Elder Care in Northeastern Florida
Palm Aging are amazing. I live outside the US and my Dad lives in Florida. Up until his fall in Nov 2020, Dad was fiercely independent - helped out locals with general garden / house sitting jobs, drove his truck to visit his US family and flew to see me. After Dad was released from Rehab, Palm Aging were recommended. A skype meeting was set up and I was struck by the calm friendliness. I - and Dad - felt comfortable that Dorene (who is Dads main carer) and Cindy and the team would work with Dad to keep him as independent as possible and advise him - and me - of therapies and equipment to help him. Dad doesn't accept help well, and became depressed. To support Dad emotionally, we had a talk about how he was not very social, but would always talk a bit to folks he saw when he was helping out. A local VA group - Dads retired Air Force - was recommended as a was to socialise in a way he was comfortable. When Dad had another fall - Palm Aging are the 1st point of contact - and messaged with me, keeping me up to date. Medical terms were explained, questions answered and advice given in a kind manner.2 years on, Dad is still in his own home. A few more medical issues, including early dementia, and I know that if it wasn't for the Palm aging team, he would have been forced into Assisted living after his falls. As he cannot drive anymore, one of the team will come and walk around the block with him, help clean up the house a little. Other days, he will be taken to medical appointments. On these days, Dorene, with her extensive knowledge of medical elderly care, will accompany him as Dad doesn't understand medical talk. Through out the last few years, I have been able to contact with any questions and concerns. The Palm Aging team extend care to the families of the elderly person - when I was able to come and see my Dad after Covid, they arranged to collect me from the airport.Sadly Dads dementia has progressed that assisted living has to be considered. Palm were able to advise and organise viewings with places that would be most suited to Dad.Bottom line - a wonderful team of people who work professionally, with empathy and consideration, to help their clients.