Alz and brain awareness month north star senior advisors

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Join us in supporting Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to join the global conversation about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Unfortunately, everyone is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s which cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. That is why it is essential we do our best to learn about the symptoms and what we can do to ensure our loved ones live their best lives with the utmost care.

During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to “go purple” and fight Alzheimer’s disease. As a Senior Advisor for North Star Senior Advisors, we wear purple for not only the families we help every day but for our own loved ones who have faced this harsh reality. Our number one priority is guiding families on the right path toward senior living whether that is independent living, assisted living, or memory care.

Often, family members come to us in a panic that their senior loved one is eloping from home, refusing medicine and are afraid to leave them alone. Being able to care for your senior parent, relative, sibling, or friend is the preferred and obvious answer for most, but caregiver burnout can start to hinder even your ability to provide quality care. On the other side, the guilt of allowing them to live in a different home is very difficult when deciding what is best. While the decision must be carefully thought out, one of the best parts of being a senior advisor is educating those that feel a memory care home is an institution and that is most certainly not the case.

Memory care in Central Florida has grown tremendously. Though there are many, not all uphold standards we look for when placing our own loved ones. As a Veteran owned and nurse operated senior living advisor firm, we personally tour each community to ensure they meet AHCA requirements and visit with the staff and residents to understand what makes each home so unique. Since each memory care possesses distinct characteristics, we find it extremely important to meet and learn about your senior loved one as much as possible to find an ultimate match.

Communities range from apartment style to homelike venues with around the clock nursing care so you are rest assured your loved one is getting the support they need to thrive. Because memory care solely focuses on those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, their entire ambiance caters to constant stimulation and activities ranging from gardening and games to event outings and live entertainment.  Three home-cooked chef-inspired meals are prepared with endless snacks and beverages and some even have a bar for those that love happy hour. The fancier ones are resort like with large pools but all of them provide cleaning services so they do not have to worry or if your loved one used to enjoy cleaning, the staff incorporates this into their activity schedule which is something that serves great for stimulating the mind.

The smaller homes cater to those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia just as well and although they are short of fancy chandeliers and marble floors, many seniors prefer this intimate setting. Understanding your loved ones care and need is priority one. Before you think that memory care is simply an institutional setting, we encourage you to take a tour with one of our experienced and dementia certified advisors to learn what they have to offer. You may be surprised by what you find.

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If you are looking for senior resources, memory care or assisted living options, please call us today at 407-796-1582 or visit northstarsa.com to learn what is available to you.

Honoring Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! Wear purple this month to show support.

About the author : Veronica Quiñones

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Owner and Senior Advisor

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Alz and brain awareness month north star senior advisors

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Join us in supporting Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to join the global conversation about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Unfortunately, everyone is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s which cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. That is why it is essential we do our best to learn about the symptoms and what we can do to ensure our loved ones live their best lives with the utmost care.

During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people around the world to “go purple” and fight Alzheimer’s disease. As a Senior Advisor for North Star Senior Advisors, we wear purple for not only the families we help every day but for our own loved ones who have faced this harsh reality. Our number one priority is guiding families on the right path toward senior living whether that is independent living, assisted living, or memory care.

Often, family members come to us in a panic that their senior loved one is eloping from home, refusing medicine and are afraid to leave them alone. Being able to care for your senior parent, relative, sibling, or friend is the preferred and obvious answer for most, but caregiver burnout can start to hinder even your ability to provide quality care. On the other side, the guilt of allowing them to live in a different home is very difficult when deciding what is best. While the decision must be carefully thought out, one of the best parts of being a senior advisor is educating those that feel a memory care home is an institution and that is most certainly not the case.

Memory care in Central Florida has grown tremendously. Though there are many, not all uphold standards we look for when placing our own loved ones. As a Veteran owned and nurse operated senior living advisor firm, we personally tour each community to ensure they meet AHCA requirements and visit with the staff and residents to understand what makes each home so unique. Since each memory care possesses distinct characteristics, we find it extremely important to meet and learn about your senior loved one as much as possible to find an ultimate match.

Communities range from apartment style to homelike venues with around the clock nursing care so you are rest assured your loved one is getting the support they need to thrive. Because memory care solely focuses on those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, their entire ambiance caters to constant stimulation and activities ranging from gardening and games to event outings and live entertainment.  Three home-cooked chef-inspired meals are prepared with endless snacks and beverages and some even have a bar for those that love happy hour. The fancier ones are resort like with large pools but all of them provide cleaning services so they do not have to worry or if your loved one used to enjoy cleaning, the staff incorporates this into their activity schedule which is something that serves great for stimulating the mind.

The smaller homes cater to those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia just as well and although they are short of fancy chandeliers and marble floors, many seniors prefer this intimate setting. Understanding your loved ones care and need is priority one. Before you think that memory care is simply an institutional setting, we encourage you to take a tour with one of our experienced and dementia certified advisors to learn what they have to offer. You may be surprised by what you find.

 North Star Senior Advisors- dementia-6nonverbalcomm690x400

If you are looking for senior resources, memory care or assisted living options, please call us today at 407-796-1582 or visit northstarsa.com to learn what is available to you.

Honoring Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! Wear purple this month to show support.

Article by:

Veronica Quiñones

Owner and Senior Advisor

headshot of Veronica Quiñones

Recent Posts

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