ElderCare at Home brings you this newsletter in the spirit of cooperation and education. We hope you find this information useful and informative.
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
Assistance with Sending Gifts
| Attend Holiday Services
Holiday Baking/Meal Preparation
To learn more call ElderCare at Home at
Director of Community Relations
We are thrilled to announce that Leslie Rangel has joined ElderCare at Home as our Director of Community Relations. Leslie graduated from
Florida State University where she majored in Music Therapy and received her Masters Degree in Education from Strayer University.
For the past 17 years Leslie has worked in the senior living and elder care arena where she has focusing specifically on those living with Alzheimer's disease/dementia.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Leslie to the ElderCare at Home family!
If you have any questions or want to learn more
about how ElderCare can help,
then please call 800-285-0093 or visit our
How to Cope With Feelings Of Fear
Caring for a loved one who has dementia can feel like a constant crisis. Caregivers often see money, jobs,independence, healthm, and their very identity being sucked into the dark void of caregiving - and it's frightening. This workshop will help you cope with feelings of Fear and will be presented by the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center on Thursday November 13th from 10:30 am - 11:30
PLEASE RSVP AS SPACE IS LIMITED! (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
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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Health and Mind
Taking Care of Your Body and Mind
It is impossible to predict the future. Despite this fact, we can often act in such a way to bring about a desirable outcome in the future. As we age, our bodies change, and, as a result, our experiences of the world also changes. Aging and its effects on our bodies are inevitable, but these changes do not always have to be negative. In this blog, we want to focus on one part of our body and how we can take care of it as we age. We are referring to our brains.
Our brains are the powerhouses of our bodies. An unhealthy brain, means an unhealthy body. Although our brain does function somewhat differently in old age, we should not expect it to decline dramatically. Disease like Alzheimer's are an unnatural part of aging-it should not be happening. Unfortunately, there are often genetic, historical, and other health factors out of our control. However, we can focus on some things that we do have control over to ensure that our brains maintain their health over time.
Leading a healthy lifestyle can mean many different things. We will go over what "living healthily" looks like:
- Getting enough sleep: Perhaps one of the most important things to be aware of is your sleep. Sleeping a good 7 to 9 hours a night helps many other parts of your health fall into place. Good sleep can restore your energy, improve your mood, help you regulate your weight, as well as preserve your mental health. Sleeping less than seven hours a night has been linked to an increase risk of dementia in old age.
- Eating healthy: According to a Harvard Medical School letter, a good diet for your brain is a diet that is also good for your heart and blood vessels. In the letter, they recommend eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats (like fish), unsaturated fats (like olive oil), and vitamins and minerals. The best way to ensure you are getting enough vegetables and fruit is to have at least one serving of them with every meal. Try to make your plates colorful, meaning you should have different colored vegetables and fruits so you can get a diverse array of important vitamins.
- Exercise: Depending on your abilities, you should start an exercise routine. To begin, try taking walks around the neighborhood. Incorporate more exercises as you progress over time. A combination of weightlifting and cardio will provide the most benefits. Always consult a doctor before starting any exercise routine.
- Learning: Keep your brain engaged with activities that stimulate your mind, like puzzles, learning new tasks, or reading. There are so many ways to keep your mind engaged, just be creative! Find a mentally stimulating hobby that you love and prioritize it. If you like to paint, set aside time on the weekends to paint. If you like to learn languages, see if your community offers language tables where you can practice with others. Learning may not prevent degenerative neurological disorders, but they are correlated with fewer symptoms in old age.
- Prioritize mental health: Do not let stress overwhelm you. If you are overly stressed, anxious, or depressed, then you should speak with a counselor who can help you find strategies and coping mechanisms to manage difficulties. Additionally, following the above steps can promote better mental health, especially sleeping enough every night.
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
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.
Activities to do with Loved Ones in the Mid- to Late-Stages of Alzheimer's
ticle from the ElderCare at Home Blog
Alzheimer's disease progresses through various stages. The beginning stages are generally characterized by mild memory loss, word confusion, and some behavioral changes. Many times, people can live somewhat normally during the early stages of Alzheimer's. As things progress, memory, confusion, and behaviors become worse. Family caregivers are often at odds with themselves as they try to figure out the best way to care for their aging loved one. One of the things caregivers may wish to know more about is organizing activities with your loved one. What kind of activities are they able to do if they are in the mid- to late-stages of the disease. In today's blog, ElderCare at Home will list some ideas [. . .]
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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.
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.