Delaware County Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Warns Families to Be Cautious About Senior Transportation Options
July 31, 2017 – Ardmore, PA – “Crowdsourced” ride-hailing applications such as Uber and Lyft are becoming increasingly popular. However, Neighborly Home Care – a Delaware County home care provider – wants families with dependent elderly loved ones to be aware that better options are available for senior transportation.
Whether senior loved ones are local or long distance, they may sometimes need transportation that you are unable to provide and you want to know that they are safe. Home care providers are about more than just in-home care. They also provide a range of transportation services which enables seniors to maintain independence as well as safety.
Benefits of Securing Transportation Through a Delaware County Home Care Provider
Families know the driver. Home care providers will communicate with families, so they know who is transporting their loved ones. With ride-hailing, anyone could be providing the ride, and the drivers would likely be different each[...]
When you are providing constant senior home care for an elderly loved one, taking a vacation is more than a nice break. Caregiver burnout is a very real problem, particularly among those who have been providing elderly care for months or even years. Some occasional “me time” is needed for caregivers to maintain their own emotional and physical well-being, and ensure they remain capable of providing quality care.
However, who cares for your loved one while you are on vacation? Your family needs you, too, and summer vacation is one way that families connect, away from the normal day to day stresses. Summer vacations are possible for caregivers, but careful planning is required so that your loved one will continue to receive the care needed, and so that you can enjoy your time away without worry.
The first step is helping loved ones know that they will still receive the best senior[...]
Are you aware of the various dangers that summertime can present to your elderly loved ones?
Most people see summer as a time for enjoying oneself and the outdoors, but for seniors summer can be among the most dangerous times of the year. Seniors are much more susceptible to heat-related illnesses, and are potentially more vulnerable to other threats that younger people take for granted. When you are providing any elderly care service for loved ones, you should be aware of the dangers summer can present to them.
Elderly Care Service Providers: Recognizing Summertime Dangers to The Elderly
Simply put, the body of an elderly person is much less able to deal with elevated levels of heat than younger people. Heat can become trapped in their body much more easily, doing damage, rather than being released through perspiration.
You should be able to recognize the signs of both heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Heat exhaustion is[...]
As an elderly family member continues to age, one or more other members of the family often start taking on the role of caregivers for them. Being a caregiver can be an extremely rewarding duty, particularly in that you get to spend plenty of time with that loved one. However, 24-hour home care in Main Line, or any caregiving you provide can take a toll! Many family caregivers may become burned out, which can impact their health and the level of care. Caring for yourself is a vital part of caring for another.
May 3, 2017 – Ardmore, PA – Spring is here, and that brings opportunities for seniors to get out and about in the sunshine and fresh air! As a provider of elderly home care in Bala Cynwyd, Ardmore and other Main Line communities, Neighborly Home Care advocates outdoor senior activity, because numerous studies have indicated that doing so can be highly effective in improving senior health and slowing the onset of age-related diseases. A recent University of Alabama at Birmingham study covering over 16,000 participants showed that even simple exposure to sunlight significantly helps improve cognitive function in seniors. Additionally, sunlight exposure also helps combat depression and reportedly boosts levels of happiness.
Hearing loss is a common aspect of getting older, and something which many of those receiving senior care in Bryn Mawr will have to face. However, what is more commonly overlooked is the link between hearing loss and depression. Recent studies have shown that seniors with hearing loss – particularly if untreated – are significantly more likely to report feelings of depression as well.