Needing assistance?

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We are excited to share our newest spotlight in the today's transitions magazine. 

Finding out a family member is no longer able to safely remain in their home so often takes families by surprise. Countless of families just like you find themselves not sure where to turn for help.

Utilizing a reputable senior placement agency can make the search for the right Senior Living option a smooth process. An experienced advisor can guide families through the web of decisions that it takes to make a transition a success. Successful transitions can be challenging for families who try to navigate the waters of healthcare alone. There is a peace of mind that comes with knowing you have the professional support that aids in making decisions that can save time and money for your loved one.

Make sure the advisor you choose is knowledgeable about the resources and communities in Kentuckiana area. Be cautious of shopping on the internet for senior housing assistance. Numerous local families have voiced concerns about how their personal information they entered on a website may have been released to others or even worse sold to other companies. When entering you or your loved ones personal information on a website; read the fine print on the Privacy Policy. Often you can find language that allows the website to sell or disclose your personal and contact information with third parties.

Rick M, a local hospital Case Manager, tells of why he refers the families that he assist to Alisha Duvall, MSW/MFT, of Alee Solutions. “She acts with professionalism, compassion, and an empathy that cannot be imitated. Her path led her to start her own business Alee Solutions, which specializes in finding placement for seniors.  She has went above and beyond what she promises her clients. Alisha does this because she genuinely cares for people.  I assure you that it is not for the money, she doesn't know if she is going to be paid when taking on new clients.  She does everything she can for them and sees them through to the end. Alisha has more integrity and love for people that I can only hope to one day achieve."  Rick M. went on to say how important it is to have a local resource like Alee Solutions because with the number of senior living options available to us here in Kentuckiana it is   likely the facility that best would fit your loved ones needs might not pop up in your online search or when asking friends about where their loved ones have gone. That is why companies like this exist and why you should call a Social Worker first.  Most of these services are at no cost to the families.

 

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3 WAYS TO HELP YOUR ELDERLY RELATIVE SPRING FORWARD & OUST THE CLUTTER

1. Clear out all of the clutter first: Before you start cleaning the house you should start by separating all the items your elderly relative wants to keep, and place them in a different pile than the things you are discarding. Often Seniors feel they need to keep many items that they will in all likelihood they do not need. A good rule of thumb is if they do not have a example of the last time they had a use for that item in the past 3 years then it is a good item to donate to their local charity of choice.

2. Within Reach: While cleaning, organize the refrigerator and pantry. Be sure to discard all expired food. This is a great time to discuss with the Senior relocating items for ease of reach. It is important to do this because when seniors are living independently someone cannot always be there to help them out; instead, keep things in easy reach for them to access with no hesitation.

3. Check safety devices: A Senior’s home should not only be clean, but it has to be safe as well. Final step before finishing up this spring clean should be to check the working status of the fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and alarm systems.

While you are spring cleaning, this is a great time to consider installing an emergency response system. Utilizing a local company to provide this service has many benefits over large chains. Call us today and we can arrange for s local senior specialist to come out and install this much needed safety net for your loved one. It allows you to get assistance quickly if your loved one has fallen or in case of other emergencies.

 
 

 

 

Benefits of Eating Chocolate to Seniors Health

There have been many studies over the years that have found potential health benefits from chocolate in the diet. But what about for seniors? 

no need to sneak away to eat chocolate anymore 

no need to sneak away to eat chocolate anymore 

Since today is National Chocolate Day, let’s take a look at some of the possible ways chocolate may benefit seniors. Chocolate is not just delicious but has shown in studies to have a positive impact on improving memory and cardiovascular health in individuals 65 years and older.

Grab a chocolate treat of your choosing and join me in celebrating National Chocolate Day.

Learn more about 

Health Benefits of Chocolate for Seniors

by visiting 

http://blog.ehealthmedicare.com/2015/02/health-benefits-chocolate-seniors/