10 Spring Activities in Central Florida

Our last blog post shared twenty things to do with seniors to celebrate spring! Today, we're sharing things you and your family can enjoy right here in Central Florida. For caregivers or family members taking seniors or the disabled to any event, we recommend planning ahead. As we shared in our last blog post, planning [...]

By |2022-06-06T10:52:56-04:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Spring Activities in Central Florida

Thanksgiving Activities with Seniors

Seniors often miss out on holiday activities due to depression, physical limitations, or disregard. Older adults are sometimes overlooked during the holidays. They are left in a comfortable seat and passed over by the hustle and bustle of the house. We recommend that family members take initiative and plan activities for older adults. Activities for [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:11:35-05:00November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Activities with Seniors

Home Care Support for Breast Cancer Patients

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society shared the following stats regarding breast cancer in the U.S.: 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime More than 245,000 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 201 More than 40,000 U.S. women will die from breast [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:11:50-05:00October 8th, 2018|Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Home Care Support for Breast Cancer Patients

National Nurses Week History

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:12:59-05:00May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Nurses Week History

How to Choose Healthy Foods at the Grocery Store

Have you ever noticed the first thing you see when you walk into the grocery store? We often see the produce aisle first and candy snacks at checkout. We're here to help you outsmart these marketing tactics so you can leave the store with heart-healthy items. These ten healthy items are staples for any grocery [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:13:36-05:00February 28th, 2018|Heart Month, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Choose Healthy Foods at the Grocery Store

5 Ways to Calm an Older Adult with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can feel overwhelming. Family members deal with the loss of the person they knew and the new reality of the disease, which causes agitation and cognitive impairment. These challenges can be heartbreaking. Learning how to handle the difficult behaviors associated with dementia give you the ability to spend [...]

By |2022-06-06T10:52:57-04:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Calm an Older Adult with Dementia

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

Are you last minute shopping for an elderly loved one? It can be difficult to find the right gift for elderly parents when it seems like they have everything. After downsizing and retiring, there is usually no space for knickknacks. However, with a little bit of information, you can get simple and meaningful gifts. Fun [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:14:19-05:00December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Gifts for Seniors

Overcoming Holiday Depression

Many older adults over 65 are depressed. Unfortunately, few seek treatment. Chronic illness, feelings of loneliness and the loss of loved ones can all influence feelings of depression. These factors can make the holidays a very difficult time of year for seniors. The tips below can help caregivers and family members support their aging loved-ones [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:14:35-05:00December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Overcoming Holiday Depression

Hurricane Irma | Emergency Phone Numbers

Information below is courtesy of abcactionnews.com The State of Florida Emergency Hotline has been activated 24/7. For up to date information regarding Hurricane Irma, call 1-800-342-3557. In order to find a hurricane shelter close to you, you can text the word "shelter" and your zip code to the number 4-F-E-M-A or 4-3-3-6-2. Text FLPREPARES to 888777 to [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:14:56-05:00September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hurricane Irma | Emergency Phone Numbers

FEMA | Hurricane Irma Resources

All of the information below is courtesy of FEMA.  If You Are In A Life-Threatening Situation And You Need Rescue Call 911 first Then your local emergency management agency. If you are unable to connect with your local emergency services, then call the U.S. Coast Guard. Sector San Juan CC: (787) 289-2041 Sector Miami CC: (305) 953-4617 Sector Key West [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:15:01-05:00September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FEMA | Hurricane Irma Resources
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