When is it time to get help with memory care?

Deciding when to get help with memory care can be a tough choice and is one of the most important topics trending in senior health right now. You may notice the senior in your life begins a decline in physical exercise, is exhibiting difficulty with mental tasks and memory, and is having trouble communicating effectively. When one’s healthy lifestyle is compromised, and activities of daily living begin to require consistent help (dressing, physical exercise, brushing teeth, eating, etc.), these are indications that it is time to seek help regarding the memory care of your loved one.

Early signs that the older adult in your life may be experiencing the onset of memory care needs include: forgetting to do daily tasks, being confused by their surroundings, difficulty with numbers, changes in speech, unexplained mood swings, difficulty with judgment, and difficulty with or changes in sleep pattern. While these changes may be alarming, seeking quality care is important in preserving the healthy lifestyle of your senior loved one. If the senior in your life is experiencing any of these symptoms, consider seeking in-home memory care assistance to help aid in senior health.

If you have questions about memory companion care services or would like to schedule a no-cost at-home consultation for memory care services, please contact Help at Home at 941-388-3117. We serve Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties, serving Florida seniors and their families.

Joyce Berk, RN, BSN, MSN

Administrator at Help at Home Homecare
Joyce Berk, RN, BSN, MSN has over 30 years of experience in health care administration, with 26 years dedicated to clinical and financial oversight of various home health organizations, including Medicare, hospice and private operations. After beginning her home health career with private home health care in Sarasota, Joyce served as Vice President and the Chief Operations Officer for a multi-site, multi-state, Medicare and Private home health organization in regions of the US. She then became Vice President of Clinical Operations of one of the country’s largest hospice operations located in the Tampa area. Prior to leading Help At Home’s private initiative, Joyce initiated multi-site start-up home care operations, ensuring regulatory compliance and licensure, with a strong focus on customer service. Most recently, she held the position of Chief Compliance Officer with concentration on quality improvement of a large Florida based Medicare multi-site organization.

Joyce received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University and her Master’s in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. There, she a assumed a faculty and administrative role and later received Hospice Administrator Certification. Her educational background, years of broad-based home care leadership with emphasis on continual improvement and customer service qualifies her to lead Help At Home Homecare in becoming an exceptional provider of private home care services in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties.

Joyce lives in Sarasota with her husband, has three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.

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