What Is A Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) And What Do They Do?
As you navigate the complex world of senior care, Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs) play a crucial role. At CarePatrol, the largest senior placement agency with over 20,000 pre-screened communities, Bill Lusk, a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), uses his expertise and integrity to guide you and your family through the challenges of finding the right care for your loved ones.
VA Aid and Attendance
VA Aid and Attendance is a monthly pension benefit for Veterans who served during wartime. It is a lesser-known benefit that allows for additional support when a Veteran or surviving family member is housebound and requires additional help from someone to aid them. There are means-tested income and asset thresholds that must be met to qualify for the tax-free benefit payment. Read More
Happy Thanksgiving From CarePatrol of Sarasota
I love that every year we get reminded during the month of November to STOP and give thanks. Personally, I feel very blessed for many reasons. Besides family and friends, I have so much to be thankful for. I have healthy adult children, businesses that allow us not only to make a living but we get to make a difference in others lives. Read More
Depression in SC Elderly Population
Though prevalent in our society, depression is not a normal part of aging, and some researchers believe that there are more seniors suffering than are documented due to stigmas which prevent seniors from seeking help. Also, many symptoms are overlooked by family, friends, and possibly the seniors themselves. According to WebMD, only 10% of seniors suffering from depression get treatment. This blog will discuss the contributing factors and signs of depression in the elderly, along with tips for prevention. Depression is a treatable illness that can be managed successfully with the advice of a trained medical professional. Read More
The Faces of Dementia
Advances in dementia knowledge and treatment options have come along way over the years but there are still many unknowns. One of the biggest misconceptions is that all dementia is the same. This blog is designed to discuss the most common types of dementia along with signs & symptoms of each. The information contained here is not for diagnostic purposes and if you suspect a loved one may be suffering from one of these diseases, please consult with a licensed medical professional. Read More
Preparing Seniors for the Upcoming Flu and Cold Season
Now that the summer heat is behind us and the weather is getting colder, flu symptoms will become increasingly common. For seniors, the common cold can lead to complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. For seniors struggling with more chronic conditions like diabetes or asthma, a flu infection can worsen things. Read More
When Is It Time to Talk to Your Loved One About Elderly Care Services?
Making the decision to move a loved one into senior living can be a difficult one. You want to make... Read More
World Alzheimer’s Month is September - Why It’s Important to Spread Awareness
It is always good to encourage patients and their families to ask questions of their medical care providers and to share information about symptoms and concerns. In the case of a dementia diagnosis, it is imperative that families understand there are many types of dementia. Read More
Know The Signs Of Caregiver Burnout
There aren’t enough hours in the day. Which means your brain can go into overdrive in the early hours of the morning, worrying. Did you remember to pay the insurance? Is there enough milk in the refrigerator for breakfast? Will you have enough time to get Mom to her doctor’s appointment after work? And once you start thinking, the avalanche of concerns just keeps piling up. Read More
Tips for Transitioning Your Loved One into Senior Living
It can be challenging for your loved one to leave the home and neighbors they’ve always known into a new community of strangers. How do they deal with the complex emotions of transitioning and adjust to their new way of life? Read More
Lafayette, CA - Top-Rated Senior Living Advisor Discusses Memory Care Options
The journey into senior care becomes particularly challenging when dealing with memory-related conditions. Memory care options must provide more than physical assistance; they must offer a supportive and understanding environment. Read More
Concord CA - Role of Family Living in Senior Care | Assisted Living Advisor News
Key decisions about a senior's care often fall to family members. These may involve medical choices, financial considerations, and lifestyle changes, such as transitioning to an assisted living community or in-home care. An assisted living advisor can support families through these challenging decisions, providing expert guidance based on seniors' needs and preferences. Family members can collaborate with the advisor, using their intimate knowledge of the senior's personality, history, and desires to inform these decisions. Read More
How to Pay for Senior Housing: What are my Options?
When it comes to caring for our loved ones, we want to provide them with the best possible care. However, with the cost of care constantly increasing, it can be challenging to know how to pay for it. Fortunately, there are a variety of payment options available to help you afford the care your loved one needs. Read More
Why You Should Use A Professional When Seeking Senior Living Housing Options
As our loved ones enter their golden years, one of the most important decisions they and their families will face is finding the right senior living community. With an abundance of options and complex considerations, this process can be overwhelming, stressful, and emotionally taxing. However, there is a solution that can alleviate these challenges and provide valuable support during this significant transition: partnering with a local housing consultant, that is a certified senior advisor. Read More
ADLs vs IADLs: Why It’s Important to Understand the Difference
As your loved one ages or battles a health condition, they may be unable to perform crucial Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) necessary for safe and independent living. When considering care options, it’s important to understand the distinction between ADLs and IADLs. Knowing what your loved one can and cannot do by themselves will help you determine the appropriate level of care and support they need to stay independent. Read More
August 17th is Baby Boomer Recognition Day.
This iconic group has straddled the analog and digital realms. They have experienced the changes that technology has brought to our lives, embracing this evolution and being the early adopters of devices that connect us all. 78% of baby boomers are online and at least 82% have at least one social media account! Read More
CarePatrol Is Here To Help Alleviate Caregiver Stress
Did you know that an estimated 66% of caregivers are female? According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, the average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who works outside the home and provides up to 20 hours each week of unpaid caregiving to a loved one. Female caregivers provide as much as 50% more time providing care than male counterparts. Read More
Concord, CA - Memory Care Services Available by Top-Rated Senior Care Advisors
Senior Care Advisor Looks at Memory Care Services Keep reading to learn more about memory care services for seniors, choosing the right one for your loved ones, the available memory services, and how a Senior Care Advisor can help. Read More