May 25, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Beginning in April 2018, the US government began mailing out new Medicare cards to Medicare enrollees across the country. Senior residents in Pennsylvania are scheduled to receive their cards between April and June, 2018. The new cards are designed to help reduce the amount of fraud associated with Medicare cards and identity theft – but senior care provider, Neighborly Home Care believes enrollees and their families should be aware of the potential for scams.
May is here, and that means Older Americans Month has arrived. Originally established during the Kennedy Presidency (as “Senior Citizens Month”), Older Americans Month is all about celebrating aging and the contributions which older Americans make. Whether you are providing home care for a senior citizen, or merely want to spend some extra quality time with older relatives in your family, Older Americans Month provides a great opportunity.
Spring is coming, which is great news for anyone providing senior care in Philadelphia, PA. Winter presents a lot of challenges for caregivers, creating new safety risks for that make maintaining an active lifestyle difficult. Spring brings a lowered risk of slip-and-fall injuries, as well as many more opportunities for seniors under your care to get out and about.
Providing senior care in Philadelphia can be particularly tricky during the winter, and for more reasons than just the dangers presented by snow and ice. One big danger to vulnerable seniors in the winter is the tendency to become sedentary. Being cooped up in the house during a long winter without staying active can contribute significantly to heart disease or other health problems.
For your sake and the sake of the loved one under your care, find ways to stay active and mobile regardless of how cold the winter weather gets.
Neighborly Home Care, Senior Home Care Agency Advises Heart Attack Symptom Awareness for American Heart Month
February 1, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – February is American Heart Month, and home care agencies in Philadelphia, like Neighborly Home Care, want everyone to be aware of the dangers of heart disease. The US Center for Disease Control estimates that 610,000 people die of heart problems every year – which is roughly 1/4 of all American deaths.
Every season creates its own challenges when providing senior care in Philadelphia, PA, but in many ways, winter is the hardest – particularly here in the Main Line area where we can see truly intense winter weather. Many aspects of winter can threaten a senior, both mentally and physically, so caregivers must be able to adapt to these challenges.
If you are currently providing senior home care in Main Line, here are some tips on how to help your loved one have a safe and enjoyable winter.
According to the US Federal Reserve, more than one-third of seniors have reported “major financial stress” in the last three years. As stress is a significant complicating factor in many challenges facing seniors, both physical and mental, senior care provider Neighborly Home Care would like to share some tips for seniors who want to save money or cut their budgets.