Blindsided: The Reality of Caring for Aging Parents

Blindsided: The Reality of Caring for Aging Parents

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Martie Salt takes an in-depth look at the high cost of taking care of elderly parents.


Blindsided: The Reality of Caring for Aging Parents Part II

BLINDSIDED: The Reality of Caring for Aging Parents Part II

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Blindsided: The Reality of Caring for Aging Parents Part II


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    ORLANDO, Fla. - "Our mission to enrich the lives of those we serve is one we take to heart. We see each day as an opportunity for Brookdale associates to connect with our residents in a profound and personal way. We have high standards for our staffing, training and programming so we can deliver on our promise of providing quality care appropriate for the unique needs of each resident. Contrary to what was said in the story, friendships are developed at Brookdale communities free of charge.

    However, we are a business and our customers understand that assisted living does have a price for both housing and care. We’re similar to other rental housing and apartments in that we occasionally offer promotions and charge a competitive rental rate. We strive to meet resident care needs through comprehensive assessments by our Health and Wellness Directors and reassessments are done to determine if a resident’s care needs are continuing to be met in assisted living. To best meet residents’ needs we have communities that either offer convenient all-inclusive care pricing or a menu of services charged based on a resident’s usage.

    We hope your viewers know that the safety, security and wellbeing of our residents are our highest priority and we strive daily to provide the positive customer experience our residents and their families expect and deserve."

     

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Blindsided: The Reality of Caring For Aging Parents

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    Below are some local resources that may help you or someone you know navigate the challenges of caring for an elderly relative. 

    If you know of other resources in your area that we should share, please message us through the WFTV 9 Family Connection Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WFTV9FamilyConnection/

    We also invite you to share your comments, suggestions or personal stories by posting to the WFTV 9 Family Connection Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WFTV9FamilyConnection/

     

    RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVING

    5 Ways for Caregivers to Feel Cared For

    5 Ways to Deal With Caregiver Stress

    5 Ways to Keep Your Elderly Parent Safe

    Right Living Arrangements for Aging Parents

    Prepare to Care: A Caregiving Planning Guide for Families

    Caregiving Glossary

    8 Rules for New Caregivers

    How to Organize Important Documents

    Tips for the Long-Distance Caregiver

    Helping a Family Member from Afar

    How to Finance Senior Care

    Tax Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

    Choosing Assisted Living

    Tips for Choosing Home Care Aides

     

    Caregiving Workshops

    A number of workshops available through this link: www.alz.org/cnfl

    How to Communicate When Logic Doesn’t Work

    This presentation provides information to the caregivers and family members an overview of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with specific emphasis on communication and behavior issues

    09/16/2016 – Renaissance Senior Center, 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829

    Check in: 9:30am, Presentation 10:00am to 12:00pm

     

    How to Survive Your Role as Caregiver

    This presentation provides information to the caregivers and family members on “how to take care of themselves” during this difficult journey

    08/05/2016 – Reeves United Methodist Church, 1100 N Ferncreek Ave., Orlando, FL 32903

    Check in: 9:30am, Presentation 10:00am to 12:00pm

    10/21/2016 – Renaissance Senior Center, 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829

    Check in: 9:30am, Presentation 10:00am to 12:00pm

     

    How to Determine the Stages of Dementia

    This presentation helps caregivers and family members better deal with their loved one by understanding the loss of cognitive function and what stage they are experiencing

    09/02/2016 – Reeves United Methodist Church, 11 N Ferncreek Ave., Orlando FL 32803

    Check in: 9:30am, Presentation 10:00am to 12:00pm

    11/08/2016 – Renaissance Senior Center, 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL, 32829

    Check in: 9:30am, Presentation, 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Workshops are free to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please call Cindi Spurgeon at 407-843-1910.

     

    Savvy Caregiver Workshop Series

    Presented by the Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, Savvy Caregiver is a free caregiver training series for those involved in caring for family members and friends diagnosed with any form of age-related, progressive dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease). Caregivers will be shown ways to develop and modify strategies they can use to lessen their own stress and improve care for those they love.

    09/09/2016 –  Pine Hills Community Center, 6408 Jennings Rd, Orlando, FL, 32812, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

    Must register today at (407) 843-1910. Savvy Caregiver Workshops take place for two hours once a week or 6 consecutive weeks.

     

    ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

    Help for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

    Central Florida

    Navigating as Couples Group at Arden Courts

    1057 Willa Springs Drive, Winter Springs, 32708

    1st Thursday, 12 noon (Lunch is served, RSVP required)

     

    Early-Stage Support Group at Winter Park Community Center

    721 New England Avenue, Winter Park, 32789

    1st Wednesday, 1:00pm

     

    Early-Stage Support Group at One Senior Place

    715 Douglas Avenue, Altamonte Springs, 32714

    1st Tuesday, 2:00pm (Must call 800-272-3900 to RSVP)

     

    Praise with a Purpose

    Aloma United Methodist Church

    3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, 32789

    1st Wednesday, 1:00pm

     

    Connection Café at Orlando Health Center for Aging and Memory Disorder Clinic

    21 W. Columbia St, Ste 201, Orlando, 32806

    2nd Tuesday, 1:00pm

     

    Musical Minds Choir 

    Longwood Hills Church, 1255 EE Williamson Rd. Longwood, FL 32750

    Wednesday mornings, 10:00am to 11:30am

     

    Art's The Spark at the Orlando Museum of Art

    2416 North Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

    Saturday mornings, 10:30am to 12pm

    8/13/16, 9/10/16, 10/08/16

     

    Brain Fitness Club a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Winter Park

    125 N Interlachen Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

    BrainFitnessWP@gmail.com

    (321) 279-3648

     

    ALZ Connected

    Online 24/7

    www.alzconnect.org

     

    East-Central Florida

    Early-Stage Support Group at Center for Family Caregiving

    3661 S. Babcock Street, Melbourne, 32901

    1st Wednesday, 2:00pm

     

    Early-Stage Support Group at First United Methodist Church

    825 Forrest Avenue, Cocoa, 32922

    2nd Tuesday, 10:30am

     

    ALZ Connected

    Online 24/7

    www.alzconnect.org

     

    SENIOR RESOURCE CENTERS BY COUNTY

    BrevardAging Matters in Brevard

    One Senior Place

    LakeAging Tree

    Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services of Clermont

    VolusiaCouncil on Aging of Volusia County

    Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services of Daytona Beach

    OrangeSeniors First Inc.

    Share the Care Inc.

    One Senior Place

    Centre for Aging and Wellness

    Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center

    Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services of Kissimmee

    Compass Research

    OsceolaOsceola County Council on Aging Inc.

    Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services of Kissimmee

    SeminoleMeals on Wheels Etc.

    FlaglerFlagler County Senior Services

    Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services of Daytona Beach

    MarionMarion Senior Services

    SumterSumter Senior Services

    Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services of Clermont

    Compass Research

     

    Florida's Nursing Home Guide:

    http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/CompareCare/SelectChoiceNH.aspx

     

    INSURANCE RESOURCES

    For information on long term care insurance, go to www.MyFlorida.com and search "long term care".  

     

    UNITED WAY

    At any time, you may call 2-1-1 for information and support about financial assistance, health programs, crisis support and more. 2-1-1 is free and completely confidential. You can access 2-1-1 by phone, email, chat or text (just text your zip code to 898-211). You will be connected to a multilingual 2-1-1 specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations providing critical services to improve and save lives.

     

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