Once again, Medicare Advantage is open for enrollment or for current participants to change their Medicare plans. This year is notable for people who are providing or receiving home care in Philadelphia because one major change is that Medicare Advantage insurers can now reimburse for in-home services.
When providing senior care in Philadelphia, PA, assistive technology can improve outcomes and senior well-being.
What is Assistive Technology?
When talking about services for seniors, assistive technology (also called “assistive devices”) is any product or service that helps a senior overcome physical or mental difficulties in day to day life. Assistive technology (AT) can range from something as simple as a walking cane to highly complex computer-based lifestyle solutions.
When you think about senior care centers, you probably imagine a place of camaraderie, where older people get together to make friends and share their interests. Unfortunately, a series of investigations around the country in recent years have revealed a dark side to some senior centers and homes: bullying. Neighborly Home Care, a trusted provider of in home health care services for seniors, wants residents trying to make choices about their loved ones’ care to be wary.
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.