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Nov 04, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Come to one of our Medicare Sales Seminars. If you have questions, now is the time to ask! Get information about your current coverage or any changes you may need. Just like you need a yearly checkup, so does your health plan!How to enroll into Medicare What Parts A, B, C & D meanThe cost sharing and benefits that are associated with each letterYour available health plan optionsAll attendees will receive a pie!Please RSVPFor More Information Call:  251-210-7089

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Come to one of our Medicare Sales Seminars. If you have questions, now is the time to ask! Get information about your current coverage or any changes you may need. Just like you need a yearly checkup, so does your health plan!How to enroll into Medicare What Parts A, B, C & D meanThe cost sharing and benefits that are associated with each letterYour available health plan optionsAll attendees will receive a pie!Please RSVPFor More Information Call:  251-210-7089

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Come to one of our Medicare Sales Seminars. If you have questions, now is the time to ask! Get information about your current coverage or any changes you may need. Just like you need a yearly checkup, so does your health plan!How to enroll into Medicare What Parts A, B, C & D meanThe cost sharing and benefits that are associated with each letterYour available health plan optionsAll attendees will receive a pie!Please RSVPFor More Information Call:  251-210-7089

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Come to one of our Medicare Sales Seminars. If you have questions, now is the time to ask! Get information about your current coverage or any changes you may need. Just like you need a yearly checkup, so does your health plan!How to enroll into Medicare What Parts A, B, C & D meanThe cost sharing and benefits that are associated with each letterYour available health plan optionsAll attendees will receive a pie!Please RSVPFor More Information Call:  251-210-7089

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The Meadows of Jackson

Assisted Living 517 Commerce St, Jackson, Alabama, 36545

The Meadows of Jackson is an assisted living facility that allows you to decide how much assistance you need with your daily life.  Assisted living can be the solution you need with a blend of personalized care services in a supervised and secure environment that embraces privacy, independence and choice.  Good friends, caring staff, with privacy and independence. Be as active as you wish.  Residents are an active part of our beautiful community, enjoying each day as fully and independently as they desire. The Meadows of Jackson offers a host of activities, not to mention delicious meals in our dining room. Courtesy Services include three home cooked meals and snacks served daily. Courtesy ServicesThree home cooked meals and snacks dailyHousekeeping and individual laundry servicesActivities and Social opportunities including Bible studyBeauty and barber shopCare ServicesPrivate bedrooms and bathroomsRespite careMonthly wellness checks by a licensed nurseMedication assistanceCoordination of home health, hospice or therapy as needed

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AHEPA 310 IV Apts

Affordable-Subsidized 100 Ahepa Way, Saraland, Alabama, 36571

Our goal is effective management and operations of affordable communities for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities, so they may live independent and engaged lifestyles.Established in 1991, AHEPA Management Company, "AMC", began with one property in St Louis, MO.  AMC has grown into a nationally recognized leader in affordable senior housing management, currently managing 94 properties, 4930 apartments in 21 states.  AMC provides on-site property management, maintenance and supportive Service Coordination to HUD-subsidized Section 202 senior apartments developed by AHEPA National Housing Corporation and developed by independent companies.  We have created positive communities for thousands of seniors by providing supportive services that connect seniors with needed services. Management protocols are based on years of hands-on experience that provide engaging experiences and welcoming environments to the residents. Our managed communities have varied service, such as educational presentations, community rooms, physical therapy, and creative programs. 

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The Meadows of Brewton

Assisted Living 205 Pineview St, Brewton, Alabama, 36426

Good friends, caring staff, with privacy and independence.  The Meadows of Brewton is an assisted living facility that allows you to decide how much assistance you need with your daily life.  Assisted living can be the solution you need with a blend of personalized care services in a supervised and secure environment that embraces privacy, independence and choice.Be as active as you wish.  Residents are an active part of our beautiful community, enjoying each day as fully and independently as they desire. The Meadows of Brewton offers a host of activities, not to mention delicious meals in our dining room. Courtesy Services include three home cooked meals and snacks served daily. Courtesy ServicesThree home cooked meals and snacks dailyHousekeeping and individual laundry servicesActivities and Social opportunities including Bible studyBeauty and barber shopCare ServicesPrivate bedrooms and bathroomsRespite careMonthly wellness checks by a licensed nurseMedication assistanceCoordination of home health, hospice or therapy as needed

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Crowne Health Care of Mobile

Skilled Nursing 954 Navco Rd, Mobile, Alabama, 36605

Crowne Health Care of Mobile is a federal and state-licensed 174-bed facility providing skilled nursing care, physical rehabilitation, long term care and memory care for Alzheimers and dementia patients. Our mission is to help the resident attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment and plan of care.Advanced care and therapy right here in south Mobile.  Crowne Health Care of Mobile is a local, family-owned facility located in an established, yet prosperous area of Mobile. Our facility provides long-term care, rehabilitative services and skilled nursing, as well as memory care for individuals with Alzheimers and dementia. We are one of a few skilled nursing communities staffing a nurse practitioner five days a week and registered nurses are available around the clock. Our staff routinely cares for patients recovering from pneumonia, post-surgery infection, IV antibiotic therapy, wound care, diabetic conditions and cellulitis. Doctors and orthopedic specialists make rounds weekly and we provide transportation for patients needing to undergo dialysis. You'll feel at home here .Inside or outside, we are committed to providing our residents with pleasant and safe surroundings. Our veteran activities director has created a robust and active program of activities for our residents. Theres always something new going on, including outings to restaurants, movies, sporting events and other activities both large and small. We have a recreation room and secure courtyard, and residents may choose to participate in either group activities or smaller interests. A registered dietitian monitors diets, with attention to special needs and textures.Our Care Services:Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services24-Hour CareWound TherapyAlzheimer's and dementia careDietary services and nutrition planningAssistance with Daily LivingPhysical Rehabilitation ServicesPhysical TherapySpeech TherapyOccupational TherapyIV TherapyDentist (Quarterly)Podiatry Care (Quarterly)Nursing ServicesLicensed Nurses and Certified Nursing AssistantsOngoing education opportunitiesNurses work with each resident's doctor to create personalized careMemory CareSpecialized Staff to Servie Residents with Alzheimer's and demntia

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Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center

It began as an idea in 2003 and now stands as a beacon of pride for the foundation that started it all. Initially named the Mobile Regional Senior Community Center Foundation, Inc. when the Articles of Incorporation were filed in 2008, the foundation was organized as a 501 (C) (3) to gain funding and bring power to the idea that Mobile needed to support seniors in our area with a center and programs designed for senior adults age 55 and up.In 2008, the 20,000 square foot center opened and offers a thermal plunge pool, a fitness room, billiards room, computer classes, and exercise, dance and art classes. A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of both retired and working senior participants. There is an active roster of 5,000 members for whom the center offers not only activities but has become a place to meet and make friends, and for many, a home away from home. In 2013, the name of the center was changed by the Mobile City Council to the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center to honor now County Commissioner Connie Hudson, who spearheaded the effort to fund and build the center.The foundation works as a partner to support and continue to enhance the center by providing resources for furnishings, appliances, computers, art equipment, pool tables and fitness equipment. Managed by a Board of Directors with assistance from an Advisory Board, the foundations hosts fundraisers and accept donations from supporters and friends. Because needs are always constant and changing, contributions are always welcome.Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center Offers:FitnessGames - Bingo, Dominoes, Billiards, ChessBilliardsComputer LabAquatic Exercise1031 West Cafe Services Lunch M-F 10:30 am to 3 pm - Open to the publicThe Connie Hudson Senior Center can be contacted at 251-208-6701.

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Recognizing Late-Life Depression

Recognizing Late-Life Depression Dora spent much of her day in bed - in a heavy gray fog.  Many days, she let the phone and doorbell ring without answering them.  In the kitchen, dishes, mail, and trash piled up, but she was too weak to clean or care. Excessive sleep and a lack of energy are warning signs of a serious but treatable disease called depression.Older adults face increased risks for depression. Surprisingly this common illness frequently goes undetected and untreated in late life.  Recognizing Depression Coexisting medical conditions, complicated medication regimes, and painful losses sometimes mask the symptoms of depression in late life, says Janet Linton, M.D, medical director of Senior Behavioral Health at Mobile Infirmary, located in Mobile, and North Baldwin Infirmary, located in Bay Minette. Some of the most visible signs of depression, Dr. Linton says, are significant changes in appetite, sleep, and energy level. These symptoms should always be reported to your physician. A checklist of other warning signs of depression follows. If someone experiences a number of these symptoms for more than two weeks in a row, it is time to see a doctor. Many people - especially those who grew up in times or places where mental health problems were viewed as personal, religious, or moral failingshave difficulty talking about the emotional symptoms of depression. You can start by talking to your doctor about your physical symptoms, says Dr. Linton then move on to changes in moods or thoughts. Getting Help Many people first see their family doctors for help with depression. There are, however, many mental health specialists who also treat depression: PsychiatristsPsychologistsCounselors and therapists To find a mental health specialist, contact your local hospital, community mental health center, or senior center. A little preparation can make that first visit to the doctor or therapist go smoother:Make a list of your symptoms.Write down your questions.Take a list of the medications you take and their dosages. If you feel anxious about the appointment, ask someone to go with you. If possible, take notes during your visit. That way it will be easier to recall your doctors recommendations. Treating Depression Depression can be successfully treated at any age. The most effective treatments are medication and psychotherapy. Medications for depression are safe and effective, with very few side effects. They help improve mood, sleep, appetite, energy, and concentration. Psychotherapy is private counseling with a trained professional. It helps you overcome the effects depression has on your moods, thought, and relationships. These treatments may be used separately or in combination. With proper treatment, says Linton, most people experience relief from the symptoms of depression within a few weeks. Warning Signs of Late-Life Depression Physical ChangesSleeping too much or too littleEating too much or too littleFeeling tired or slowed downRestlessness, pacing, fidgetingPersistent headaches, stomachaches, or chronic pain Mood ChangesSadnessHopelessnessHelplessnessTearfulnessIrritability Thought ChangesExcessive worriesDifficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisionsLoss of interest in hobbiesPreoccupation with death or dyingThis article was submitted by Janet Linton, M.D., Medical Director Senior Behavioral Health at Mobile Infirmary and North Baldwin Infirmary.  For more information contact North Baldwin Infirmary at Infirmaryhealth.org or 251-580-1770

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Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Signs and Symptoms of GlaucomaAs we age, there's a ton to pay attention to in terms of our health. One area that tends to be overlooked is our eye health. More than 12 million Americans have a vision impairment. For many people, wearing glasses or contacts has been a part of life since childhood, and a slow digression in vision feels normal.Glaucoma is an eye condition that affects more than 3 million Americans and can lead to irreversible blindness. This new year, use the month to vow to better eye health and learn about glaucoma signs and symptoms. Understanding this condition could save you from losing your vision in the future.What is Glaucoma?Glaucoma is a common eye condition with more than 200,000 cases each year in the United States. Glaucoma develops when high eye pressure damages the nerves connecting the eyes and the brain. It's a slow-progressing condition that often leads to a loss of eyesight and, in some cases, total blindness. While there's no way to bring back vision after it's lost, surgery to release eye pressure can slow or stop glaucoma from progressing.Since it's a slow-moving condition, many people don't notice early signs of glaucoma, although late symptoms include pain and vision loss. Glaucoma is most common in people aged 40 and older and those with a family history of glaucoma. It's also common in people with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or sickle cell anemia.Types of GlaucomaGlaucoma refers to a type of eye condition that affects a person's vision. There are two main types of glaucoma.Open-angle glaucoma. This is the most common form of glaucoma and occurs when the trabecular meshwork is blocked, causing gradual pressure on the eye. Many people don't experience any open-angle glaucoma symptoms and often don't notice a problem until they begin losing vision.Angle-closure glaucoma. This type of glaucoma occurs when the bulging of the iris blocks the drainage angle. Symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma include severe headache, eye pain, eye redness, and blurred vision. This condition may suddenly occur and is considered a medical emergency.All forms of glaucoma happen because there is unwanted pressure on the eye due to a blockage. Different types of glaucoma are diagnosed, depending on how the blockage occurs.Pigmentary glaucoma-When the eye's drainage system becomes clogged by pigments from the iris, it's referred to as pigmentary glaucoma. It's most common in younger adults because there is less pigment in the eye to cause a blockage as we age.Uveitic glaucoma- The middle layer of the eye is called the uveitis. Its purpose is to provide blood to the retina. If the uveitis becomes swollen or inflamed and puts pressure on the eye, it's called uveitic glaucoma.Exfoliative glaucoma- Sometimes, the eye's outer layer can shed a flaky material that gets stuck in the drainage system, causing exfoliative glaucoma. This type of glaucoma is most common in those of northern European descent after the age of 40.Living with GlaucomaUnfortunately, once you lose your vision to glaucoma, there's no way to get it back. Early detection is the key to protecting your vision against glaucoma. You should start regular eye exams by age 40 as this is when vision changes begin to occur. When looking for early signs of glaucoma, your doctor will examine the inner eye pressure, the shape and color of the optic nerve, your field of vision, the angle of where the iris meets the cornea, and its thickness of the cornea. If you have high-risk factors such as diabetes or a family history of glaucoma, your doctor may suggest more frequent follow-ups to monitor your eye health.This article was submitted by Visiting Angels with locations in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.  If you or a loved one suffers from glaucoma or another eye condition that makes it hard to see and perform daily tasks, Visiting Angels can help.  Call them at 251-345-4100. 

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What is the PACE Program?

What Do You Mean By PACE?The Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) creatively coordinates the care of each participant enrolled in the program based on his or her individual needs with the goal of enabling older individuals to remain living in their community. Getting older and staying independent is not always easy. You may have trouble with daily activities like getting to primary care provider's appointments, bathing, and getting dressed. Mercy LIFE of Alabamas PACE program can help you do all of these things while living safely at home, and your team of healthcare providers at LIFE will help you live as healthy as possible. Who does Mercy LIFE of Alabama serve?Mercy LIFE of Alabama serves seniors in the community and in our center. Staying independent and remaining at home is important for seniors, but sometimes living safely at home can be a challenge. Mercy LIFE of Alabama understands this and we help seniors live safely at home. Seniors in our program benefit from a wide range of healthcare services provided in our PACE center or in the home, 365 days a year. Who pays for the program?Program payment is determined based on Medicare and Medicaid eligibility. Typically, services are free to those who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid, but some participants are required to pay monthly fees if they are over income or asset limits determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Who qualifies?Many participants are enrolled in Medicare and qualify for Medicaid. You are likely eligible for this program if you: Are 55 or older.Live in the service care area.Are certified by the state at a nursing home level of care.Have been assessed by our care team and can live safely in the community without helpful services. Is preventative care covered?Yes. The focus of every PACE organization is to help you live in the community for as long as possible. To meet this goal, PACE programs focus on preventive care. What if my health limits my ability to come to the centers?  Can I have home care?Those who are eligible will receive home care services. The Mercy LIFE of Alabama interdisciplinary team will let you know if your care plan includes home care services. Is transportation provided?We'll provide transportation to Mercy LIFE of Alabama for activities or medical appointments. We'll also provide transportation to appointments scheduled by LIFE in your community. If I enroll in Mercy LIFE, do I have to change doctors?Participants at Mercy LIFE of Alabama must receive care from our program's care team and through our network of providers. You will need to see our primary care provider, but your specialists may be a part of our network. Our team will let you know what doctors you will be able to see when you begin the enrollment process. What Would My Day look like at Mercy LIFE of Alabama?Participants are picked up by our LIFE transportation and brought to the center in the morning. You'll have breakfast with other participants. You may see your doctor or nurse if you have an appointment in the clinic. You might also see your physical therapist or occupational therapist. Participants can enjoy a wide range of activities and groups at the center. You'll have a healthy lunch, and transportation will bring you back home in the afternoon. What are the Eligibility Requirements?You may qualify for LIFE services if you:Are age 55 or olderLive in one of the service area zip codesHave been assessed by the state as needing nursing home careAre able to live safely at home with services provided by Mercy LIFE of AlabamaMercy LIFE of Alabama services are typically free to seniors who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid or Medicaid only. For participants who do not qualify for Medicaid, there is a flat monthly fee. To learn more about Mercy LIFE of Alabama, please contact them at 251-287-8427. 

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Caregiver-Answered Prayer Home Care

Caregiver NeededDuties include: Personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and companionship.Answered Prayer Home Care's goal is to provide assistance wherever needed which includes private homes, independent or senior living facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, as well as hospitals. Our clients lead dignified, independent lifestyles in the comfort and safety of their homes. By carefully assessing, fully understanding an individuals needs, and selectively placing trained personnel to meet these needs, we take pride in our professional caregiving service.Let us know if you would like to be a part of our awesome team!Please Apply Online: https://answeredprayerfoley.clearcareonline.com/apply/ 

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RN at St. Joseph Hospice

Case Manager Overseeing the Care of Hospice PatientsWe are growing and want you to grow with us!  Now HiringExceptional Care. Exceptional People.Our employees are our greatest asset. We strive to provide a working environment that focuses on job satisfaction.Great benefits. Great place to work.We offer a comprehensive benefits packet with health, dental and vision plans, paid time off, 401k, employee referral program, retention bonuses, access to our online learning data base and many more great benefits.Equal Opportunity EmployerThe Carpenter Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce.Search jobs:We offer career opportunities in Home Health, Hospice, Nursing Home Care, Patient Rehabilitation, Nursing, Healthcare Marketing, Management, and Administrative positions.Click Here for More Information: https://www.thecarpenterhealthnetwork.com/careers/ Call: 251-675-7555

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RN-St. Joseph Hospice

Case Manager Overseeing the Care of Hospice PatientsWe are growing and want you to grow with us!  Now HiringExceptional Care. Exceptional People.Our employees are our greatest asset. We strive to provide a working environment that focuses on job satisfaction.Great benefits. Great place to work.We offer a comprehensive benefits packet with health, dental and vision plans, paid time off, 401k, employee referral program, retention bonuses, access to our online learning data base and many more great benefits.Equal Opportunity EmployerThe Carpenter Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce.Search jobs:We offer career opportunities in Home Health, Hospice, Nursing Home Care, Patient Rehabilitation, Nursing, Healthcare Marketing, Management, and Administrative positions.Click Here for More Information: https://www.thecarpenterhealthnetwork.com/careers/ Call: 251-675-7555

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