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Senior Housing

Finding Your Home Away From Home 

The lives of our family, and in particular our mother (Josephine Giarratano), have been touched and impacted by the health care industry and the people that tirelessly toil in this profession.    That being said, as we reflect on the experiences of the past two years, we would like to express our gratitude...

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What Should I Know About COVID-19 Vaccines For Elderly Adults?

Now that vaccines are available to fight the COVID-19 virus and are now being distributed to health care workers and at-risk adults, many seniors will soon be able to be vaccinated. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet and social media regarding vaccines for elderly people...

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Self-Care for Seniors During COVID-19

As they age, seniors face a litany of new challenges to their well-being. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world, seniors are among the most vulnerable population to the deadly virus. Along with monitoring their physical health, seniors are being encouraged to support their mental health....

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How Do You Know A Senior Community Is Safe In The Covid-era?

The safety of our loved ones is always our highest concern, and that has been magnified during the COVID Era. It’s difficult to see through all of the conflicting information being shared to determine if it’s fact or opinion. As a Caregiver, it’s important that you are arming yourself with the information...

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9 Assisted Living Mistakes to Avoid During Your Senior Care Research

Are you struggling with finding the right assisted living community for your loved one? Has your senior care research process been overwhelming and time consuming to the point of frustrating you? Well, don’t give up yet as with the right knowledge and approach, you will find the process easy...

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The 10 A's of Alzheimer's

Agitation and frustration are common behaviors for those with Alzheimer's and can lead to a feeling of hopelessness by you, the caregiver or family member. There are a few strategies that may help, but first, as hard as it is, you must come to terms that mom's or dad's reality may be different now. Trying...

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Respite Stays - Learn More About the Benefits

Offering a short-term stay or “respite” program allows guests the opportunity to experience our community without any long-term commitment and offers caregivers some time to do, well whatever they need to do. It is important for caregivers to get a break now and then, and short-term stays is a great...

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The Benefits of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Collier County

Great news! Seniors who volunteer in their communities are healthier, happier, and feel more involved.  A recent independent study from the Corporation for National and Community Service found that among seniors who serve their communities: 84 percent feel their health is stable or improving 78...

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Part 3B: Can I Stay At Home?

Hire Caregivers Privately (not via an Agency) As the need for additional help becomes apparent to loved ones, outside caregivers are often considered. Perhaps there is someone completely trustworthy who lives on the block or is a member at your church who is a good fit. Perhaps you got a great reference...

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Respite Options For Family Caregivers

Respite care can provide a much needed break for family caregivers and help avoid burnout. According to the AARP and NAC report, “Caregiving in the US 2020”, more than a third of family Caregivers rate their job as highly emotionally stressful, and nearly 1 in 5 reports a high level of physical strain....

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Palmview Memory Support Explores Magic of Monarch Butterflies

There is something quite magical about the metamorphosis of butterflies - each captivating stage that transforms a curious caterpillar into a Monarch butterfly with bright, golden wings.  At Palmview, a specialized assisted living community in Cape Coral, these butterflies have become a source of joy...

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SBB University | Ethical Considerations for Self-Determination in Long-Term Care During Covid 19

SBB University Caregiving Resources explores areas of ethical considerations for self-determination, risk of dignity, and safety in long-term care during COVID 19; to identify ways to advocate for the rights of older adults. Meet the panelists: Benjamin Surmi, MSG | Social Gerontologist with Koelsch...

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6 Things to Ask When Searching for Assisted Living in Naples, FL

The decision to move a loved one into an assisted living community is challenging, to say the least. On top of dealing with the range of emotions connected with the decision, finding a community that meets your parent or spouse’s needs requires a fair amount of due diligence. You want a community that...

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How Can LTCC's Be Paid For?

While LTCC's are not cheap, they may still be less expensive than living at home when all things are considered. The options for paying for a LTCC include: Private Pay - your income and liquidized assets (annuities, IRA’s, etc.), help from family members and veterans benefits (see below). Long Term...

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Six Misconceptions About Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are wonderful options for many seniors. The services and amenities provided allow residents to have a comfortable, worry-free lifestyle that is typically more independent than life at a nursing home. Every type of facility; however, offers different benefits and varied levels...

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Added Safety in Assisted Living During Changing Times

It is the dawn of a new era and conditions are changing, urging forth a new kind of norm in assisted living communities. And it’s looking good. Infection prevention and control protocols are at the head of every community's priorities. Today’s communities have up-to-date testing in place, along with...

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Benefits of a Small Board and Care/Residential Living Home

Reasons for choosing a personal Board and Care Home Most people prefer to stay at home as they age but that’s not always possible. They typically provide awake staff 24/7 so you have peace of mind that there is always someone there to assist if needed. It’s like living in your own home with a family...

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NAVIGATING YOUR POST-HOSPITAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

What is Managed Care?  Any arrangement for health care in which an organization, such as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), another type of doctor-hospital network, or an insurance company, acts as intermediary between the person seeking care and the physician/facility administering the care....

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Why You Should Consider an Irrevocable Trust

As a Certified Elder Law Attorney*, I am often asked by my clients how they can protect their savings from a nursing home.   They think if they end up in the nursing home, their hard-earned assets and even their home could be lost. They’ve heard that perhaps they should give the home or money to their...

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Mom needs more Care. Is It Time for a Move?

Is It Time For A Move? Knowing when and if it’s time for a loved one to move to a personal care home or assisted living is not easy. Ideally most people want to age in place for as long as possible. However, if one’s independence and well-being start to decline and the practicality, safety, and the...

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