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.
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.
March 20th marks the first day of spring: the season of rebirth, growth, and renewed hope. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones and friends and experience the changing season together. Learn how the Violets Club were able to reconnect with each other, and nature.
Many older people think that it’s too late to learn a new skill. But this is just simply not true. There is NO age limit to learning. When you try something new, you’re opening your world to endless new possibilities: new people, new places, and new activities.
It’s common for many of us, seniors included, to feel some sadness or emptiness after the “Hallmark moments” of the December holidays are over. Remaining connected afterwards is especially important for seniors who have been socially isolated because of the pandemic.
It isn’t unusual for shorter days, colder weather, and the stress/expectations of the holidays to take an emotional toll. Everyone has days during the winter when they feel tired and unmotivated but, in Janet’s case, things seemed especially concerning. Read about Janet’s struggle with seasonal affective disorder and how we helped her combat the ‘winter blues.’
If you’re a caregiver, chances are you’ve had a lot of questions and may not have had the best luck finding those answers. Here are some frequently asked questions we’ve been asked by caregivers, as well as helpful resources for each to further your research and point you in the right direction.