Posts Tagged ‘Senior Health’
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.
Once again, Medicare Advantage is open for enrollment or for current participants to change their Medicare plans. This year is notable for people who are providing or receiving home care in Philadelphia because one major change is that Medicare Advantage insurers can now reimburse for in-home services.
Philadelphia Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Encourages People To Promote Health for American Heart Month
Feb 5, 2019 – Ardmore, PA – February is American Heart Month, the month to recognize the impact that our lifestyles have on our cardiac health. American Heart Month is particularly important to Neighborly Home Care, and anyone else providing home care for senior citizens.
Neighborly Home Care, Senior Home Care Agency Advises Heart Attack Symptom Awareness for American Heart Month
February 1, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – February is American Heart Month, and home care agencies in Philadelphia, like Neighborly Home Care, want everyone to be aware of the dangers of heart disease. The US Center for Disease Control estimates that 610,000 people die of heart problems every year – which is roughly 1/4 of all American deaths.
Are you aware of the various dangers that summertime can present to your elderly loved ones?
Most people see summer as a time for enjoying oneself and the outdoors, but for seniors summer can be among the most dangerous times of the year. Seniors are much more susceptible to heat-related illnesses, and are potentially more vulnerable to other threats that younger people take for granted. When you are providing any elderly care service for loved ones, you should be aware of the dangers summer can present to them.
Elderly Care Service Providers: Recognizing Summertime Dangers to The Elderly
Simply put, the body of an elderly person is much less able to deal with elevated levels of heat than younger people. Heat can become trapped in their body much more easily, doing damage, rather than being released through perspiration.
You should be able to recognize the signs of both heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Heat exhaustion is[...]
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.
Hearing loss is a common aspect of getting older, and something which many of those receiving senior care in Bryn Mawr will have to face. However, what is more commonly overlooked is the link between hearing loss and depression. Recent studies have shown that seniors with hearing loss – particularly if untreated – are significantly more likely to report feelings of depression as well.