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Why Home Care Management Is So Important In 2020

As an alternative to a facility or hospital care, top-notch in-home senior care has become more and more important in 2020.  By providing experienced and professional services that elderly people need at home, proper home care management can significantly reduce the cost of care and …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Senior Care Services South Florida

Appreciating Nurses During National Nurses Week

It’s National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate nurses for all that they do. The origin of National Nurses Week dates back to 1953. It was initially held in October but changed to May to coincide with the birthday of …
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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 …
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Can Text Messaging Help With Medication Adherence?

At times, the elderly can have a hard time keeping track of their medications since it is likely they may be taking several. Though this article is very interesting and promising with the use of text messaging as a reminder …
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Dementia Care – I Heard That!

When families are providing dementia care, it can be really easy to talk for them or to talk about them without thought to their feelings. Even though they may be in a state of confusion, it is important that we …
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Avoid These Common and Costly Senior Scams

Seniors, particularly those who may be living alone, are vulnerable to costly senior scams. The following article provides information on three scams that families and aging loved ones should be aware of so that they do not fall victim. Avoid …
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Seniors

By Jill Poser, Director of Life Care Planning Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects a person during the same season each year. For example, if you get depressed each winter, you may …
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Grandparent Scams – Learn How to Keep Seniors Safe

Grandparent Scams have been around for a few years, and do not receive the attention they once did, but it does still continue to happen. Don’t be caught of guard. This can happen to your parents! Talk about this particular …
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Are There Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid?

Do you have an aging parent who seems to be struggling with their medications? Are you concerned about drugs older adults should avoid? Medication Management is an vital aspect of what we provide at Advocare. Medication side effects can cause …
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A ‘Senior Moment’ or Alzheimer’s?

Are you wondering if a recent event was a senior moment or Alzheimer’s? Is it simple forgetfulness or dementia? Is this normal aging or something more serious? Alzheimer’s is one of the most greatly feared diseases, and despite intensive ongoing …
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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

The largest generation is now becoming the oldest generation, making it more important than ever that our elderly are getting regular eye exams to avoid what can be a preventable cause of blindness. Read on to learn more about Glaucoma …
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Who Needs an Advocate?

By Jill Poser, Director of Life Care Planning I began working with seniors back in 2008 when I chose to become certified as an ‘Aging-in-Place’ Specialist. I knew this was what I wanted as soon as I read about this …
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The Dangers of Medication Mix-Ups at Home

Medication Management is an vital aspect of what we provide at Advocare. Medication mix-ups can cause significant problems for those of advanced age, at times landing them in the hospital or worse. Having a Nurse Advocate to coordinate with doctors …
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How to Organize Your Affairs

Advocare’s life care planning services empower seniors with a comprehensive, proactive plan to maintain maximum independence and health and deal with challenges of aging, disability, and chronic illness. The following article addresses many of the steps that we must take …
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Osteoperosis is Not Just For Women

By Jill Poser, Director of Life Care Planning If you think you cannot get osteoporosis because you are a man, think again! Although women are at greater risk for the disease, men get osteoporosis too and as our population ages; …
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At What Age Are You Too Old to Manage Your Money

Are you at all concerned about how your aging parents are managing their finances? At what age are you too old to manage your money? Who should make that decision? We understand you have questions, we help provide you with …
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Living Life on Your Terms

By Jill Poser One of the most significant issues seniors face is losing independence. All other challenges seem to pale in comparison. Whether due to financial hardship, failing health or anxiety from social isolation, the resulting problems without a doubt …
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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Since colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the third most common cancer, it is important to discuss your risk factors with your doctor. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness month. Read on to learn more, …
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Ageism In Healthcare

Have you or an aging parent ever had a poor experience in the hospital or the doctors office due to age? It happens all too often that when the elderly are misunderstood, it must mean that they are incapacitated in …
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Elder Care South Florida

How Many Pills Are Too Many?

The Nurse Advocates of Advocare work with clients everyday to oversee the management of their medication to ensure that they are not overprescribed medications, or are taking medications that interact with one another. To learn more about what we provide …
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The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes People Make

Estate planning tends to make people nervous, but it is vital for you and your family to make sure everything is planned out should you or an aging loved one pass away or become incapacitated. If you have any concerns …
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Coping When Both Parents Have Dementia

The following article comes from, and ultimately it addresses the fact that caregivers MUST take care of themselves even when circumstances seem most dire. It is important that you reach out for help. Advocare helps families and residents throughout …
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