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How to Afford Elderly Care

How to Afford Elderly Care One of the biggest concerns facing any family with elderly relatives needing care is finances and how to afford elderly care. Whether in the senior’s home or a family member’s home, elderly care can often place significant financial burdens on a family. However, providing the care and support needed by these precious members of your family is essential. Therefore,...

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Considerations for Providing Home Care for an Aging Parent

As your parents or other elderly loved ones get older, their needs will become increasingly challenging. While choosing a nursing home is an option, many people are electing to move their parents into their homes with the assistance of home care agencies. If you have considered all the choices and decided that moving your aging parent into your home is the best choice, you should know what changes...

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Top 3 Summer Precautions For Elderly Care

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...

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Choose the Right Home for Proper Care of Your Elderly Loved One

Choose the Right Care for Your Elderly Loved One Do you have elderly loved ones who are beginning to have trouble taking care of themselves? Many options are available to provide the help they need: elderly in home care, retirement homes, nurse visits, and living with their family. However, knowing what is best for them can be challenging, so you must weigh all the options. This article will help...

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Come Together to Decide on Elderly Care for Loved Ones

When a member of your family reaches an age or stage in their life where they are unable to care for themselves, the decisions that have to be made can become difficult. How will you find elderly care for loved ones that is suitable to provide all of their needs? Are you able to afford an in-home care attendant? These are difficult decisions with huge impacts on your future, and the future of your...

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7 Warning Signs an Elderly Parent Needs Assistance

Watching a parent grow older and experience the signs of aging can be difficult for many people. As a result, families should understand the aging process and learn the signs that an elderly parent requires assistance or additional help around their home. As experienced specialists in this area, the team at elderly home care company Neighborly Home Care highlights 7 warning signs that an elderly...

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Senior Care Tips – Great Springtime Activities for Seniors

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 seniors 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. Spring is full of possibilities...

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Benefits of Respite Care for the Elderly and Caregivers

Caring for a loved one is both rewarding and demanding. Family caregivers seek ways to balance caregiving’s physical and emotional stresses and demands with their desire to care for their loved ones. As a result, many family caregivers are looking to the benefits of respite care. Professional home respite care is an excellent source of support for family caregivers. See Our Elder Care...

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Delaware County Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Warns Families to Be Cautious About Senior Transportation Options

The Best Senior Transportation Options for Families January 17, 2022 – Ardmore, PA –“Crowdsourced” ride-hailing applications like Uber and Lyft are becoming increasingly popular. However, these private transportation and ride services come with several downsides for seniors. Neighborly Home Care’s home care providers in Delaware and Pennsylvania want families with dependent elderly...

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Senior Companionship During the Holiday Season is a Compelling Need

Many hardships can sometimes be associated with growing old, and those hardships can become especially difficult during the holiday season.  Seniors need love and support, and a special need exists for senior companionship during the holiday season. Why Holidays Are Hard on Many Seniors The year-end holidays are usually associated with being joyous and festive, but older adults can easily be left...

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Home Care Agencies in Delaware County: Five Concerns for Seniors

12 Nov 2021 Home Care Agencies in Delaware County: Five Concerns for Seniors Every day seniors can face myriad problems that they are afraid or ashamed to discuss with their loved ones. So understanding these problems is essential for you to understand to facilitate a discussion with or about your loved one and help discover solutions for their concerns. Here are five of the biggest concerns...

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Neighborly Home Care Explores Dementia

22 Sept 2021 Neighborly Home Care Explores Dementia Neighborly Home Care knows that few topics are more uncomfortable to consider or discuss than the potential of a person losing their mental faculties due to age, injury, illness, or a combination of factors. Unfortunately, the situation outlined is a reality for millions of Americans. As a company that offers specialized dementia care, we are...

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In Home Care Services Help Avoid Potential Bullying at Senior Centers

12 Aug 2021 Home Care Services Help Avoid Potential Bullying at Senior Centers 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 have revealed a dark side to some senior centers and homes: senior bullying. Neighborly Home...

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In Home Care Services – What Is Elderly Respite Care and What Are Its Benefits?

23 July 2021 Philadelphia Home Health Care Services – What Is Elderly Respite Care and What Are Its Benefits? Among the many home health care services that we provide, possibly the least understood is respite care. Full-time home care of a senior can be highly challenging mentally, emotionally, and physically. Elderly respite care can meet family caregivers’ need to recharge and refocus to provide...

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Neighborly Home Care Discusses Ten Preventable Stroke Risk Factors

21 June 2021 Neighborly Home Care Discusses Ten Preventable Stroke Risk Factors One factor that may cause a need for senior home care in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and the rest of the world, is the threat of stroke. A stroke is caused when a blood clot restricts blood flow to the brain, and even a single stroke can sometimes cause massive neurological damage. In many cases, strokes can drastically...

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The Effects of the Pandemic on Caregivers

25 May 2021 The Effects of the Pandemic on Caregivers The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on nearly everyone in the United States, and family caregivers have been hit especially hard. The effects of the pandemic on caregivers are broad and wide-reaching, affecting millions of family caregivers across the country. Increased stress is one of the main results of the pandemic, as is difficulty...

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Neighborly Home Care Hires Agency Director for New Sussex County, Delaware Office

19 April 2021 Neighborly Home Care Hires Agency Director for New Sussex County, Delaware Office April 19, 2021 – Georgetown, DE – Personal Assistance Services Agency (PASA), Neighborly Home Care, has opened a new office in Sussex County Delaware. Amy Fibelkorn will act as the Agency Director for the new office, located at 208 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947. Amy Fibelkorn has a background...

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Senior Care in Delaware County – Four Signs Your Loved One May Be Unfit to Drive

12 April 2021 Signs Your Elderly Loved One May Be Unfit to Drive Senior citizens face many serious problems when driving. Aging slows reaction times and reduces vision, especially at night. As a result, drivers over the age of 70, especially those 85 and older, have the highest rate of fatal accidents in the United States. In 2018, nearly 7,700 older adults (age 65+) died in traffic crashes,...

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Neighborly Home Care Reminds Families That Home Care Agencies Can Help with Senior Fitness

29 Mar 2021 Neighborly Home Care Reminds Families That Home Care Agencies Can Help with Senior Fitness March 29, 2021 – Ardmore, PA – Neighborly Home Care, one of the leading home care agencies on the Main Line in Pennsylvania, emphasizes seniors’ need to have some regular physical activity when possible. Medical professionals and experts recommend seniors perform moderate exercise for at least...

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Elderly Care Service Providers Meet Meal Preparation Challenges

Elderly Care Service Providers Meet Meal Preparation Challenges Meal preparation is one of the biggest concerns for family members and other caregivers trying to provide elderly care services. Good nutrition and healthy food will keep seniors living longer; unfortunately, creating appealing, healthy meals according to dietary restrictions is difficult for some caregivers. In fact, family members...

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Neighborly Home Care Offers Heart Health Tips For American Heart Month

Neighborly Home Care Offers Heart Health Tips For American Heart Month February 26, 2021 – Ardmore, PA – February is American Heart Month, and many organizations in the country are working to raise awareness of heart disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that approximately 655,000, or 1 in every 4 Americans, die from heart disease each year. Heart disease is a vital concern for seniors,...

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How Is Elderly Care Technology Changing?

16 Feb 2021 Neighborly Home Care: “New Technology is Modernizing the Way We Look at Elderly Care” Leaving the family home can be difficult. Our homes are where our best memories are often made and an environment where we have felt secure and comfortable for many years. For this reason, the transition to an elderly care environment can be difficult for some, and when possible, elders will stay...

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What You Should Know About Caregiver Burnout

31 January 2021 What You Should Know About Caregiver Burnout On any given day, approximately 40 million Americans provide unpaid care to elderly family members or friends. This wonderful, selfless act shows just how much these family caregivers love the older people in their lives – but this also puts them at high risk of caregiver burnout. Providing care, particularly long-term care, can be...

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How Senior Care in 2021 Will Change from 2020

14 January 2021 How Senior Care in 2021 Will Change from 2020 Senior care in 2021 may be significantly different than in 2020. The desire for in home care services will likely be even more prominent due to COVID-19 and other health issues in nursing and care facilities. As a result, telehealth and remote medical technology will grow and become more prevalent in seniors’ homes. Significant...

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How COVID Is Changing Aging and Retirement

31 December 2020 How COVID Is Changing Aging and Retirement COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the working and living situations for many people, with seniors facing particularly noticeable changes. While more and more seniors had been opting to spend their retirements in their family homes, the virus has accelerated that trend. As a result, even more seniors than before will choose to age-in-place....

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Neighborly Home Care Explores 5 Challenges Seniors Face Living at Home Alone

 As people begin to grow older, they begin to lose the ability to do the same things that they were able to when they were younger. Basic tasks like cooking and cleaning, which were once part of a manageable daily routine, are now too difficult to perform, and these are only a couple of the challenges seniors face living at home alone. Despite this, many elderly individuals prefer to live in their...

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Why is a Care Plan for Seniors Important?

23 October 2020 Why is a Care Plan for Seniors Important? A care plan for seniors is a vital component for any caregiver, and developing one is one of the first tasks caregivers do for the elderly. What makes these plans important? Why do so many caregivers spend the time to create a caregiving plan for their senior patients? Care plans help create the most effective plans, ensure all of a senior’s...

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Tips for Preparing Seniors for Flu Season

8 October 2020 Tips for Preparing Seniors for Flu Season The winter months are approaching, and with autumn in full swing, flu season arrives. Seniors are significantly more at risk of getting serious complications from the flu than younger people, so making sure your elderly loved ones receive help is essential. With that in mind, here are some tips on preparing seniors for flu season. 1. Have...

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Basic Facts about Senior Care That You Could Find Surprising

23 June 2020 Basic Facts about Senior Care That You Could Find Surprising Some people have a good idea of what is involved in senior care. But facts about senior care have changed with time, and seniors today face different circumstances than before. Others may be surprised at the state of senior care, what is involved, and how those services are changing. Below are a few surprising facts about...

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What Is the Right Solution for Elderly and Disabled Care?

23 June 2020 What Is the Right Solution for Elderly and Disabled Care? Elderly and disabled care requires specific solutions so that all the needs of those receiving care are met. Unique conditions and disabilities with varying degrees of severity can make finding the right care solution for your loved ones difficult. In home care services provide a way for the elderly and disabled to receive...

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Challenges in Nursing Homes: Benefits of In Home Care over Nursing Home Care

12 August 2020 Challenges in Nursing Homes: Benefits of In Home Care over Nursing Home Care As the public health crisis continues to affect thousands of people, nursing home care challenges have become more apparent. Many of the problems with nursing homes are due to unsatisfactory conditions for senior residents. Those poor conditions can amplify the effects of certain events, such as viruses...

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A Home Care Provider in Bala Cynwyd Can Improve Senior Safety This Summer

29 July 2020 A Home Care Provider in Bala Cynwyd Can Improve Senior Safety This Summer 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 will provide a strong foundation of protection for your loved ones and help...

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Elder Abuse: How In-Home Care Can Protect the Elderly

Elder abuse is a severe issue for many senior citizens in the United States. Approximately 1 in 10 seniors in the United States experiences abuse or mistreatment, according to many studies. But you can keep your senior loved ones safe from elder abuse. Start by learning about the different forms of abuse, and how in-home care can prevent harm

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Keep Seniors Connected to Avoid Isolation While Social Distancing

A significant part of elder care in these times of social distancing is to keep seniors connected to prevent isolation. Feelings of isolation and loneliness among seniors is a well-known problem and can cause mental health issues. Caregivers and family members helping seniors stay connected with loved ones is critical to protect them.

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What Are ADLs And IADLs And How Do They Relate To Senior Caregiving?

23 June 2020 What Are ADLs And IADLs And How Do They Relate To Senior Caregiving? What are ADLs and IADLs? ADLs, or activities of daily living, are the key tasks that people do every day to manage their daily lives. health and live independently. As an adult child, you may recognize that your senior parents or loved ones have difficulty completing everyday tasks. Those tasks are ADLs; learning...

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How Telemedicine Can Help Seniors Remain at Home

9 June 2020 How Telemedicine Can Help Seniors Remain at Home Telemedicine can help seniors remain at home while maintaining high-quality care. The telehealth and remote medicine field has grown immensely over the past few years, with an estimated value of $36.2 billion in 2020. Improved affordability and accessibility of telemedicine are partly responsible for the growth. The remote nature of...

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Neighborly Home Care Discusses 5 Aging in Place Concerns

If circumstances permit, aging in place is often desirable for elderly loved ones. “Aging in place” means growing older in one’s own home. However, people understandably have aging in place concerns, as many are unsure how their loved one’s lifestyle will be affected by physical and mental changes associated with growing older. Some concerns many have about their loved ones aging in place, and...

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Are Seniors Safer At Home?

Are seniors safer at home? Most seniors would prefer to be at home in familiar surroundings for the sake of comfort. Health scares like the COVID-19 virus illustrate why seniors are safer at home. They are more vulnerable to sickness and injury, but at home with family or a professional caregiver, they receive personalized protective care. As people age, their immune systems become weaker and more...

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What Is Disability Care?

People with disabilities often require some level of specialized care. Each person with disabilities has different needs regarding their care, depending on the type and severity of their disabilities, and whether they are physical, mental or intellectual. To help these adults live full lives with safety, caregivers and organizations offer disability care. What Is A Disability? Disabilities are...

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5 Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors

The benefits of in-home care for seniors are plentiful and exceptional, which makes in-home care an appealing solution for many people looking to find care for their loved ones. US News recently ranked states based on how good they are with regard to aging populations. In the article, Pennsylvania is #25 in the category of nursing home quality and #33 in the category of mental distress. At Neighborly...

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Seasonal Impact on Seniors with Dementia

27 Mar 2020 Seasonal Impact on Seniors with Dementia Our society has known for a long time that seasons affect our mental health. The most well-known of these effects, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), has shed light on how our brains and mental states are affected during the different seasons. The most recent findings have found possible links between the seasons and seniors with dementia. How...

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Neighborly Home Care Recognizes Women in Caregiving

13 Mar 2020 Neighborly Home Care Recognizes Women in Caregiving In recognition of the recently celebrated International Women’s Day, Neighborly Home Care offers some interesting facts about women in caregiving. As intergenerational housing grows more popular and people live longer, more and more people are acting as caregivers for their friends and family. Over 25 million women are caregivers...

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How Will Intergenerational Housing Affect Elderly Care?

24 Feb 2020 How Will Intergenerational Housing Affect Elderly Care? Housing is one of the most important considerations with regard to senior care as people age and become less able to fully care for themselves. For many families, this entails either sending elderly loved ones to senior care homes or hiring a caregiver to visit them at home. But in recent years, intergenerational living has become...

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Neighborly Home Care, Senior Home Care Agency, Highlights American Heart Month for Senior Health

10 Feb 2020 Neighborly Home Care, Senior Home Care Agency, Highlights American Heart Month for Senior Health February 10, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA – February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event to remind Americans to improve lifestyle habits and cardiovascular care. American Heart Month for senior health is an especially important topic to Neighborly Home Care, as well as other...

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Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment

27 Jan 2020 Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment While some people may experience various forms of cognitive decline as they get older, in certain cases, that decline may eventually lead to dementia.  However, an intermediate diagnosis that sometimes applies to people as they age is known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Anyone with an older loved one should be aware of MCI, and the potential...

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Cold Weather Safety for Elderly Loved Ones

Here in Philadelphia, wintertime has arrived, with freezing temperatures and plenty of snow/ice.  Winter can be dangerous for anyone, no matter how young or fit, but can be a particularly dangerous time for the elderly.  Statistically, deaths among the elderly increase significantly during winter.  If you have an elderly loved one in your life, be aware of the risks and learn about cold weather...

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Neighborly Home Care Explores the Dementia and Depression Link

20 Dec 2019 Neighborly Home Care Explores the Dementia and Depression Link Are dementia and clinical depression linked? A growing body of evidence suggests so. This means that anyone who is providing care to an older adult or merely watching family members head into middle age should be wary of signs of depression. How Dementia and Depression Are Linked In the last decade, several studies from...

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When is the Time to Get Help Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia?

6 Dec 2019 When is the Time to Get Help Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia? Caring for a loved one who suffers from dementia can be a difficult task.  You can feel rewarded when a day goes well, but the nature of dementia is that things will only get harder as time goes on.  You should always remain aware of their current ability level, as well as your own ability to cope with the task. Knowing...

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November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month – Here's What You Should Know About Alzheimer's Disease

27 Nov 2019 November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – Here’s What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease Since the designation by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, November has been a time to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. At the time, less than 2 million people were known to be afflicted. Today that number has more than doubled, to over 5 million.  To show your...

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Senior Health & Happiness Go Hand-In-Hand!

5 Oct 2019 Senior Health & Happiness Go Hand-In-Hand! “Keep yourself in good shape if you can. Have many passions. And look for magic moments… like sunsets and sunrises, rainbows, beautiful birds, music and people’s lovely comments to you. All of those are magic moments and they are free for all. Be sure to keep your eye open for them.” These amazing pieces of advice were offered by Julia...

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Commonplace Prescription Medications May Be Increasing Risk of Dementia

A disturbing new scientific study recently revealed results which could have a major impact on anyone middle-aged or older, as well as anyone who is currently caring for an elderly loved one. The study, published in the well-respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine, showed a strong link between many commonplace prescription medications and increased dementia risk.Here is what you should know. Understanding...

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How To Prepare A Senior's Home For Safely Aging In Place

22 Aug 2019 How To Prepare A Senior’s Home For Safely Aging In Place Numerous studies and other evidence support the thought that, whenever possible, the best situations for seniors is aging in place, living in their own home.  Aging in place allows a senior to be most comfortable, surrounded by their treasured possessions and memories, while also more easily maintaining their social network. Unless...

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Aging in Place Is A Popular Choice for Senior Living

1 Aug 2019 Aging in Place Is A Popular Choice for Senior Living If you have a senior loved one who is starting to have issues maintaining their lifestyle due to aging, you may be wondering what the best living arrangement might be. After all, you have plenty of options. However, if circumstances permit, aging in place is almost always the best choice. “Aging in place” simply means growing older...

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How Green Spaces Can Be Beneficial To Senior Health in Philadelphia

18 Jul 2019 How Green Spaces Can Be Beneficial To Senior Health in Philadelphia If you are providing care for a senior in Philadelphia, we ask: when was the last time he/she got to explore a green space? Whether in a backyard garden, a local park, or on a trip out to the countryside, visiting green spaces can be extremely helpful for the mental health of seniors – which can translate into improved...

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Planning for Senior Care After A Hospital Discharge

8 Jul 2019 Planning for Senior Care After A Hospital Discharge When you have an elderly loved one who has been hospitalized and is soon due to be discharged, they will almost undoubtedly require an extra level of care afterward.  Hospitalization can leave anyone out of sorts, and seniors may find getting back on their feet after a stint in the hospital to be even more difficult. Proper preparation...

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Home Care Service in Philadelphia Explores 5 Problems the Elderly Face

25 Jun 2019 Home Care Service in Philadelphia Explores 5 Problems the Elderly Face Everyone knows that growing older brings newproblems, under-estimating just how serious those problems can be is easy.  When you have an elderly loved one in your life, you may be unaware of some of the troubles they face – particularly when many older people are reluctant to discuss their problems. Whether you...

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NHC Senior Care in Philadelphia Offers 4 Ways to Stay Active This Spring!

11 Jun 2019 NHC Senior Care in Philadelphia Offers 4 Ways to Stay Active This Spring! When you are involved in senior care in Philadelphia, PA, you know how hard encouraging seniors to stay active during the long cold months can be. Fortunately, the weather is finally starting to warm up! That is good news because uncountable studies have linked senior physical fitness to healthier living and...

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Medicaid vs Long-Term Care Insurance in Philadelphia Elderly Care

29 May 2019 Medicaid vs Long-Term Care Insurance in Philadelphia Elderly Care In the event you are providing elderly care in Philadelphia, you may be called upon to help with a wide variety of tasks for the senior in your life – and one of those tasks may be helping them make decisions regarding insurance.  Deciding whether Medicare/Medicaid or private long-term care insurance will be better...

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Common Caregiver Problems: A Series with Solutions – Part 5 – Sibling Rivalry

When providing care for an aging or disabled parent, having siblings can often be a blessing since more people are available to help with care and issues that can arise. When a family can truly pull together, set aside any differences, and focus on what is best for the parent, the job of caregiving can become much easier. Unfortunately, because of the stress involved in caregiving, these sorts...

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Neighborly Home Care Offers Tips For Filing Seniors’ Taxes

5 Apr 2019 Neighborly Home Care Offers Tips For Filing Seniors’ Taxes Tax season is here again – will you be helping to prepare taxes for an elderly loved one in your life? Senior home caregivers in Philadelphia often find themselves in the position of assisting with taxes, which can be a particularly stressful situation.  Keeping track of one’s own taxes is difficult enough, but what about someone...

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Common Caregiver Problems: A Series with Solutions – Part 4 – Your Health

If you are providing care for an older person or an adult with a disability, you are far from alone. The AARP estimates that over 40 million Americans are acting in the role of caregiver for someone, usually a close friend or family member. Unfortunately, most of these caregivers are doing this without proper training or support, and that can cause big health problems. Due to the stress involved...

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Common Caregiver Problems: A Series with Solutions – Part 3 – Ambiguous Loss and Anticipatory Grief

3 Mar 2019 Common Caregiver Problems: A Series with Solutions – Part 3 – Ambiguous Loss and Anticipatory Grief As any of the caregiver agencies in Philadelphia can tell you, any form of caregiving involves unique challenges. In part one and part two of this series, we covered the work stresses and overall emotional stress that many caregivers often deal with. However, perhaps the toughest emotional...

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The 2019 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Is Here – What You Need to Know

20 Feb 2019 The 2019 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Is Here – What You Need to Know 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. The...

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Philadelphia Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Encourages People To Promote Health for American Heart Month

7 Feb 2019 Philadelphia Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Encourages People To Promote Health for American Heart Month Feb 5, 2019 – Ardmore, PA – February is American Heart Month, the month to recognize the impact that our lifestyles have on our cardiac health. American Heart Month is particularly important to Neighborly Home Care, and anyone else providing home care for senior citizens.  Those...

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Common Caregiver Problems: A Series with Solutions – Part 2 – You vs. Your Emotions

25 Jan 2019 Common Caregiver Problems: A Series with Solutions – Part 2 – You vs. Your Emotions Any caregiver agency in Philadelphia will tell you that being a caregiver takes an emotional toll, especially when the care responsibility falls upon one person full time. A caregiver will have to face and overcome emotional challenges, if they are to continue providing effective care.  In our previous...

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How Assistive Technology Can Improve Senior Care in Philadelphia, PA

5 Sep 2018 How Assistive Technology Can Improve Senior Care in Philadelphia, PA 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...

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Caregiver Agency in Philadelphia Discusses Common Caregiver Problems

When talking about senior healthcare services in Philadelphia, focusing on the problems seniors may face as they age is fairly common. Caregiving is about making life comfortable for elderly loved ones while helping them maintain as much independence as possible. However, having this focus tends to make us overlook the very real challenges faced by caregivers themselves easy. Providing full-time...

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Elder Care Services in Philadelphia – When Should Elderly Drivers Stop Driving?

When you are providing elder care services to a loved one in Philadelphia you know that you have to be on the lookout for warning signs that they are losing the ability to keep themselves safe. Unfortunately, some of the biggest warning signs of all may happen when you are absent:  when your elderly loved one is behind the wheel of a car. No set age at which an elderly person should have their...

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Services for Seniors in Philadelphia – Helping Seniors Age Independently

6 Jul 2018 Services for Seniors in Philadelphia – Helping Seniors Age Independently For many seniors, retaining their independence as they age is a top priority. Unfortunately, as a person grows older, physical and mental abilities begin to degrade. The rate of loss will be different for everyone, but sooner or later, the senior will likely need some help. For people providing services for seniors...

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Moving Your Senior Loved Ones? Here Are Some Tips to Make the Process Smoother

22 Jun 2018 Moving Your Senior Loved Ones? Here Are Some Tips to Make the Process Smoother Has the time arrived for a loved senior in your life to move to a new home? For many aging people, the solution to maintaining an independent lifestyle is downsizing – moving into a smaller, better-organized space that demands less day-to-day maintenance. Such a move can make things easier for those providing...

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Physical Exercise Can Strengthen the Brain of Seniors Receiving Home Health Care Services in Philadelphia

8 Jun 2018 Physical Exercise Can Strengthen the Brains of Seniors Receiving Home Health Care Services in Philadelphia When providing home health care services in Philadelphia to seniors, one of the most important goals is helping to keep both their minds and bodies healthy.  As research shows, these things are more directly connected than many people realize and studies have shown that physical...

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Local Senior Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Wants the Public to Be Aware of Medicare Card Scams

25 May 2018 Local Senior Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Wants the Public to Be Aware of Medicare Card Scams 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...

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Celebrate Aging in Pennsylvania During Older Americans Month

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...

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Reasons to Choose a 24-Hour Home Care Service in Philadelphia

28 Mar 2018 Reasons to Choose a 24-Hour Home Care Service in Philadelphia When a senior loved one is in a situation where they need around-the-clock supervision, some might assume the only option is a nursing home.  Fortunately, an alternative exists – 24-hour home care service in Philadelphia.  Rather than taking a senior to a nursing home, you can bring qualified and compassionate care to them...

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Finding the Right Caregiver Agencies in Philadelphia – What Traits Do Good Caregivers Have?

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...

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Great Winter Senior Care in Philadelphia Encourages Seniors to Stay Active for Health and Happiness

26 Feb 2018 Great Winter Senior Care in Philadelphia Encourages Seniors to Stay Active for Health and Happiness 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...

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Neighborly Home Care, Senior Home Care Agency Advises Heart Attack Symptom Awareness for American Heart Month

12 Feb 2018 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 to increase heart attack symptom awareness so that everyone is aware of the dangers of heart disease.  The US Center for Disease...

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Main Line Home Care Service Offers Winter Tips for Senior Care in Philadelphia, PA

31 Jan 2018 Main Line Home Care Service Offers Winter Tips for Senior Care in Philadelphia, PA 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...

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Why Would You Want to Be a Caregiver for an Agency in Philadelphia?

18 Jan 2018 Why Would You Want to Be a Caregiver for an Agency in Philadelphia? Caregiver agencies in Philadelphia are always looking for qualified individuals to work as caregivers – but are you right for the job? Being a caregiver is an extremely demanding career, one which many people are simply unsuited for. However, for the right people, caregiving is one of the most rewarding careers possible. People...

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Financial Abuse – Part 2: Preventing Elderly Financial Abuse When Providing Senior Home Care in Bryn Mawr

30 Oct 2017 Financial Abuse – Part 2: Preventing Elderly Financial Abuse When Providing Senior Home Care in Bryn Mawr When one is providing senior home care in Bryn Mawr, many issues exist that affect the lives of senior loved ones. However, the problem of financial abuse – or financial fraud – is often overlooked, even though seniors lose billions of dollars every year to fraud. In our previous Neighborly...

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Isolation Series, Part 3: Combating Isolation in Seniors When Providing Elderly Home Care

16 Oct 2017 Isolation Series, Part 3: Combating Isolation in Seniors When Providing Elderly Home Care Are you concerned that a senior you know may be suffering from isolation? As our elderly home care  professionals have discussed in previous articles in this series, a senior may easily become socially isolated – and without other people realizing.  Fortunately, unlike many other problems which...

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Bryn Mawr Senior Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Shares Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

2 Oct 2017 Bryn Mawr Senior Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Shares Money-Saving Tips for Seniors 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...

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Senior Care Series on Financial Abuse, Part 1 – What Is Financial Abuse and What Are the Effects?

18 Sep 2017 Senior Care Series on Financial Abuse, Part 1 – What Is Financial Abuse and What Are the Effects? Many threats exist to a senior’s well-being that a Bryn Mawr senior home care provider must be aware of when providing any form of senior care. Unfortunately, along with all the physical concerns of elderly people, some of those threats come from other people in the form of financial...

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Elderly Home Care Provider Examines Isolation, Part 2 – The Effects of Isolation on Seniors

8 Sep 2017 Elderly Home Care Provider Examines Isolation, Part 2 – The Effects of Isolation on Seniors Anyone who is providing elderly home care should be aware of the possibility of isolation affecting the elderly person in their care. Isolation is a “hidden threat” to many seniors, which their caregivers can easily overlook. However, isolation can cause significant problems for the senior,...

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Can Technology Help Revolutionize Bala Cynwyd Home Care?

28 Aug 2017 Can Technology Help Revolutionize Bala Cynwyd Home Care? Everyone knows that we are in a fast-changing world with new technologies appearing at a rapid pace. Can some of those new technologies also help with Bala Cynwyd home care? Yes! In fact, here at Neighborly Home Care, we are extremely interested in the potential of new technologies for improving aspects of senior life. Listed...

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Delaware County Senior Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Reminds Residents of the Healing Power of Laughter

18 Aug 2017 Delaware County Senior Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Reminds Residents of the Healing Power of Laughter Aug 18, 2017 – Bryn Mawr, PA – Senior home care in Delaware County may be serious business, but fun and laughter is always needed! Multiple studies have shown that seniors who retain a sense of humor and have a good hearty laugh from time to time reap the benefits. Some...

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Elderly Home Care in Bryn Mawr – Provider Examines Senior Isolation Part 1 – Definition and Causes

10 Aug 2017 Elderly Home Care in Bryn Mawr – Provider Examines Isolation Part 1 – Definition and Causes While many threats exist to those receiving elderly home care in Bryn Mawr, one tends to be overlooked: Isolation. Physical and social isolation can be at the heart of a great many other problems which affect older people, from physical ailments to psychological issues such as depression. In...

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Summer Vacations May Mean You Need Senior Home Care Assistance for Your Senior Loved Ones

24 Jul 2017 Summer Vacations May Mean You Need Senior Home Care Assistance for Your Senior Loved Ones 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...

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Bryn Mawr Elderly Care Service Provider, Neighborly Home Care, Outlines the Importance of Being Proactive About Health Records and Medication Information

21 Jun 2017 Bryn Mawr Elderly Care Service Provider, Neighborly Home Care, Outlines the Importance of Being Proactive About Health Records and Medication Information June 21, 2017 – Ardmore, PA –As a Bryn Mawr elderly care service provider for a senior loved one, among the most important duties is keeping on top of medical records and medications. Doing so will allows you to more quickly determine...

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24-Hour Home Care Main Line PA – Caregiver Well Being is Important Too

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...

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