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September 2022

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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Page 40 of 53 | 37 TROLLEY RUNS on a 25 minute route between downtown fayetteville and haymount. scan the qr code for the trolley map. Phone: (910) 223-1089 email: To help your family stay healthy. Quality preventive care is essential to good health. It's why we're here, close to home, providing compassionate, individualized care to folks of all ages. So you, your family, and our entire community can all be their very best. From the routine to the unforeseen, count on us. To find a healthcare provider call 800-485-6385 Enhanced cleaning, mask requirements and social distancing to help keep you safe. With Alzheimer's patients, Hutchison says, it is important to remind caregivers of their loved one's victories so they have an understanding about what they are doing and encourage them. Senior Health Services manages cases for patients age 60 and older. anks to a private donation, the health system has expanded these services and recently hired social worker Nancy Davis, who is dedicated to assisting the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, Hutchison says. She helps with assisted-living and advanced-care planning, and with tough decisions, such as powers of attorney and wills. She helps manage crisis situations when caregivers might ignore their own health needs to take care of a spouse or parent. "One of the main frustrations when a spouse or a parent finds a loved one with dementia is not knowing what to do or where to start to help get them care," says Davis. "ere are so many questions, and to have a central location where someone who can help with long-term planning or get you the answers sometimes can mean a lot." "It's not only about getting help to the patient but also peace of mind to the caregiver," Davis says. Hutchison agrees and adds that the navigation of health care and community resources can be one of the biggest obstacles a family can face. "Our solution has been to connect families with a social work care navigator who is able to assess their situation and help them traverse the complexities of the system and provide the supportive counseling necessary to endure," Hutchison says. "Connecting patients and families in need with our community partners and supporting them through individual and group counseling has been an effective approach to producing better outcomes." Luck says the grant has been well invested to help families who need emotional support and the resources to deal with the legal aspects of health care. "e disease is here to stay, and it's irreversible," Luck says. "I would have tried anything. is helps families with the inevitable. We just cherish the moments we still have together." For more information on Cape Fear Valley Senior Health Services and its support groups, call 910-615-1781.

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