It is possible to age in place with grace and dignity!Palm Beach Care Management works with families in the Palm Beach, Florida area to offer personalized care and guidance so that every need is met while your aging loved one maintains the quality of life they desire.
Caregiver burnout looks like a hero whose flame has gone out. Take Cindy for instance. She was taking care of her mother, moved home to be more available, and was also still working full-time. Her mother isn’t ill, but she was aging, losing mobility, her eyesight was failing, and she was needing help with meals and medication. This was just the beginning of the journey.
COVID- 19 has heightened our awareness of senior health and safety. Even though there has always been consideration for the seniors in our lives, the bar has been raised. The care levels have reached beyond health care providers and caregivers. It really put family, neighbors, and friends on a level of alert that is unprecedented. The need for Aging Life Care Managers® became a value-added service available to families with aging parents.
As we approach the holiday season, it can be difficult navigating new challenges for aging loved ones due to changes in mobility, health or cognitive abilities. To help minimize stress and encourage a happy holiday for everyone, enlisting in the help of a care manager can ensure the success of the holiday for the whole family.
Being a decision maker for an aging person requires varying levels of choices. Most people know the difference between right and wrong in daily decision making, but it can be very stressful to make difficult decisions for a loved family member, which can cause feelings of anxiety and guilt. Having an outside, professional perspective can be invaluable in these situations.
Retirement is a perfect time for older adults to explore their passions, or discover new ones. Whether it’s something creative, or a physical activity, hobbies can be a healthy outlet for aging adults to remain sharp through their golden years. Find out how the one writer’s passion left a lasting legacy for her family.
Social isolation is a leading cause of depression for seniors. Being socially involved helps give you a sense of belonging, keeps you mentally sharp and engaged, and helps ward off the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Elder abuse includes emotional, physical, or sexual harm inflicted onto an older adult, including neglect of their welfare by those responsible for their care, and financial exploitation. As older adults become less able to care for themselves, it’s important to take notes of the signs of abuse to protect your loved ones.
Dementia is not just a disease that happens in old age. Early-onset dementia affects people younger than 65. If you or a loved one are experiencing memory or other cognitive issues, it’s important to get help as soon as possible to slow the progression of the disease.
More and more adults are faced with the reality of caring for a sick or aging parent, and this can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed or stressed for many family caregivers. Working with a care manager can help provide reprieve for caregivers by acting as a liaison, addressing emotional concerns, answering questions and more.
We can sometimes be unaware of the stress and exhaustion we take on over time as caregivers. Without proper support and opportunity for self-care, the mounting responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one can often lead to burnout. It’s important to recognize the warning signs, and take proactive steps to prevent burnout.