Another Vote for Pet Therapy

A new meta-analysis of 17 academic papers finds evidence that having a pet benefits people with mental health problems. The research also reviews the pet owners’ testimonials, laying out the various ways that pets offer them much-needed solace. Pets provide invaluable support for people with mental health problems. An increasing amount of research is pointing […]

via It’s Official: Pets Benefit Our Mental Health — Good Witches Homestead

PS:  How could you not feel safe, protected and at ease with those two beautiful German Shepherds nearby?

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In the Spirit of Giving …

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Please support our on-line  Holiday food drive

“When you find yourself in the position to help someone, be happy and feel blessed because God is answering that person’s prayer through you.

Remember: Our purpose on earth is not to get lost in the dark but to be a light to others, so that they may find their way through us.”

By Alberto Casing

2017 Cost of Care Data

An additional view of the 2017 Cost of Care data from Genworth Financial, showing local, Tampa-area costs versus state of Florida median.

GNW 2017 Tampa vs FL

How to Pay For Care – in a nutshell (or two)

Contact us for additional details on these important funding options.

 

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Web-based Food Drive Benefits Hillsborough County Charities

tt-tbt-prWe very much appreciate the announcement in this Sunday’s Tampa Tribune ‘North of Tampa’ section of the Tampa Bay Times .  Here are the urls to reach the donation sites directly …

ABC Tampa Bay effort to assist St Vincent de Paul Society

https://yougivegoods.com/abc-tampa 

ABC Hillsborough effort to help Cornerstone Kids

https://yougivegoods.com/abc-hillsborough

THANK YOU!!

#TBT #fooddrive

That Time of Year: Natural Disaster Planning & Readiness

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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.

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A Community for Me

Caregiver_and_Man_with_caneSenior housing comes in all shapes and sizes offering different lifestyles and amenities from high-rise towers to historic homes to life care campuses – no one size fits all.  With many options to choose from how do I find the right one?

Here are some things to consider to identify which lifestyle is right for you.

Living in an Assisted Living Community may be right for you if:

  • You struggle to structure your daily activities
  • You feel isolated and desire companionship
  • You don’t feel safe when alone at home
  • You live with someone who works outside the home or who is frequently away from home

Living in an Independent Living Community may be right for you if:

  • You don’t want the hassles of maintaining the interior or exterior of your home.
  • You want convenient access to social events such as dinners, movies, special interest clubs, church services and exercise facilities.
  • You want the peace of mind that additional support is right next door if and when you need it.

To learn about FREE guidance for seniors and their families on senior housing options, visit us at AssistedLivingNavigator.com