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.
A frequent side effect of aging is that an individual may start needing more medications to maintain their health and quality of life. However, seniors may reach the point that they need help doing so, either because they are reluctant to take the medications or because they are unable to remember to do so. One key aspect of elderly home care is ensuring that seniors are taking the right meds, at the right times, without taking anything that may cause harm.
March 29, 2017 – Ardmore, PA – Neighborly Home Care, one of the leading home care agencies in Main Line Pennsylvania, knows many people fail to realize that more options exist for senior fitness today than ever before. Boomers and the silent generation (the group of Americans born between 1925 and 1945) remain highly concerned about their health and mobility, and fitness providers are increasingly offering classes tailored specifically to the needs of seniors.