Posts Tagged ‘home care’
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 homes and refuse to move into a senior community. At Neighborly Home Care, we understand that for most, this insistence comes from a desire to remain in the home that holds so many happy memories from their lives.
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 below are several we think have potential.
May 3, 2017 – Ardmore, PA – Spring is here, and that brings opportunities for seniors to get out and about in the sunshine and fresh air! As a provider of elderly home care in Bala Cynwyd, Ardmore and other Main Line communities, Neighborly Home Care advocates outdoor senior activity, because numerous studies have indicated that doing so can be highly effective in improving senior health and slowing the onset of age-related diseases. A recent University of Alabama at Birmingham study covering over 16,000 participants showed that even simple exposure to sunlight significantly helps improve cognitive function in seniors. Additionally, sunlight exposure also helps combat depression and reportedly boosts levels of happiness.
Today, we continue our series on dementia and how to deal with its presence in senior home care scenarios. Previously, we looked at causes of dementia, as well as recognizing common warning signs of dementia. Now, we will talk about what is potentially one of the most uncomfortable topics: planning for various medical and legal eventualities.
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.