Posts Tagged ‘Elderly Care’
Elderly Care Experts at Neighborly Home Care Remind Pennsylvanians That Options Exist for Winter Senior Financial Assistance
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.
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest concerns facing any family with elderly relatives in need of care is the money issue: Whether it is in the senior’s home or in the home of a family member, elderly care can often place significant financial burdens on a family.
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. Knowing what is best for them can be hard, so you have to weigh all the options.
Meal preparation is one of the biggest concerns for family members and other caregivers trying to provide elderly care services. Good nutrition will keep seniors living longer; unfortunately creating appealing meals according to dietary restrictions is difficult for some caregivers. In fact, family members who care for a loved one with over 3 nutritional risk factors are likely to experience stress.
Leaving the family home can be difficult– it is the place in which our best memories are often made and an environment in which 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, they will stay in their homes with assistance for as long as they can. Many people elect to hire professional caregivers to help with the tasks that a senior is unable to manage on his/her own. Fortunately, innovators are now devising new technology that helps support seniors within their own home environment.
Neighborly Home Care Explains How to Keep Your Loved Ones Active By Combating Negative Excuses with Positive Reinforcements
You have probably heard about the psychology of positive reinforcement: when a person does something good, their actions are rewarded, thereby increasing the likelihood that they will continue to perform these actions in the future. Although this technique can potentially be misused, it has shown to have a positive effect on seniors.
As we get older, it can often seem more difficult for us to get motivated and exercise, but now that the summer weather has arrived it is more challenging to resist the warm and enticing, outdoor world. This summer, instead of spending it in front of a computer or a television screen, take the opportunity to connect with nature while also getting some exercise.
Summer Exercises for Seniors
There are many exercises that seniors can do, including anything from:
Taking a nice stroll early in the morning or during the evening when the sun is lower in the sky: we recommend walking through vibrant neighborhoods, through forests, and along coasts, if you are capable;
Swimming: with this activity you will not only improve your cardio, endurance, and flexibility, but also cool off from the hot summer weather; or
Yoga: especially if you have stress in your bones and joints or just want to improve your[...]
The harsh conditions that come with the cold weather are difficult for everyone to endure, but for seniors and their family members, the winter weather can also be dangerous. Slippery sidewalks are just one of the hazardous conditions that can lead to accidents and falls. Because of this, taking extra care of senior citizens during the wintertime is important. At Neighborly Home Care, we understand the importance of elderly care during the cold season and have outlined some of the things to keep an eye on during the rough winter months.
Neighborly Home Care Attends the Pennsylvania Homecare Association’s (PHA) Private Duty Summit to Learn about the Biggest Issues in Elderly Care Service Today
Camp Hill, PA – When a senior citizen living alone requires a home care provider ensuring that they receive only the most ethical, trustworthy, and knowledgeable help is paramount. Competent professionals, who offer home care services, know the importance of learning about the biggest issues in the industry and address them before they ever happen to provide the best care. The staff at Neighborly Home Care continually dedicates time to learning about the problems in the home care industry and to learn about what can be done to remedy these issues. As part of our commitment to learning and improving our services, Neighborly Home Care attended the PHA Private Duty Summit on November 12, 2014.