Transforming Long-Term Care: The Culture Change Movement
By Julie Follo As America’s baby boomer generation ages into retirement and beyond, the nation’s long-term care system is changing to meet the needs and expectations of this burgeoning population. While nursing homes have traditionally been the cornerstone of our …Read More
Family Care Contracts
Family Care Contracts – Opportunities for Geriatric Care Managers and Our Clients by Deborah Liss Fins Most geriatric care managers will recognize the following scenario: Mr. and Mrs. K. are in their early 90s and live alone in their own …Read More
Incontinence – Huge Impact But We Do Little To Manage It
It happens all too often, a woman falls and fractures her hip in the middle of the night while hurrying to the bathroom. Or a family is worn out from changing wet beds or getting up several times each night …Read More
Hospital Bed—Signals Loss of Power
“I feel like I’m losing all my power.” “Everyone is making decisions for me.” Partner of a 40+ year relationship communicates these feelings as she watches her partner fail and the “professionals” move in. The hospice nurse tells her she …Read More
Elderly Parents of Disabled Adult Children
If you have yet to encounter clients who are caring for a disabled adult child, read on, because inevitably you will. According to the Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disability surveillance study of 1991-1994, 18 of every 1,000 children born have developmental …Read More
The Spirit-Side of Caring
Introduction While many facilities are embracing culture change and person-centered care for their residents, there is still low staff morale and high turnover. Too often when I visit my clients in long-term care environments, both the elders and the staff …Read More
The Challenges in Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are environments for people who may need assistance with normal daily activities of daily living such as: bathing, grooming dressing, showering, laundry, cooking, transportation, house cleaning, and/or other personal care needs. As Care Managers we know …Read More
Dad With Alzheimer’s Still Remembers Favorite Song
Check out this heart-warming video of a father with Alzheimer’s who recognizes a song while in the car with his son: Read More
Advocare is Here When You Need Professional Elder Care Services in South Florida
When it comes to taking care of an elderly relative that needs support due to mental or physical waning, the situation can sometimes become extremely taxing. The good news is that when you hire elder care services in South Florida, …Read More
The Most Common Age-Related Issues Facing Elders in Miami
Many seniors in Miami are coping with at least one health condition these days, and some are even facing the challenge of living with multiple health issues. As a family member in charge of providing elder care, many people have …Read More
Are You Prepared to Care for Your Adult Child with Mental Illness
Steven is a 63-year old single man who resides in the home he lived in with his mother and father before they each died. Throughout the years Steven lived with his folks and did not seem able to maintain employment since his mid-20’s. He …Read More
Should You Be Concerned About Finding The Best Senior Care Services in Miami?
As people age, they have a greater need for attention to the care and management of their daily lives. As the elderly population grows in Miami and more elders flow into our senior care world, there has been an obvious concern …Read More
Alzheimer’s Disease and COVID-19
During this unprecedented time, many individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are homebound with their caregivers. How can clinicians help caregivers deal with common dilemmas under stay-at-home orders? We spoke with Marc Agronin, MD, a geriatric psychiatrist and Senior Vice …Read More
Advice from the #1 Aging Life Care Specialists in South Florida
The COVID-19 virus has made this world a scary place to live in, and even more so for the senior population who seem the most vulnerable to catching the virus. Just imagine living alone and so vulnerable that you don’t …Read More
How to Help Your Aging Parent Live the Best Life With Top Senior Care Services in South Florida
Today, with the advent of more advanced health care, diagnostic tests, and cutting-edge medications, people are living well into their 90s and even early 100s. So, with the large number of seniors living in South Florida, there is a growing …Read More
Keep Seniors Safe from COVID-19 with Tips from the Most Professional Senior Care Management Company
The worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 is still gaining strength wreaking havoc on our citizens every day. Yet thankfully, there are many important things that scientists have learned about the behavior of this insidious virus that helps keep us from contracting …Read More
It’s National Aging Life Care Month! Let’s Continue to Care for Our Seniors
Providing the best available care to the aging community in South Florida and the rest of America has been a passion for concerned family members. At Advocare, we share the same passion and devotion to helping the elders in our …Read More
Let Advocare Help With Elder Care Services
As you age, there are different options for how and where you live. Some people have the option to move in with their children, while others choose to move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home. Then there …Read More
Care Coordinating and System Navigation
Historically, when health care coordination was considered for seniors, a major factor in determining if it was necessary was the severity of the health issues a senior may be dealing with. The focus has been on care for patients with …Read More
Caring for Elder Parents During the Holidays
With the holiday season quickly approaching, families across the United States are making plans and gearing up for travel and celebrations. While many will enjoy the company of friends and family during the holidays, being together is not possible for …Read More
How Can Family Members Deal with Elder Care in Miami?
When it comes to aging, it’s not an easy process. There are many complications and frustrations, as well as guilt, sadness, and fatigue. Often, the process can be more challenging for family members as they fight to figure out a …Read More
What are the Options for Senior Care in Miami?
When our parents or grandparents get older, there’s no such thing as simple or easy. They may be angry that you’re making an executive decision to uproot them from their homes and move them into homes or professional care. Alternatively, …Read More
What are the Benefits of Working with Advocare for Senior Care Services in Miami?
It’s not easy when our parents get older. There are many challenges that we must deal with, and many hurdles to be leapt over. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this new life phase alone. At Advocare, we specialize …Read More
Breast Cancer Risks Among Elderly Women
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to honoring those lost to this terrible disease while helping to save the lives of those affected today. Funding research, educating vulnerable populations, and providing support for those undergoing breast cancer treatment are …Read More
Does My Parent Need Home Care?
As parents, the greatest joy one can experience is watching their child grow and develop into a well-rounded person. Our parents guide and mold our world view, providing protection and nurturing the person we become. Yet rarely do we consider the ways …Read More
What to Expect When a Parent is Placed in Assisted Living
When a parent is no longer able to safely live independently, it can create serious questions and doubts about the future. Knowing what the best options are for you and your family can be difficult and confusing. With the abundance …Read More
Senior Care in South Florida: Know Your Options
Though growing older is a gift and a beautiful journey, it can be hard to confront the idea that we or someone we love may one day no longer be able to care for themselves or maintain the same level …Read More
Do You Need a Personal Patient Care Coordinator Assigned to Your Loved One?
For most seniors, home is a safe haven that means comfort and security. When your loved one isn’t interested in leaving their home anymore, they may be too embarrassed to tell you that they are just unable to. Once seniors …Read More
What is an Elder Care Service in South Florida?
Is your parent or loved one unable to do basic things like grocery shopping or getting to doctor’s appointments on their own? Has hygiene become more and more difficult to manage on a daily basis? Then don’t despair, there is …Read More
How Can I Find the Best Geriatric Care in South Florida?
It’s unfortunate, but an inevitable part of life that as our parents or loved one’s age, they may need additional assistance as you may not be able to provide the care that they need. You may live out-of-town or simply …Read More
What Do You Do When Your Elderly Parent or Loved One Can’t Manage on Their Own?
It’s an amazing time to be alive today. There are so many options available to assist your elderly parent or loved one in living out a dignified life in his or her senior years. These special services were not available …Read More
How Do I Find an Aging Life Care Specialist in South Florida?
Your parents took care of you when you were younger and helped you grow up to be the productive member of society that you are today. Now it’s time to return the favor. Life comes full-circle and when it comes …Read More
How Do I Find Senior Care Services in Miami?
If your parent or loved one is getting older, it’s only natural that they may need additional help from time to time. If you’re unable to provide the help and care they need on a daily basis due to long …Read More
Advocare Wishes all Nurses a Happy Nurses Week!
For 18 years, we have been witnesses to the amazing work that nurses at Advocare perform, as well as nurses throughout South Florida and the entire United States. Many times, their work and dedication go unnoticed. However, we know different; …Read More
Advocare: Your Choice for Integrated Senior Care Services in Miami
You can never really predict when you are going to need to find the best advocates to provide premium senior care services in Miami. Many times, families are not even certain of where to start when it comes to taking …Read More
In Need of an Aging Life Care Specialist in South Florida?
Every phase of life poses new challenges and changes. That’s part of what makes life exciting and spontaneous. Each stage of life is meant to be lived to the fullest, and having access to the proper tools and resources to …Read More
How Can I Find Quality Senior Care for My Parents in South Florida?
As your parents grow older, it’s only natural that they may need additional help now and then. If you’re unable to provide the help and care they need on a daily basis due to work or other family obligations, call …Read More
Advocare offers Exceptional Elder Care Services in Miami
When it comes time to entrust the care of your family member to an elder care service in Miami, you know that only the most professional and compassionate caregivers will do. Perhaps caring for your spouse and children already leaves …Read More
Advocare Provides In-Home Patient Care
Trying to balance work, life, and family life aren’t easy on a day-to-day basis. Taking care of an ailing, elderly parent or loved one is even more of a challenge. You may feel like you have no other choice but …Read More
Advocare Provides In-Home Patient Care
Trying to balance work, life, and family life aren’t easy on a day-to-day basis. Taking care of an ailing, elderly parent or loved one is even more of a challenge. You may feel like you have no other choice but to bear this burden alone. After all, they …Read More
Tips for Managing the Stress of Senior Care
Putting one’s parents in assisted living or in a nursing home can seem like the most challenging thing in the world. Yet, it’s part of the aging cycle. Children of aging parents may experience resentment from parents who have a …Read More
Types of Senior Care Services in Miami
Having aging parents isn’t always easy, as it’s your responsibility to place them as you get older. However, as parents care for you when you are younger, the favor is returned in the later years. While all parents are different, …Read More
Quality Elder Care in Miami Florida
Advocare was established with the sole purpose of advising families and caring for family members who require individualized and thoughtful attention. Over the years, we have come to understand that while many families are devoted to their relative’s continuous care, …Read More
Excellent Elder Services in Miami Florida
Offering Compassionate and Excellent Elder Services in Miami Family is one of the treasures we’re lucky to be awarded with. It is meant to be valued and cared for with the love and understanding it calls for. At times, family …Read More
Great Elder Services in South Florida at Advocare
At Advocare, our top priority is the satisfaction and well-being of our clients. We provide elder care services in South Florida that improve their lives and the lives of their families. Through our collaborative approach, we’re able to correctly assess …Read More
Compassionate Elder Care Services in South Florida
When it comes to taking care of an elderly relative that needs support due to mental or physical waning, the situation can sometimes become extremely taxing. The good news is that when you hire Elder Care services in South Florida, you …Read More
Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manager
When it comes to aging parents, making decisions about what to do, how and when, isn’t easy. We’re used to our parents making their own decisions. It’s hard to intervene when you aren’t sure whether it’s really necessary. Families often …Read More
A Compassionate Patient Care Coordinator in South Florida Can Help Your Elderly Parent
Imagine having a smart, fierce, and compassionate advocate by your side as you age, fighting for you every step of the way. That’s the role of our highly-experienced Patient Care Coordinators. We provide quality medical care management to help your …Read More
Find the Best Aging Life Care Specialist in South Florida At Advocare
Whether you favor “aging-in-place,” in the comfort of your own home or you’re thinking of moving into the perfect senior living community, you will need the help of a strong elder care advocate. You can find the best aging life …Read More
Advocare is the Industry Leader in Elder Care in South Florida
You may have heard the phrase – “Aging is a privilege denied to many.” That might be true, but the U.S. population is growing, many of us are living longer. So, where is everyone going to live, and who will …Read More
Advocare Senior Care Services in South Florida Will Advocate for Your Loved One
Something has changed, and you’ve come to the realization that you or a loved one needs – let’s say – just a little bit more attention or care. And that’s OK. It happens to the best of us. Thankfully, a …Read More
Knowing When to Stop Driving is Part of Senior Care in South Florida
July 1, 2018 started as a regular day for Sophie and Hans Ranglack. Like most Sundays, the couple, in their mid-90s, went to church and returned to their Utah home. But that Sunday morning, tragedy struck. According to news reports, Sophie exited the car to open …Read More
Advocare Can Help You Navigate Elder Services in South Florida
The landscape of the assisted living industry continues to evolve quickly. Despite its high price-tag, for many seniors, it’s a popular alternative to remaining in the home. But you must do your due-diligence when choosing an assisted living community for …Read More
Worried about Mom? Let Experts in Senior Care in South Florida Help!
Card? Check. Flowers? Check. Phone call? Done! You honor the women in your family on Mother’s Day in traditional ways, but what are you doing to make sure your mother or grandmother is cared for in essential ways? Your mom is …Read More
Help is Available with Senior Care Services in South Florida
Have you noticed that your aging parents need more help doing certain things? Perhaps they have a more difficult time performing tasks like going to the store or remembering to take their medication. For some older people, cooking, walking, and …Read More
Why Fitness Should be an Important Part of Senior Care in South Florida
What if the fountain of youth wasn’t found in a bottle or pill, but on a treadmill? Researchers in the United Kingdom recently a reported a link to why people become frail as they age — it’s underused muscles disconnect …Read More
Elder Services South Florida Can Help You Care for Your Parents
As you age, there are different options for how and where you live. Some people need to be taken care of by their children, while others choose to move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home. Then there are some, just like …Read More
Happy 100th Birthday, Shirley!
Happy 100th Birthday, Shirley! Our lovely client, Shirley, turned 100 years old today-not that you’d ever know it by looking at her (or by trying to keep up with her)! Shirley is a regular at her community’s activities and can …Read More
Who Offers Senior Care Services in South Florida?
As seniors get older it’s natural for them to need help and care on a daily basis. If your parent or loved one is starting to get older and is in need of more care, our team at Advocare can …Read More
Aging Life Care Specialist in South Florida
When your parents start to age it’s common that they need more help than they did in their younger days. If you’re looking for help for your elderly parents, it’s time to speak with an aging life care specialist in …Read More
How can I Find Help for my Elderly Parents in South Florida?
As your parents get older it’s natural that they may need additional help. If you’re unable to provide the help and care they need on a daily basis, it’s time to find help for your parents. Looking for help for …Read More
Work with Experienced Care Coordinators for Seniors in South Florida
When your parents get older taking care of them can almost become a full time job. For many of us, as our parents get older it becomes increasingly difficult to provide them the help and care they need on a daily basis. If you’re …Read More
I’m Looking for the Best Senior Care in South Florida
As your parents or loved ones get older, you may not be able to provide the help they need. You might not live close enough or simply not be able to offer the time needed to provide the care and …Read More