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.
Choosing between caregiver agencies in Philadelphia can be an immense task. After all, you are trusting strangers with the care of close family members. When you bring in an agency to help care for a loved one, you should feel confident that you have made the right decision, and that you have hired an agency that truly wants the best for the seniors in its care.
When you are choosing between different caregiver agencies in Philadelphia, these are some of the traits you should look for in their caregivers.
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.
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.
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As America’s huge Boomer population continues to age, the problems associated with aging are also becoming a growing concern for more and more families. According to the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), 40% of adults over 65 require daily assistance in their lives, and at least 70% will need such assistance at some point as they age.
Rising temperatures introduce a new set of risk factors for your senior loved ones. Throughout the summer, you must take special measures to protect your senior loved ones from high summer heat, and to keep them safe. These four tips provide a strong foundation of protection for your loved ones.
Currently, ongoing research is taking place regarding the effects of depression on senior health at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The study is attempting to measure the impact of several factors on senior depression as well as ways the symptoms can be treated. While the full results have yet to be published, the early data points towards depression being a far greater threat to senior well-being than had been previously believed.