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I’ve always had a passion for serving Seniors. When I was receiving my education for Speech Language Pathology, I knew I wanted to take the medical/ Adult route to serve Seniors with neurocognitive Impairments (i.e. Dementia, Parkinson’s, Stroke, ALS, etc.). I wanted to get to the source of where these impairments where, and assist patients to regain their communication, story telling knowledge, so they can keep and form relationships.
I worked at skilled nursing facilities and hospitals providing therapy for my patients to regain their independence and return home safely. I wasn’t making the impact that I always saw myself doing-I had multiple patients re-admitted for the same issues such as a fall, even though we worked intensively on increasing safety in the home. I kept asking “Why is this happening? We worked on this! “
It was difficult to educate families on the patients’ cognitive needs. Many families would cite, “Well that’s just how he is”. I was worried and concerned that once discharged home, I did not know if my efforts were successful in terms of my patients continuing therapy and demonstrating improvement.
In 2018, I was integrated into my mom’s caregiver company, Perfect Solutions for Seniors.
As a collective group, my mom, my sister and I knew we could provide higher level services to our already clientele. With my assistance and my sister’s, in 2018 we become a licensed Homecare company which allowed us to place qualified CNA’s into Seniors homes—This new licensure enables us to provide higher level homecare to allow the client to stay in their home surrounded by the memories they have cultivated over the years. I love going to client’s homes on the initial visit, and seeing generations of photos on the walls. It reaffirms the love of what I do.
It’s here, where my clinical skills and passion for Seniors’ really came alive. I use my clinical skill set to provide hands on education to my staff and I am able to see how much my client benefits in their home. I am able to see my client in their home environment and cultivate a plan that allows effective communication and for their wants and needs to readily be met—I set high standards for our employees and educate them on how to achieve successful outcomes using a comprehensive training program. Now I can rest easy knowing that our client’s cognitive skills, physical needs and emotional well being are all being successfully achieved, improving their overall quality of life. It is extremely satisfying and invigorating because I can see difference we are making in improving my client’s lives .

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Perfect Solutions for Seniors

Announcement of New Corporate Partner

What is Pragmatics?
Pragmatics is subfield of linguistics of how a person uses language in a social setting. Language or the meaning of message is changed depending on context, social engagement or even a change in prosody.
Pragmatics also includes body language, tone and facial expressions to convey a message and also the ability to tune into these social cues.
As we age we may have less ability to practice our pragmatic skills secondary to social isolation or decreased ability to communicate. This is why Perfect Solutions for Seniors, we are excited to announce our Corporate Partnership with The Senior Friendship Center in Sarasota Florida!
The Senior Friendship Center is a place where our client’s can go to socialize, participate in events, and even have medical services. It is a wonderful organization that provides so many events from music to support groups.
They have a booming event calendar at their two locations, Sarasota and Venice Florida. Visit their website and check them out!
#dementia #corporatepartner #inhomecare #seniorliving #socializationandaging #seniorcare #aginginplace

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Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol is a large part of many cultures. From celebrations to mourning, alcohol will make an appearance. What many may fail to take in consideration is as we age our tolerance for alcohol changes. Our tolerance for alcohol may decrease as we age secondary to the following:

  1. Less muscle to absorb alcohol
  2. Increased time to absorb alcohol
  3. Decreased water in the body

Alcoholism does not stop once you hit a certain age. The National Council on Alcohol and Drug dependence cites that up to 11% of elderly hospital admissions are because of drug or alcohol related issues.  This rate is similar to the rate of elderly being admitted for cardiac arrest.

Also, as we age the prevalence of the number of medications one is on is increased. Medication interactions with alcohol increase the likelihood of acute episodes or even hospitalizations.

Furthermore, interactions as well as prolonged use of alcohol can lead to dementia. Alcohol induced dementia impacts memory, learning, and other higher level cognitive skills. Symptoms may include:

  1. Repetition of same story or questions with no recollection of asking prior
  2. Confusion
  3. Loss of muscle coordination
  4. One may appear poorly nourished

A certain type of syndrome, Korsakoff Syndrome, is most commonly caused by alcohol misuse and abuse. Korsakoff is a chronic memory disorder caused by a severe deficiency of thiamine (B-1).  An individual with Korsakoff syndrome may exhibit within normal limits of social skills and other cognitive skills but suffer from memory gaps.  They can have an extensive conversation with someone or confabulate information because they may actually believe the information they presented, but once the conversation is over, they will have no recollection.

The Alzheimer’s Association, cites available data that 25% of those who develop Korsakoff Syndrome eventually recover, almost 50% improve but do not completely recover, and the other 25% do not recover. In order to recover it is vital to abstain from alcohol.

It is important to note, alcohol induced dementia occurs after a prolonged period of extensive alcohol use.  If you are or your family members are noticing changes mentioned above, speak with your Doctor. If you are having difficulty recalling what is said in Doctor Appointments or need assistance getting to your appointments, Perfect Solutions for Seniors, a senior in home care agency, will be happy to help!

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Diabetes and the Elderly

Diabetes and The Elderly

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25% of adults 65 and older, have diabetes. At times symptoms of diabetes are over looked in Seniors, because they are grouped into symptoms of “normal aging”.

Two types of diabetes:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes – Is when a person cannot produce insulin. This type can affect adults as well as children.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes – Is when a person’s body becomes insulin resistant. This is the more common type

It is vital to have your blood sugar level checked regularly to assess if you are  pre-diabetic. This is when sugar levels are elevated but no so elevated to qualify for Diabetic diagnosis.

If you are pre-diabetic, to decrease your risk of becoming Diabetic a life style change will need to be initiated. Exercise and eating a healthy diet will decrease your risk of diabetes.

Need assistance with controlling your diabetes, or medication reminders?

Perfect Solutions for Seniors can help with that! If you require medication assistance, your RN will come to you to develop a plan of care and a qualified CNA will assist you with the rest!

Free in home consultation as always. It’s our Family taking Care of Yours!

#inhomecare #elderly #seniors #diabetesawareness #seniorhomecare #aginginplace #CNA #medication #RN #Insulin #eldercare #seniorinhomecare.

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