We receive calls every day asking who can help me with this or that? Well, there are organizations and companies that cater to our seniors.
We have a lot of them already listed over on our Resources page but I wanted to share some that you may not know about here.
Florida Ombudsman Program
The mission of the Florida Ombudsman Program is to improve the quality of life for all Florida long-term care residents by advocating for and protecting their health, safety, welfare, and rights.
They are advocates for those living in nursing homes, assisted living communities, and adult family care homes.
All their services are confidential and free of charge.
You can find information about resident’s rights and training on their website. You can also find out how to volunteer, read news and publications, watch videos, and file a complaint.
If you click on their links tab, you will find a wealth of information there as well.
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
Want to know if a facility has had any violations or who owns it?
The AHCA’s mission is “Better Health Care for all Floridians.”
They are responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program, licensure and regulation of Florida’s health facilities, and providing information to Floridians about the quality of care they receive.
On the AHCA website, you can find out about a certain community, such as if they are licensed, how many violations they received, and who the owner/owners are.
You can also report a facility if you feel the facility is putting residents at risk.
AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
Their website provides a wide variety of services from help with tax preparation to free online classes. You can find just about anything you’re looking for on their website and it’s all free as well.
Senior Relocation Services
Senior Relocation Services are professional movers who cater exclusively to the senior community.
They have extensive experience in doing the physical move for families when downsizing – from an assessment of what will fit into the new home to assisting in final set up – making the move less stressful.
They are aware of Relocation Trauma and are mindful of it during the whole process. Comfort and familiarity is their goal.
Services include organizing, packing/unpacking, developing floor plans, home staging and more.
They will also take care of the move for you, eliminating the extra step.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Assisted Living Made Simple holds three (3) Alzheimer’s/Dementia caregiver support groups a month.
They are monthly education and support groups designed to provide emotional, education, and social support to those who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.
We have one in Port Orange on the first Friday of each month, one in New Smyrna on the second Tuesday of each month, and one on the third Tuesday of each month in Ormond Beach.
Our support groups are amazing and caregivers feel so much lighter and relieved after attending a group. They realize they are not alone.
Please visit our website at www.almsnsb.com and click on the resources for more helpful links. You are always welcome to call us at 386-847-2322 for more direction as well.