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GERIATRIC CARE INFORMATION


For information on Geriatric Care Assessments click here  

What is a Geriatric Care Manager? Read Article or Watch Video

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers  click here





LOS ANGELES  - Local Services for the Elderly


Jewish Family Services offers programs for seniors

Western Geriatric Care Managers

Alzheimer's Association of Southern California










MEDICARE ISSUES


       If you're not sure your getting your Medicare needs met,
       then visit the Medicare Rights Center

       Bet Tzedek



AGING RESOURCES

Parkinson's Disease Organization

NeuroCommunity Foundation

Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior @ UCLA

Longevity Center @ UCLA

UCI Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders

UCI Longvity Study

USC Memory & Aging Center




RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS


Concepts for Living -
Free senior placement service

HeartLight Referral
- Free senior placement service

Premier Residential Solutions (818) 876-9999 - Free senior placement service



                          



SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

Leeza's Care Connection

Alzheimer's Association Support Groups




NEWS & ARTICLES

60 Minutes on UCI Longevity Study (May 4, 2014)

What is a Geriatric Care Manager? (The New York Times, October 6, 2008)






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When To Seek Help

Understanding and taking care of your elderly loved one's needs can be a full-time job. And if those needs are complex or if you live a distance away, it can be very hard to do that job well. But before you throw up your hands in frustration, you may want to consider hiring a geriatric care manager.



How Do You Know You Need to Consult With a Geriatric Care Manager?



Here are 14 signs to watch for:


Your parents may need your help if:

                                     
They are not taking medication as prescribed.

Their driving skills have slipped.

They are neglecting bills or not depositing checks.

They fall prey to a financial scam or high-pressure sale.                                    

Their clothes are not clean                               

They are not brushing their teeth or shaving.                                                  
They have dropped their hobbies and friends.

They are eating poorly or have lost weight.

The house and yard are neglected.     

They are not taking proper care of pets.                                                       
They have limited contact with the outside world.

They seem confused or depressed.        

They have lost bowel or bladder control.

They trip often or have trouble with stairs.




 For the complete article click here


Are you Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's or other serious challenges?

Top 10 Signs of Stress


1. I know dad is going to get better! Denial ... about this disease and its effect on the person who has been diagnosed.

2. If he asks me that once more, I'll scream! Anger ... at the circumstances, at the person with Alzheimer's at others, anger that no cure exists and anger because others don't understand the pressure and isolation you experience.

3. I don't want to do that. Social Withdrawal ... from friends and activities that once brought you pleasure.

4. What happens when he needs more care than I can provide?
Anxiety ... about facing what the future hold.

5. I don't care anymore. Depression ... that begins to break your spirit and affects your ability to cope.

6. I'm so tired. Exhaustion ... that makes it nearly impossible to complete necessary tasks.

7. What if? Sleeplessness ... caused by a never-ending list of concerns and fears.

8. Leave me along! Irritability ... moodiness and negative responses and reactions to things that didn't bother you in the past.

9. I forgot! Lack of concentration ... and difficulty performing familiar tasks.

10. I can't be sick again! Health problems ... both mental and physical.

If these signs mirror your life, then it's time to consult with an Independent and Certified Geriatric Care Manager.

We can help you create options for your situation so that you don't suffer the debilitating consequences of caregiver burnout.



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