Elderly

At the corner of State Road 7 and Coral Bay Boulevard in Margate there’s what looks like any ordinary luxury apartment complex being developed. 

It may still be a construction zone, but the 100 units have all steel appliances, granite countertops in the kitchen and tile flooring. Outside there will be walking trails, a swimming pool and outdoor fitness stations. 

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According to the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) approximately 28% of America’s seniors live alone, and many experience social isolation.

For the millions of people who are still without power across Florida, heat illness can be a concern.  

Hundreds Of Elderly Residents Evacuate In Osceola County

Sep 14, 2017

The assisted living facility, Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee, experienced up to four feet of flooding after Hurricane Irma passed through. On Tuesday morning, 356 elderly residents were evacuated from the facility, while close to 200 residents chose to leave.


The number of nursing homes in Florida still without power stood at 64 midday Thursday — down from about 400 that lost power due to Hurricane Irma, according to the Florida Health Care Association.

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