This resource directory offers a comprehensive, searchable database for Polk County residents. Check out http://polkeldercare.com/resource-directory/.
Thank you to the Florida Health Care Association for providing this website. www.eldercareflorida.com
Why Would a CCRC Want to Move Toward HCBS?
There are many reasons why a CCRC might want to begin offering home and community-based services. This move could help you: Read rest the rest of the story on the LeadingAge website.
A timely article about how cardiovascular health can affect cognitive ability…
Modifying Heart Health May Boost Brain Health
by Roscoe Nicholson on June 18, 2014
The American Heart Association has released an assessment tool called Life’s Simple 7 that focuses on modifiable health behaviors, which can be used to promote cardiovascular health. Previously researchers have shown a relationship between cardiovascular problems and a greater risk of cognitive decline. In light of the earlier research, researchers wondered whether scores on Life’s Simple 7 could be associated with a greater risk of cognitive decline. If so, this association of decline with a tool focused on modifiable health behaviors could provide motivation for making lifestyle changes that will benefit the heart and brain.
Continue reading the rest of the article here: http://aginginaction.com/2014/06/modifying-heart-health-may-boost-brain-health/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=June+aging+in+action&utm_content=June+aging+in+action+CID_8ad41bfda22a3a3ce633edfc1852d2a0&utm_source=Campaignmonitor&utm_term=Read%20the%20full%252
Here’s a quick read about engaging seniors to stay healthy, something we strive to achieve every day at FPH! We especially look for opportunities for multigenerational experiences. So check this out…
Aging with Dignity
Building relationships with seniors
The isolation of living alone at home or in a facility can be profound. The majority of seniors are at home, and they try to stay at home for as long as they possibly can. But you can begin to feel really isolated—especially if your family has moved away. We want people to have independence, but also reduce the sense of isolation. We try to create currents between people.
Continue reading the rest of the article here: http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23501-aging-with-dignity.html
Education Spotlight: Social Accountability
Published On: Mar 10, 2014 on the LeadingAge website
With implementation of the Affordable Care Act and challenges to tax exemption looming, it is increasingly important for senior living organizations to engage the greater community beyond their four walls.
Partnership building is critical in these times, and fulfilling the not-for-profit mission requires a broader view of who the provider organizations’ constituents truly are.
This is a great article explaining what faith-based continuing care retirement communities like Florida Presbyterian Homes are all about.
Faith-Based Housing That Meets Evolving Needs
By JENNIFER PRESTON
MARCH 12, 2014
Residents at Pennswood Village in Bucks County, Pa., a “spiritually vibrant” retirement community founded on Quaker values. When Elaine Daniels turned 60, she made a small deposit on a senior living apartment at Pennswood Village, knowing that one day she might want to move into the retirement community founded on Quaker values.
In November, at age 78, she finally did.
“I didn’t want to worry any more about the roof leaking or shoveling snow,” said Ms. Daniels, an artist who had previously lived in nearby New Hope, Pa. “I did not have a husband. I did not have a child. I wanted to go someplace that would take care of me the rest of my life. “
Ms. Daniels chose what is called a continuing care retirement community, which provides a range of care from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing. Some are faith-based, like Pennswood, where she now lives independently in a newly renovated apartment with access to three dining rooms, various services, including health care and shuttle bus service, and excursions to chamber music concerts in Princeton, N.J.
Great story in the New York Times. Check it out: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/older-people-are-what-they-think-study-shows/
by Kathryn Brod
On the website of Mary’s Woods Retirement Community, Lake Oswego, OR, residents Greg and Evie Hadley wrote about their decision to move into the community. Their move was accompanied by a host of arguments against their decision from their friends, the top 12 of which are detailed in the web post by the couple. Recounting the process, the Hadleys wrote: