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The Older Person – What’s Not Normal?

Warning Signs and Red Flags Deteriorating hygiene or appearance Erratic or inappropriate behavior changes Increasing confusion or disorientation Depression with tearfulness, loss of appetite Signs of insufficient nutrition, dehydration, or weight loss Inability to...

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Six Steps to Care Management

Generally speaking, the practice of Care Management follows a six-step process. It begins with assessing the client to determine his or her specific needs for care, which is followed immediately by a detailed report of findings, recommendations, and suggestions. That...

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Is it Good to Work with a Placement Agency?

We often get asked “Is it better to work with a placement agency that has contracts with all local homes and communities, because they’re completely unbiased?” Traditional placement agencies do not have contracts with all local homes and communities. Facilities,...

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Care Management Before and After Placements

Family Connect Care provides transitional care management throughout and after placement In all placements, our goal is to get it right the first time. Moving is a stressful experience, even more so for the elderly and memory-impaired, so we do our best to achieve the...

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Transitional Care Placements at No Cost

Family Connect Care provides transitional care management before placement, at no additional cost to the family. Placement is only rarely a simple process. Every facility is different, as is each person needing care, so it’s critically important to match the two...

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Elderly Care Free Placement Services

Family Connect Care does not charge for placement services. Placement agencies do not work for you. Their “service” is free to you because they are paid by facilities and communities when your loved one is successfully placed. They do not refer to facilities they do...

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New Year, New You

Are you making any new year’s resolutions?  Every year thousands of us do. Make 2017 a better year for you and your loved by making self-care your priority.   When we care for ourselves we are better equipped to handle the challenges that come our way and to embrace...

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Changing the Focus

I get asked all the time how to deal with a loved one who is combative, asks repeatedly when am I going home, or who has begun to exhibit an ongoing behavior.  It’s tough. Communicating with a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be frustrating, exhausting, and downright...

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Music Lights the Corners of Our Minds

Have you ever been driving in your car and the radio begins to play an old song — somehow you not only remember all the words, it brings back great memories.  KC and the Sunshine Band does it for me every time. The reason is quite simple. We are hard-wired to remember...

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When I Have Time to be Happy, I’ll Get Back to You

Are we born happy and positive? Turns out we are NOT, but we can’t help it. It’s not our fault that we have difficulty being happy.  Many of us feel happy is a thing you have to schedule. Sadly, we aren’t wired for it. Our nature and historic DNA predisposes us to...

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Navigating Mom and Dad’s Individual Needs

I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate you and your staff. Because of your guidance and help, I was able to navigate my father's sudden illness and extended care. Your compassion was so important to me at his death last year. With my living out of the area,...

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Finding Care for Mother with Dementia and a Leg Wound

My 90+ year old mother, who had moderate dementia, fell at her home and suffered a serious leg wound. She went from the hospital to a nursing home where her leg was treated. After her Medicare re-imbursement ran out, the nursing home released her. We applied at a...

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