February 26, 2017 – Ardmore, PA – One of the most common issues in providing elderly care is ensuring the elderly remain safe during the winter, despite often being on limited fixed incomes. Household problems such as poor insulation or broken heating units can often be beyond the financial ability of seniors to repair, leaving them in a dangerous situation during the winter.
Neighborly Home Care wants to ensure that Pennsylvania residents are aware of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, which exists specifically to help low-income individuals in such a situation. In many cases, seniors -particularly those with disabilities- are given priority when awarding assistance.
Those who qualify for LIHEAP automatically also qualify for a range of winter-related services and protections, including:
- Providing insulation and installation
- Fixing broken windows
- Repairing or replacing heaters and furnaces
The Weatherization Assistance Program can be of immense help to seniors who would be unable to pay for or install such fixes themselves. The LIHEAP program is directly responsible for improving the quality of life for seniors in the state, and also helping to save lives by preventing the harsh northeastern winters from doing them harm.
More detailed information can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services webpage at www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/heatingassistanceliheap/.
About Neighborly Home Care
For years, Neighborly Home Care has focused on providing the best possible options in elderly care for residents in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. Neighborly Home Care hires only the best and most qualified home care specialists who have passed rigorous background checks, to demonstrate their fitness to work with Pennsylvania’s elderly.
Neighborly Home Care also offers a range of options in financing, as well as accepting most common forms of state assistance, to help make their services affordable for seniors and their families. For more information, please visit https://www.neighborlyhomecare.com or contact 610-658-5822.
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I just wanted to tell you how grateful we are that Neighborly Home Care stepped in & took over taking care of my Dad when we really needed it, no questions asked. Our caregiver has become part of the family and we know we can depend on her being there every day & taking great care of my Dad. He misses her when she’s not there!