Posts Tagged ‘home care’
Starting in January 2017, residents of southwest Pennsylvania will become eligible for the brand new Community Health Choices (CHC) program administered through the Department of Human Services (DHS). Participants who enroll in the program will begin to receive benefits in July of 2017. The CHC will allow participants to receive care and long-term services and support in the comfort of their own communities, and bolster the patient-centered healthcare initiative from Governor Wolf.
Every day seniors can face myriad problems that they are afraid or ashamed to discuss with their loved ones. Understanding these problems is essential so you can discuss your loved one’s concerns and help discover solutions.
Five of the biggest concerns seniors face are:
Outliving Their Savings
Life expectancy rose rapidly at the end of the 20th century, and more and more seniors find themselves outliving their retirement incomes. In addition, market volatility makes seniors hesitant to leave their investment dollars in high yield stocks, because of the risk of a market crash. Sound and active financial planning is the only way to protect retirement savings and keep your loved ones from financial difficulties. If your senior loved ones are unprepared for expenses after retirement, look into financial options as early as you can. Elderly care benefits are available through Medicare/Medicaid, but some of the programs have waiting lists.
The reason many[...]
Attempting Long-Distance Senior Care? Bryn Mawr Home Care Provider, Neighborly Home Care, Offers Some Tips
Attempting to provide care to a loved senior, without living nearby, is a challenging situation that many people in America face. In fact, nearly a quarter of individuals who are providing care to an older adult are doing so from an hour or more away.
Neighborly Home Care sees this long distance care arrangement often among home care providers of seniors in the Bryn Mawr area. As a result, the caregiver often endures considerable extra stress. These long distance caregivers also add significant mileage to their vehicles and pay more for gas expenses.
We have a few suggestions to help those attempting long-distance care make the best of a hard situation.
Five Ways to Make Long-Distance Senior Care Easier
Cultivate local resources
One of the most important aspects of long-distance care is having people locally who can act as your eyes and ears, watching out for warning signs you are unable to spot. Some of[...]
As your parents or other elderly loved ones get older, their needs will become increasingly challenging. While choosing a nursing home is an option, a growing number of people are electing to move their parents into their homes with the assistance of home care agents. If you have considered all of the choices and decided that moving your aging parent into your home is the best choice, you should know what changes and adjustments you can expect.
Caregivers offer an invaluable service to society; they provide in-home assistance and even 24 hour care for the elderly. The caregivers help elderly people with daily tasks that have become too difficult for them to do on their own. In addition, caregivers remind seniors to take their medications and prepare meals according to their dietary restrictions. In doing so, caregivers ensure that seniors live longer and healthier lives.
Watching a parent grow older and experience the signs of aging can be difficult. Families should understand the aging process and to learn the signs that could indicate an elderly parent requires additional help around their home. As experienced specialists in this area, the team at elderly home care company Neighborly Home Care is now highlighting 7 warning signs that an elderly parent needs some help. Learn the signs and in the coming months we will discuss the transitions and the steps needed to prepare for the changing needs of aging loved ones.