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Why More Older Adults Are Choosing Independent Living
As our population ages, a growing number of adults over 55 are choosing to redefine their... Read More
Opening Up the Lines of Communication About Senior Living
Family dynamics are unique and they can shift over time. If you’ve noticed that a parent or other loved one may be experiencing challenges living at home safely, it can be difficult to find the words to start a conversation about senior care. Especially for adult children of aging parents, feeling comfortable in having this discussion is rough as you may feel like you’re pushing boundaries. Even for people who normally have open lines of communication about most topics, this talk can leave you feeling like you’re walking on eggshells. We have ways to simplify this scenario and put everyone involved at ease. Read More
Falls Are Not a Normal Part of Aging
According to the CDC, each year about 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments because of an injury from a fall. Falls can end in trauma, with one out of every five falls results in an injury like a broken bone or head injury. Read More
Three Cheers for Activity Professionals!
Keeping older adults who reside in communities inspired, energized and engaged takes a truly special professional. This profoundly important responsibility is one that is tackled each and every day by Activity Professionals. As National Activity Professionals Week is approaching, we want to say a heartfelt thank you for everything you do! Read More
Navigating the Family Caregiver Role in Assisted Living
Families navigating the transition of a loved one into an Assisted Living Community face the responsibility of deciding on the best care option for their loved one. Throughout the care transition journey, caregivers can experience a mix of emotions and doubts that may take time to disappear, which is why having a strong support system and helpful resources can make a great difference. Read More
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. Read More
Caregiver Burnout
As much as it brings joy to help a loved one, it can take a toll emotionally and physically. It is important to know the signs of caregiver burnout. Read More
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
The Time is Now: Preparing for the Costs of Aging
Did you know? The cost of care tends to increase as one ages due to a variety of factors, including the potential for declining health, increased medical needs, and a greater reliance on assistance for daily activities. Read More
Helping Older Adults with the Holiday Blues
Although the lights are shining and festive music fills the air, the holiday season isn’t always the easiest time for everyone. Older adults can struggle with feelings of isolation and are often hesitant to share these emotions. With some compassion and kindness, there are ways to help aging loved ones to feel included and lessen a sense of feeling isolated. Read More
Healthy Habits Create a New You for 2024
A new year full of wonder is on the horizon. Instead of thinking of typical resolutions, this could be an exciting time to bring some joy, inspiration and healthy choices to change your life. This is a fantastic opportunity to incorporate some new possibilities and team up to help a parent, grandparent or other loved one to make 2024 a wonderful year to remember! Read More
How Assisted Living Protects Your Loved One's Safety & Security
Making the decision to seek residential care for a family member can be difficult. Many older... Read More
What to Look for When Visiting an Aging Parent
Visiting loved ones as they age can be a deeply meaningful experience, but it also comes with a responsibility to ensure their well-being. During these visits, it's essential to be observant and proactive in assessing their physical, emotional, and cognitive health. Read More
30 Years of Making a World of Difference
In the senior care industry, decades of consistency in providing advisory services is cause for celebration. After 30 years of transforming how families find senior living options for their loved ones, CarePatrol continues to wax strong. 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
Healthy Aging: When Is it Time to Hang Up the Keys?
As a loved one ages, concerns about their ability to continue driving safely may arise. For many of us, driving symbolizes freedom and independence. However, it's essential to acknowledge promptly that the abilities of an aging adult can change, affecting their overall safety on the road. 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
Tips for Making the Holidays Less Stressful & More Joyous for Family Caregivers
The holidays are right around the corner. This magical time of year begins with Thanksgiving dinner and stretches through New Year’s Day, full of special times spent with family, creating memories to last a lifetime. For family caregivers, the holiday season can be more challenging. Let’s explore ways to help the entire family enjoy these amazing times together. Read More
Recognizing Alzheimer’s Disease and the Benefits of Memory Care
Over 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and 3 million new cases are diagnosed each year. More than 747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. These staggering statistics mean that you likely know someone or have a loved one who has a form of dementia. In the United States, 11 million people are acting as unpaid caregivers for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Read More

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