writing music, then this is perhaps one of the most thoughtful gifts to ever give. This is also a wonderful idea for grandchildren to give to their grandparents since the latter will likely cherish the creative work of children very much.

Thinking of what to buy might be challenging, especially if your loved one is one of those people who doesn't "need" anything. But, we hope that the above list has inspired you with some initial ideas. There is still time before the holidays, so we hope you find the perfect gift to give.



If you are interested in ElderCare at Home
and learning more about what we can do to help,
call 888-285-0093 or visit our  website.

 

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.

 

Aging at Home
An Ar ticle from the ElderCare at Home Blog
                      
Aging at home can be one of the best options for your loved one and their wellbeing. What exactly does aging at home mean and how can you determine whether your loved one can "age at home"? Today's blog will go over these topics to help family caregivers make informed decisions about their loved one's health and safety. [. . .]

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disease  and caregiving, subscribe to our blog.

 

"Be Gentle with Yourself "
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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 (Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, Delray Beach and Boca Raton)
 
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.

 

Career Opportunities
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?
  • Experience
  • Compassion
  • Loyalty
  • Commitment
  • Kindness
  • Professionalism
Referral opportunities are available throughout South Florida.We've been helping  caregivers like you find employment for over 17 years. As an Independent Contractor, you tell us exactly where you want to  work; 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.  


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