Tag Archives: Elderly Care

Beware of Dehydration, especially in the Elderly!

With summer and hot weather right around the corner, now is the time to learn about dehydration’s signs and how to prevent it, especially for those of us who care for others, especially the elderly. Dehydration occurs when the body’s … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse Webinar & Workshop in DC

The Institute of Medicine of National Academies will be hosting a workshop on “Elder Abuse and it’s Prevention.” This workshop will be help April 17th – April 18th starting at 8:00am. If you cannot attend the workshop you can view … Continue reading

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Florida – Health Care Quandry?

Almost overnight, Florida has gone from being an ardent opponent of the federal health-care law to a laboratory for an ambitious experiment under it. If state lawmakers back Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to expand Medicaid, it will be an experiment … Continue reading

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Know the Warning Signs of a Stroke

    F.A.S.T. is: Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm … Continue reading

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Hops For Hospice Festival in Clearwater – Elderly Care

The Hops for Hospice Festival will benefit the Suncoast Hospice Foundation in Clearwater which offers elderly care to elders and family members who are ill. Hops for Hospice is Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 4:00-8:00pm. The festival will be held … Continue reading

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Florida Nursing Homes with the Most Complaints this Quarter

Here is the Spring quarter summary of top Complaints of Florida nursing homes and ALFs.  There is one in Pinellas county and two in Marion county.  One of the nursing homes in Ocala was only able to resolve 70% of it’s … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Medicaid in Pasco & Pinellas Counties

Your Home Companion is excited to announce that it is now accepting Medicaid insurance. Your Home Companion has been approved to accept Medicaid in both Pasco & Pinellas Counties.  You can find us on the ADA Waiver provider list.  You … Continue reading

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“Alive Inside” – Music & Alzheimer’s

Music & Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. This organization is currently working on a project called ‘Alive Inside” a … Continue reading

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Benefits of Providing Activities for Seniors

Below is an article from SeniorsList.  It discusses the benefits of remaining active both mentally and physically.  Some of the activities they list to remain active goes beyond the scope of a lot of our clients capabilities.  The activities we … Continue reading

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Top 10 Florida Senior Housing Facilities w/Most Complaints

It’s that time again.  Below is a list of the top ten facilities in Florida that received the most complaints during the Winter Quarter (December 1, 2011 until February 29, 2012). Four of the top ten facilities had resolved their complaints by 100%. … Continue reading

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