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Supporting Lexington’s Family Caregivers This Thanksgiving

November is right around the corner and families are already planning meals, arranging travel and preparing to spend time with those they love. Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends to give thanks for life’s blessings, and to honor traditions and share memories that make up each family’s unique story.

West County CraftsNovember is also National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and I encourage you to also give thanks for our nation’s caregivers, who play a vital role in our local communities and in many cases, our own families.

There are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the United States. These selfless individuals not only see that the health care and daily living needs are met, but they provide the love and support that is required for elders to continue living radiant, purposeful lives.

The Cost of Being a Family Caregiver

Adult children with aging parents frequently step in to fill the role of caregiver. This includes balancing family life, work life and caring for their parent’s daily living needs as well as providing transportation to doctor’s appointments, managing medications and ensuring that tStocksy_txp19ea069bfvi000_Original_402567_cmykheir environment is safe and their house and property is maintained.

According to a survey by the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s costs family caregivers more than just their time. They also provide more than 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care and spend over $5,000 a year caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.

For some families this means missing important events, canceling family vacations and in some cases, going hungry.

Supporting Your Family During Times of Change

This November, we are hosting Thanksgiving in Beaumont, a special educational dining event designed to bring together families who are affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. We will gather together to provide support, give thanks and to share the personal care and memory care solutions available at our community.

Our gourmet Thanksgiving dinner menu includes:

  • Carved Turkey with Gravy
  • Sliced Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
  • Bourbon-Smoked Ribs
  • Bread Stuffing with Sage
  • Corn Soufflé
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Southern Style Green Beans
  • Hot, Buttered Yeast Rolls
  • Assorted Holiday Cakes and Pies

Passionate about Person-Directed Care

At Provision Living at Beaumont Centre, a social model has been designed to create an environment where each elder can experience their unique personhood and maintain their life force. In our home, elders direct their daily memory-carelives. The focus of the social model way of care is to create activity that is life engaging and meaningful in the moment.

Everything that is done is geared toward relationship building between elders, families and team members. All attention is placed on each individual’s quality of life.

Your family will appreciate dedicated support, led by a support coordinator, whose primary role is to take care of your family and function as a personal advisor and single point of contact for you.

Experts in Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Barry Brinegar serves as the community relations manager for Provision Living and is a founding member of the Senior Living Forum for Central Kentucky.

Barry Brinegar serves as the community relations manager for Provision Living and is a founding member of the Senior Living Forum for Central Kentucky.

Team members are educated to the needs of people living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Each neighborhood has their own team of dedicated support companions whose goal is to become intimately familiar with the elders. These dedicated support companions will ensure that the elders’ choices, needs and desires are met to the best of their ability.

If your family is currently exploring personal care or memory care options, or if a loved one is already in need of care, we invite you to attend Thanksgiving in Beaumont at the Beaumont Centre Clubhouse, 3231 Beaumont Centre Circle in Lexington, KY.

Seating is limited and RSVPs are requested by November 9, 2016. Please contact me, Barry Brinegar, community relations manager, at bbrinegar@provisionliving.com or 859-202-1357.

You can also RSVP by visiting our website: ProvisionLiving.com

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