Excited to share the news | Aisha Duvall our Social Worker will be the NEW Facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association

WE ARE OVER JOYED TO SHARE WITH YOU

 THAT OUR VERY OWN  Social Worker, Alisha Duvall MSW/MFT, WILL BE THE new facilitator OF THE

Early-Stage Memory Loss support group AT THE Alzheimer’s Association.


To learn more about how to enroll in the support group or learn about the NO COST services available to your loved one call 502.242.7691 or email alisha@aleesolutions.org

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Today at 10am Tune into 970am The Answer to listen to Alisha Duvall on Aging in Kentuckiana

Make sure and listen to the latest Aging in Kentuckiana show airing this Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on 970am The Answer. We were fortunate to have with us Alisha Duvall with Alee Solutions, the Kentuckiana Stroke Association and Facilitator of Southeast Christian Church’s Alzheimer’s Loved Ones Support Group.

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The Aging in Kentuckiana Mission – Together we discuss proactive aging in the right place, with a choice. Connecting to the professional advice of our special guests, while creating better days throughout the aging process.


Weekly radio show on 970 AM

The Answer on Sunday at 10am


Aging in Kentuckiana Show - Make sure and listen to the show airing this Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on 970am

Tune into 970am The Answer to listen to Alisha Duvall on Aging in Kentuckiana

Make sure and listen to the latest Aging in Kentuckiana show airing this Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on 970am The Answer. We were fortunate to have with us Alisha Duvall with Alee Solutions, the Kentuckiana Stroke Association and Facilitator of Southeast Christian Church’s Alzheimer’s Loved Ones Support Group.

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The Aging in Kentuckiana Mission – Together we discuss proactive aging in the right place, with a choice. Connecting to the professional advice of our special guests, while creating better days throughout the aging process.


Weekly radio show on 970 AM

The Answer on Sunday at 10am


Aging in Kentuckiana Show - Make sure and listen to the show airing this Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on 970am

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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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Should YOUR aging parent MOVE-IN with YOU? - Ask the expert

Should YOUR aging parent MOVE-IN with YOU? - Ask the expert

Moving a parent in to your home can have many benefits. The same goes for caregiver that move-in with their loved-one but remember there is likely going to be a point where it may cause fatigue, stress, heartache and more expense than if they had a senior living apartment and care that came to them. These are especially true should it get to the point when your home has to go through a remodel for safety accommodations, says Alisha Duvall  MSW/MFT.

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TBT: Today's Woman behind the scene photo-shoot.

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"I was so nervous I felt sick to my stomach," Alisha Duvall of Alee Solutions shared when asked about what it was like to do the photo-shoot for the Way to Go Woman award 2017. She went on to say that even though she had been on live TV numerous times it was this photo-shoot that really got her nerves going. Here are some behind the scene photos of the photo-shoot.

"You will not find a better knowledge based company than Alee Solutions"

What a fantastic review! Thought it was worth the re-share.

What a fantastic review! Thought it was worth the re-share.

BRAIN FOOD: Could what you eat protect against Stroke, Alzheimer's, Dementia, & Parkinson's ?

BRAIN FOOD: Could what you eat protect against Stroke, Alzheimer's, Dementia, & Parkinson's ?

Over the past decade a new fad diet has been popping up near daily on social media and in stores with little to no scientific research to back up their claims. Read more about several diets with scientific evidence based research that experts claim supports brain health and have even been found to help manage neurological conditions. 

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Top 3 Most Common Infections seen in Elderly: #3. Pneumonia in the Elderly

Top 3 Most Common Infections seen in Elderly: #3. Pneumonia in the Elderly

Over 60% of seniors have been admitted to hospitals due to pneumonia at least once after the age of 65. Researches, Jorge Perez San Juan, Lisandra Rodriguez Hernandez, Timothy L. Wiemken, Robert R. Kelley, Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Martin Gnoni, Paula Peyrani, Madhavi J. Rane, Forest W. Arnold, Julio A. Ramirez, Silvia Uriarte, and Jose Bordon, associated with the University of Louisville found that “advanced age is an independent risk factor for mortality.” They continued by saying, “human aging is associated with a gradual decrease of immune function.” Because of the increased susceptibility due to conditions like diabetes, dementia, stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, changes in lung capacity, and increased exposure to disease in community settings seniors are at greater risk for pneumonia. UofL Physician Practices say to watch for symptoms like fever, cough, and chill. In Elderly symptoms like confusion, weakness and delirium are more common. Ask your doctor about what types of pneumonia can be prevented using a pneumococcal vaccine.

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Top 3 Most Common Infections seen in Elderly: #2. Skin Infections in the Elderly

Top 3 Most Common Infections seen in Elderly: #2. Skin Infections in the Elderly

Due to the changes seen in aging skin our ability to heal and resist disease diminishes. This leads to increased skin infections in elderly populations. Skin infections commonly seen are These include pressure ulcers, shingles, fungal or bacterial foot infections, cellulitis. Even drug-resistant infections like MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) unfortunately common. MRSA can be life threatening. Any infection can be life threatening if left untreated so stay alert to any unusual lesions, skin itching or pain. Seek treatment if your loved one is in discomfort and watch for low grade fevers. Many of these skin infections are treatable. The shingles infection can be prevented with a simple vaccine. Call today to learn how to ward off many of the skin infections by practicing good hygiene such as regular bathing schedules and proper hand washing.

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Top 3 Most Common Infections seen in Elderly: #1. Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

Top 3 Most Common Infections seen in Elderly

#1. Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

UTI, or Urinary tract infections, are the most common bacterial infection found in older adults, Charles M. Kodner, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky reported in the American Family Physician Journal. 2010 Sep 15;82(6):638-643. Kodner and Emily K. Thomas Gupton, DO, MPH, Primary Care Medical Center, Murray, Kentucky went on to explain that, “recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in women and associated with considerable morbidity and health care use. The clinical features, diagnostic testing, and causative organisms are often similar to those of single cases of UTI, although there are additional treatment strategies and prevention measures to consider with recurrent UTIs.” It is important that Caregivers ensure their loved ones drink plenty of water, as this has been found to help prevent UTIs.

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overlooking the ASSISTED LIVING TAX DEDUCTION can be costly !

Tax Deductions for Costs of Assisted Living

If loved one lives in an assisted living facility some of those costs may be tax deductible? Medical expenses, including some long-term care expenses, are deductible if the expenses are more than 10 percent of your adjusted gross income.  ( 2016 taxpayers 65 and older the threshold was 7.5 percent.) 

There are some requirements to meet In order for assisted living expenses to be tax deductible, the resident must be considered "chronically ill".  A medical doctor has to certify that the resident either:

  • requires supervision due to a cognitive impairment (such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia); or
  • he/she cannot perform at least two activities of daily living, such as eating, transferring, toileting, bathing, dressing, or struggles with continence.
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Learn more by contacting an Elderlaw Attorney for more information on how to save money on Senior Care Cost. Call today (502)242-7691 and we will get you connected with the Attorney that best fits your needs. Free consultations available. 

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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.

 
 

 

 

Heartstrings Dinner & Dance 2017 - Supporting Kentuckiana Stroke Association

The Kentucky & Southern Indiana Stroke Association held our Heartstrings benefit party on Feb. 11th 2017, at the Louisville Boat Club as a fundraiser that supports our mission to the prevention of stroke through education and awareness.

Dr. Gregory Pittman presenting award to Susan Lawson : Kentuckiana Stroke Association Heartstrings Dinner & Dance 2017

Alee Solutions is happy to support the Kentuckiana Stroke Association. We joined those in attendance and the Louisville community at large in recognizing Susan Lawson for the many years of dedication to spreading Stroke awareness here in our community. Thank You Susan.

Parkinson's Disease- The wife of the World Champ wasn't able to do it alone. Don't expect yourself to be able to.

Watch the video below for advice from the caregiver of the Champ:

Watch the video below for advice from the caregiver of the Champ:

The wife of the world Champ wasn't able to do it alone. Don't expect yourself to be able to.

Need someone to talk to about how to make this life as a caregiver just a bit simpler? Simply need to vent? Need advice? Call me.

The Caregiver - Dealing with Parkinson's-related issues

Over the years as the disease progresses, caregivers stand witness to the destruction of their loved ones body and mind as the symptoms worsened. Once a loving gaze now replaced by often-blank expression resulting from rigid facial muscles. A good day now is a shuffling gait but often your lives "frozen" in place much like their inability to ambulate. The silence interrupted by the occasional welcomed hushed voice. Parkinson's-related issues are vast.  A struggle managing the constipation exacerbated by the sleep disturbances also complicate a caregivers ability to manage their loved ones condition on their own.

Call me and let us talk about how I have been able to assist other caregivers in the same situation.