March 2019

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Our newsletter is filled with information on some of the wonderful programs and services we offer to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other memory impairment.  

This month we will be bringing you some great tips via our Monday Mojo and Wednesday Workshops! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don't miss a thing!  And remember to check-out our  Events CalendarĂ‚ and our Support Groups Calendar.
 
As always, our team is here to help ~ whenever you are ready to reach-out! 
Memory Care at Home
Preserving Dignity and Maintaining Quality of Life
If your loved one has been diagnosed with a memory related illness, we can help your family with professional, at home memory care services.

Our Memory Care at Home programs help to reduce stress; maximize the time you have together at home, and create a successful plan for the future.  

Each family works with an Aging Life Care Manager, social worker and/or registered nurse consultant, from the time of diagnosis, through end-of-life care.

 
Home Safety Tips
Some tips for making the home a safe environment for the person with dementia include:
  • Arrange furniture simply and consistently and keep the environment uncluttered.
  • Remove loose rugs and seal carpet edges that may be safety hazards.
  • Install night-lights in the hallways and around the toilet to help a person find their way to the bathroom at night.
  • Dispose of, or safely store, all old medications and hazardous materials.
  • Install safety switches, which are now recommended, in homes.
  • Try to only use appliances with automatic cut-off mechanisms.
  • Replace more dangerous forms of heating, such as bar radiators, with safer heating options, such as column heaters.
  • Check appliances like heaters and toasters to make sure they do not present any safety hazards.
  • Replace long electrical cords on appliances with coiled or retractable cords.
  • Consider thermostats to control the temperature of water that comes out of the hot water taps.
  • Check that smoke detectors are fully functional - a person with dementia may need someone else to check the battery and make sure the alarm is loud enough.
 
NEW Early Stage Support Group
Our Early Stage Support Group will be held on March 15th from 10:00am - 11:00 am and will be held on the 4th Friday of each month.  This group is for those with early stage memory loss.


To learn more, or to register, please call us at (561)588-4545


 
Submit Your Questions to info@alzpb.org
Comprehensive Assessments & Care Plans
The primary goal of Care Management and Aging Life Care services is to help clearly identify the problems, and recommend appropriate, realistic solutions, that improve the quality of life for the Alzheimer's caregiver and care receiver.

Our Assessment is extremely comprehensive and begins with and in-depth telephone call to review your concerns as well as your current caregiving challenges. The  includes a review of the patients physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs; medications; cognitive function; ability to complete ADL's (activities of daily living) and IADLs (instrumental activities of daily living), as well as a complete fall prevention and home safety evaluation.

Shamrock Juice ~ St. Patrick's Day Treat

Shamrock Juice! A Sweet Treat for 
St. Patrick's Day

Ingredients:
  • pineapple juice
  • lime popsicles
  • green apples
  • sparkling lemonade
  • sparkling white grape juice
Directions:
  1. add 1 part of each
  2. cut the lime popsicles into cubes 
  3. add to the drink  {they will melt of course but that gives the drink a great green color}
  4. Slice a thin cut of apple {just to the side of the core}& then use a shamrock shape cookie cutter and add to the side of the glass & you are good to go!.
  5. Drink with your loved ones and enjoy!

Contact the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center anytime at (561) 588-4545.
Paint for Fun Class for Caregivers & Loved Ones

 

   The Alzheimer's Care Resource Center will host

a monthly Paint for Fun™ class on 

Friday, March 22, 2019

from 10:00am - 12:00pm 

 

There is no charge to attend!

 

Working step by step, with our instructor, you will create your very own masterpiece. During the painting class, participants will enjoy upbeat music, snacks, and refreshments in a fun and cheerful environment. 

 

When complete, all participants can keep their painting as a souvenir. Come join the fun! 


 

No experience needed! Space is limited. 
To register, 
call (561) 588-4545.
Become a Comforting Companion

Would you like a rewarding job as a caregiver where you can make a difference in someone's life? Do you know someone who enjoys working with the elderly?

We are currently looking for caring, kind, dependable and personable individuals who desire to provide non-medical, in-home care to the elderly. Tasks typically include:
  •      Companionship and conversation
  •      Meal preparation and planning
  •      Light housekeeping
  •      General assistance
If you're a warm, enthusiastic and compassionate person with a heart for working with seniors, then the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center could be perfect for you. We offer competitive pay and a personally rewarding work environment where you can truly feel good about what you are doing.  


Call Today to Learn How to Get Started! (561) 588-4545
March 2019 Calendar of Events
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If you have questions or would like more
i nformation,
contact the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center,  f eel free to
call us at (561) 588-4545. Thank you!!
About Us
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The Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization,   is the only non-profit organization in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie county focused strictly on meeting the needs of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers. We are so excited that we can bring these wonderful programs and services to the community and further our mission of helping caregivers to relax, renew and reach-out to help meet their own unique self-care needs.   
 
You can reach us at (561) 588-4545 or
visit our website at www.alzpb.org

  

Sincerely,  

Alzheimer's Care Resource Center