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What are the signs that an elderly person should not live alone?

Updated: Sep 18

By Humberto Fortuna MA, MS

Signs, Elderly Care, Senior, Safety, ALF, Assistance

What are the signs that an elderly person should not live alone
What are the signs that an elderly person should not live alone

There are many sings that an elderly or older adult should not be living alone.

We should mention here that the need for some type of lifestyle change is usually first indicated when a person has difficulty in one or more of the following areas:

· Difficulty in self-care, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, or eating.

· Decline in physical or mental health.

· Malnutrition and dehydration.

· Family not available to provide care or supervision.

As a result of new regulations and changes in the health care industry in the state of Florida, residents in Dade, Palm Beach County and Broward County are now provided with more services in an Assisted Living Facility to include but are not limited to: housekeeping and laundry services, transportation to doctors, social activities and 24 hour supervision.

A benefit of assisted living for the family is that they have the assurance their loved one is in a safe space and in a comfortable environment. Senior living situations can be stressful for any family, whether or not the senior lives with them full-time. When a senior moves into assisted living, family members can rest assured that their loved one is safe in a supportive environment, eating well, socializing, and receiving the care they need.

AS I mention on my book :" Everything you Need to Ask When Selecting An Assisted Living Facility" Available on AMAZON.COM I explain more about financial assistance and what to ASK prior going to an Assisted living Facility Tour.

Call Broward: (954) 965-2925 - Miami Dade: (305) 931-0618 -

Palm Beach: (561) 329-4337

and our local counselors near you, in your county will help you as a free service to you. Our counselors specialize in a specific area in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.

PCC advocates for quality care and all the facilities we represent are licensed and certified with the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

You will be assigned to a counselor that knows your desired area. Give us a call and let one of our Counselors near you help you with your questions and concerns.

Placement Counselors Corp network with several local and nations organizations like Area Agency on Aging of Broward County, Elder Affairs and ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) Adult Protective Services, etc… provides information and assistance about state and federal benefits, as well as available local programs and services and Placement Counselors in the North Region: Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Park, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Riviera Beach/Singer Island, Tequesta, West Palm Beach skyline at night. Central Region: Atlantis, Cloud Lake, Glen Ridge, Greenacres.. Haverhill, Hypoluxo. Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth. Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves. Manalapan Magnolia Park Palm, Beach Palm Springs. Royal Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Wellington. West Palm Beach, Lake Okeechobee & The Glades. Boca Inlet Aerial. South Region, Boca Raton: Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Gulf Stream Highland Beach, Ocean Ridge, Village of Golf . Broward County has very important cities such as: Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, Wilton ManorsPCC and 55+ Magazine is part of the local Networking system in Southeast Florida and with the following establishments.


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PCC and 55+ Magazine is part of the local Networking system in Southeast Florida and with the following establishments.

Memorial Healthcare System | Memorial Healthcare System - MHS With numerous locations in South Florida, its Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Pembroke 24/7 Emergency Care Center, Memorial Primary Care, Memorial Urgent Care Center, Memorial Manor, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Baptist Health Hospital | Doral, Baptist Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Bethesda Hospital West, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Broward Health Hospitals:

Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health

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