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The need to support workers who provide unpaid care for a family member is a growing reality for employers (large and small). As the population grows older and life expectancies increase, the need will grow significantly for the next ten to twenty years.
As many as one in six full-time or part-time employees care for an elderly or disabled family member, according to a fairly recent Gallop poll.
The role of family caregivers involves everything from arranging or coordinating, services/support, to navigating the complex health care system, to performing actual care in the home — all while balancing workplace demands and responsibilities.
Employers can help families save time and reduce stress – while improving workplace productivity, employee morale and loyalty – by connecting their employees with elder care resources through access to knowledgeable specialists and appropriate providers for family care services.
Call today to arrange a free, workplace educational presentation on senior care services and resources in Tampa Bay. Or, simply fill in and submit the form below. We will get back to you quickly to see how we can help.
Are you a veteran or a surviving spouse of a Veteran?
There may be VA benefits available which you have not researched or you may have been denied in the past and your situation has changed. These benefits can help you pay for long-term care.
Qualifying Service Dates:
WWII 12.7.41 to 12.31.46
Korea 6.27.50 to 1.31.55
Vietnam I 2.28.61 to 8.4.64 (in country)
Vietnam II 8.5.64 to 5.7.75
Mideast Conflicts 8.20.90 to date
Call our colleagues at the Center for Elder Veterans Rights directly for a no-risk interview concerning eligibility … 800-394-1250
The Center for Elder Veterans Rights, PC is the independent law office of attorney Kristen Vanderkooi. CFEVR is solely focused on assisting elderly and disabled Veterans and their Families to access disability entitlements administered under Title 38 of the United States Code.
We do not practice in any other field of law, be it elder, civil or criminal. Our sole area of practice is administrative representation before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Clients engage our services for two reasons: they want to know before a health care buying decision is made if (under Title 38 regulations) they qualify for VA disability benefits and if eligibility does apparently exist, assistance of a VA-accredited legal professional is preparing and prosecuting an effective benefit claim before the VA.
Our initial consultation is without fee or obligation. To obtain more information or ask specific questions pertaining to VA benefits or potential eligibility, call us at (615) 226-8600 or (800) 394-1250.
The Center for Elder Veterans Rights, PC / 718 Thompson Lane / Suite 108-235 / Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Always Best Care has an IMMEDIATE OPENING for a bi-lingual (Spanish) CNA/qualified caregiver in the CITRUS PARK area.
Are you a nurturing, dependable and warm-hearted person? Do you gain personal satisfaction in serving others? If you answered “yes” to these questions, Always Best Care may have just the right opportunity for you.
At Always Best Care, our Caregivers are the keystone of our business. This is because our Caregivers provide a much needed service to seniors and their families struggling to keep their independence on a daily basis. Our Caregivers possess the virtues of compassion, care, dependability, professionalism, honesty, flexibility, problem solving, a positive attitude and love. To those we serve, our Caregivers represent who Always Best Care is and what we stand for.
>>>>> PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW for more details and access to the application process!
One of the best ways we can honor our country’s forefathers this Presidents’ Day, is to be available on Monday to help with your senior loved one’s housing needs.
As with the men who founded our great country, we should always honor and salute those that founded our families, and gave so much to attend to our upbringing.
As always, we will be available Monday to help answer your senior housing questions.
In addition to our services, our local, Tampa/St. Pete-area network of trusted, associated professionals can assist with elder law issues (wills, advanced directives and power of attorney), coordination of veterans benefits, financial planning, down-sizing and moving – to name a few.
Give us a call, or drop us a line. We will be happy to help.
God Bless America, and our seniors, too!
This Saturday, October 8th, 2016, from 9a – 2p, Michele will be providing SHINE consultations at Grace Lutheran Church’s Health Fair!
When faced with daunting life challenges, know there are resources available to help face those obstacles.
Locally, and throughout Florida, SHINE volunteers can help with all questions related to health insurance/Medicare and Area Agency on Aging can help with a great many other issues facing seniors.
Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs has a great site with resources to help plan for emergency situations like hurricanes and flooding, to name just two. You can find it here, or click on the link: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/disaster.php.
“The Department’s Emergency Coordinating Officer coordinates with the Florida Division of Emergency Management on emergency preparedness issues and post-disaster response. The Department ensures that the Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers have all-hazards Disaster and Continuity of Operations Plans to be implemented during a threat of imminent disaster.
Your safety in a disaster depends heavily on your own actions, and developing a survival plan is the first and most important step.“
The sections on the site include:
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
Be Prepared by Planning Ahead
Disaster Online Library
Useful Links and Information
All very good tools to help create and document your emergency preparedness plan.
A “respite stay” is a short-term residency at an assisted living community lasting from a few days to a few weeks.
Included in the stay are: meals and snacks, daily events. programs and entertainment, and appropriate help with activities of daily living (ADLs). With so many different assisted living communities in this area, there is likely to be a community that can meet your short-term needs.
Respite stays can be an invaluable asset to families that face any of these situations:
- Family vacation
- Out of town family emergency
- Recovery from medical procedure
- Recovery from a major illness
- Unexpected business trip
- Special, or extended, vacation
- Need for a break to avoid caretaker burn-out
Another use for a respite stay is for a ”test drive” – trying a community for a brief time to see if it is a best fit for the family’s needs.
If you struggling to find a way to care for a loved one and deal with a sudden emergency, a “respite stay” can be an ideal solution and alternative to round-the-clock in-home care.
Contact us at your convenience to find out how we can help you find the right solution for your situation.