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.
As part of our work providing elderly care in Bryn Mawr, we at Neighborly Home Care believe that people increasingly have the need for better understanding the causes and signs of dementia. We began this series of articles so that those with aging relatives know what to watch for, and how to deal with dementia when it appears.
At Neighborly Home Care, we have noticed a lot of concern among those providing elderly care in Bryn Mawr regarding the proposed changes to Medicare Part B, and whether it would have any effect on them.
One of the most unfortunate aspects of elderly care is dealing with dementia, and the slow degrading of mental processes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. The process is stressful for both the loved one and the caregiver, with greater loss of facilities and abilities as it progresses.
While in most cases, we are unable to halt dementia entirely, we can slow it down. Many techniques and strategies have been found to have legitimate scientific value, delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s and helping to extend the senior’s quality of life considerably.
Based on extensive experience providing elderly care in Delaware County, Neighborly Home Care has several suggestions that can help maintain elderly mental processes during advanced age.
Delaware County Elderly Care Tips for Staving Off Dementia
Multiple studies have shown that exercise can also help strengthen the mind as well as the body. As little as 30 minutes per day spent exercising has been shown[...]
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.
The New Year is upon us, and that often means fresh starts and resolutions. Based on professional experience in giving care to seniors, Neighborly Home Care has some resolution suggestions for the entire family. Each year brings new challenges, especially as we age, but with the right attitude, 2016 can be even better than the year that has passed.
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.