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Aging Life Care Association® Focuses on Healthy Aging for Men During Men’s Health Month 

 June is Men’s Health Month

The number of male caregivers is on the rise along with the average age of caregivers and the amount of stress impacting men’s health. According to a 2020 report “Caregiving in the U.S” by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, 39% of family caregivers are male and 34% are Baby Boomers. Twenty-three percent of Americans say their health has become worse due to caregiving..... 

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Pets for Seniors!

Pets and people are a great combination.    

If you are an Elder, or a caregiver for an older person, and already have a pet or considering getting a pet, keep reading.   Pets can be a great morale booster for the elderly, but they can also pose challenges!
The benefits of pet ownership for an older person are great. There is companionship, affection, and stimulation to mention a few..... 

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Ever wonder why the Morning Glory Logo?

Please read to find out and may it give you the reminder, that in 2021 and always we have a fresh new day, each day!   

Our logo signifies the strength and fragile nature of the Morning Glory.
Each day the flower opens and unfolds to its full potential.
Sometimes you will find these flowers and the vine it grows on in harsh conditions, but yet it comes out anew each day..... 

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It is Flu Season

Know the differences between the Flu and COVID19   

After months of learning about and practicing social distancing, thorough hand-washing, and vigilant mask-wearing, Americans are equipped with the knowledge on how to stay safe amid the novel corona virus COVID-19 pandemic! The nation now braces for outbreaks in influenza (flu). With the onset of flu season, it’s important to understand..... 

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Hosting Gatherings or Cook-Outs

Remind Guests to Stay Home if they are sick   

Remind invited guests to stay home if they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are showing COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who has had close contact with a person who has COVID-19 should also stay home and monitor their health. Invited guests who live with those at higher risk should also consider the potential risk to their loved ones..... 

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Make us a Piece of your Interdisciplinary Team Puzzle

Make us a Piece of your Interdisciplinary Team Puzzle   

Care Resources LLC is a professional Aging Life Care company which offers a variety of services to elder or special need adults and their support systems.
Maintaining quality of life for an older relative can be a difficult prospect, given the challenges of time, distance, and schedules...... 

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Why work with an Aging Life Care Professional during a crisis?

Staying 6 feet apart to serve you! Give us a call, we can help! 727-842-3344   

An Aging Life Care Professional® will help you assess the situation for your family. Every family is different, and Aging Life Care Professionals are able to devote 100% attention to their clients.
As more elderly face risk of catching the coronavirus (COVID-19), residents in retirement communities and elderly at home, some families are struggling with the decision of whether to...... 

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The Aging Life Care Association® Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Forged by Women Entrepreneurs to Educate and Develop Geriatric Care Professionals   

Thirty-five years ago, a group of visionary women in eldercare created a profession and a professional association. Originally the National Association of Private Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM), this non-profit has grown from 75 members to the now 2,000-strong Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA).
Since 1985, Aging Life Care Association members have cared for about two million older adults...... 

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Pet Trust Primer

We love our Pets   

Those of us who think of our companion animals as family members are becoming aware of the fact that part of our responsibility to these dependent creatures is to make sure that their care and comfort continue uninterrupted should we become incapable of caring for them ourselves. One way to plan for that contingency is to set up something called a pet trust. To help you decide if this might work for you, here..... 

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New Year... Same Fears!

WHAT THE ELDERLY FEAR THE MOST AND WAYS YOU CAN HELP   

By Rachel Bryant, OTA/L Care Manager for Care Resources, LLC
Studies show a common thread in the top fears that seniors have while they face the challenges of staying active and independent as they age. Understanding and acknowledging these fears can help to facilitate productive conversation and ease worries. Some of the top fears are..... 

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How an Unusual Connection “SAVED” our New Clients Life!

By Kelli Edwards, Owner and Executive Director of Care Resources  

Several months ago, I received a call from the other side of the country from a worried family member, (let’s call her Sue). She had not heard from her brother in six weeks and prior to that they talked several times a week. Her brother (let’s call him Bob) lived with their father until his passing earlier this year. When dad was in the hospital, Sue asked the case manager for help finding someone who could help them..... 

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How can I qualify for Medicare Home Care?

How can I qualify for Medicare Home Care?  

If you are recovering from an acute illness, you may be eligible for home health services that are paid for by the Medicare program. An Aging Life Care Manager can help you access licensed home health services by facilitating a conversation with your physician about your need for skilled nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy in your home. This is an important conversation..... 

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Reduce the Risk of Isolation with Resources and Support of Aging Life Care Professionals

Signs that an Older Adult is at Risk of Social Isolation

As we age, the opportunities to engage in social activities can start to become limited. Spouses and friends pass away, mobility becomes more difficult, and driving is no longer a possibility. However, the loss of interaction with others can result in poorer health outcomes. According to the NIH, social isolation can result in high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system..... 

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Moving Seniors: Settling into a New Home

Some seniors have special needs and moves for seniors need special planning.

Approximately 52 percent of seniors in the United States require some kind of long-term care in their lifetime.
In some cases, this just means the help of a home health aide. In many cases, though, it requires moving to a nursing home, retirement community, or assisted living facility..... 

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Keep Away Scammers: Fraud Prevention for Senior Safety

One important part of senior safety is fraud prevention. Seniors get scammed: here's how to help.

Seniors in the United States currently lose around $37 billion (yes, billion) every year to scammers.

These scams include telephone and online scams, but they also include family members and friends who take advantage of their elderly..... 

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America’s Drug Industry

Can America’s drug industry lower its prices? 

As an Aging Life Care Professional®, your clients have likely experienced increasing out-of-pocket drug expenses due to soaring medication costs. AARP Bulletin Jan/Feb 2019, stated people relying on Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage consume an average of 4.5 prescriptions per month. The average cost of prescription drugs across the U.S. is approximately $1200 per person per year..... 

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Preparedness Equals Resiliency

ALCA Florida Chapter's Professional Development Committee thought this info was important.  

Florida Dept of Health presented a seminar in Tampa in February 2019, addressing special needs of clients with cognitive impairments who live at home and may not be able to develop and execute an emergency plan without assistance. The presentation highlighted the difficulties that both caregivers and those with cognitive impairments could experience..... 

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Treating Insomnia in Elderly People

It is recommended that older adults get between seven to nine hours of sleep each night. 

As people age, they start to have more difficulty in getting a good nights sleep. They either have trouble falling asleep or maybe they wake up and can't go back to sleep. 
Some elderly people just believe it is a part of the aging process and nothing to worry about. They start to feel tired earlier and move up their bedtime, or doze off during the day for a little nap..... 

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7 Signs That a Family Member May Have Dementia

Our family is the most important thing in our lives; The souls that we hold dearest to our hearts.

Some of us have closer relationships than others to our parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles, but never-the-less we are bound by blood.
As we grow older sometimes family members can seem to get weirder or maybe they are just getting stuck in their ways. But there comes a time in life when we need to start looking out for them..... 

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