Tag: Senior Health

Keep Seniors Connected to Avoid Isolation While Social Distancing


A significant part of elder care in these times of social distancing is to keep seniors connected to prevent isolation. Feelings of isolation and loneliness among seniors is a well-known problem and can cause mental health issues. Caregivers and family members helping seniors stay connected with loved ones is critical to protect them.

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Neighborly Home Care, Senior Home Care Agency, Highlights American Heart Month for Senior Health


10 Feb 2020 Neighborly Home Care, Senior Home Care Agency, Highlights American Heart Month for Senior Health February 10, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA – February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event to remind Americans to improve lifestyle habits and cardiovascular care. American Heart Month for senior health is an especially important topic to Neighborly Home Care, as well as other...

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Neighborly Home Care Explores 5 Challenges Seniors Face Living at Home Alone


5 Sep 2019 Neighborly Home Care Explores 5 Challenges Seniors Face Living at Home Alone 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...

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The 2019 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Is Here – What You Need to Know


20 Feb 2019 The 2019 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Is Here – What You Need to Know 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. The...

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Philadelphia Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Encourages People To Promote Health for American Heart Month


7 Feb 2019 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.  Those...

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Neighborly Home Care, Senior Home Care Agency Advises Heart Attack Symptom Awareness for American Heart Month


12 Feb 2018 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...

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Elderly Care Service Provider’s Top 3 Summer Precautions


14 Jul 2017 Elderly Care Service Provider’s Top 3 Summer Precautions 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...

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Bryn Mawr Elderly Care Service Provider, Neighborly Home Care, Outlines the Importance of Being Proactive About Health Records and Medication Information


21 Jun 2017 Bryn Mawr Elderly Care Service Provider, Neighborly Home Care, Outlines the Importance of Being Proactive About Health Records and Medication Information June 21, 2017 – Ardmore, PA –As a Bryn Mawr elderly care service provider for a senior loved one, among the most important duties is keeping on top of medical records and medications. Doing so will allows you to more quickly determine...

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Neighborly Home Care Reminds Bala Cynwyd Seniors to Get Outdoors for Health


2 May 2017 Neighborly Home Care Reminds Bala Cynwyd Seniors to Get Outdoors for Health 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...

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Exploring the Link Between Hearing Loss and Depression in Senior Care of Bryn Mawr Residents


20 Apr 2017 Exploring the Link Between Hearing Loss and Depression in Senior Care of Bryn Mawr Residents 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...

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Medication Safety 101: Practicing Responsible Pharmaceutical Management in Elderly Home Care


31 Mar 2017 Medication Safety 101: Practicing Responsible Pharmaceutical Management in Elderly Home Care A frequent side effect of aging is that an individual may start needing more medications to maintain their health and quality of life. However, seniors may reach the point that they need help doing so, either because they are reluctant to take the medications or because they are unable to...

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Neighborly Home Care Reminds Families That Home Care Agencies Can Help with Senior Fitness


29 Mar 2017 Neighborly Home Care Reminds Families That Home Care Agencies Can Help with Senior Fitness March 29, 2017 – Ardmore, PA – Neighborly Home Care, one of the leading home care agencies in Main Line Pennsylvania, knows many people fail to realize that more options exist for senior fitness today than ever before. Boomers and the silent generation (the group of Americans born between 1925...

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Elderly Care Experts at Neighborly Home Care Remind Pennsylvanians That Options Exist for Winter Senior Financial Assistance


26 Feb 2017 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...

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A High-Tech Option in Senior Care Fitness


10 Feb 2017 A High-Tech Option in Senior Care Fitness Fitness is undoubtedly an important aspect of senior care. The benefits to seniors remaining active and as fit as is reasonably possible are almost too numerous to list, spanning everything from improved cardiovascular health to mental improvements. A high-tech option is gaining a lot of traction in senior care circles:  Cybercycling.  If...

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Just in Time for Valentine's Day- Provider of Elderly Home Care in Delaware County Offers 14 Heart-Healthy Foods for American Heart Month


1 Feb 2017 Just in Time for Valentine’s Day- Provider of Elderly Home Care in Delaware County Offers 14 Heart-Healthy Foods for American Heart Month February is all about hearts, as we honor those who have captured our hearts on Valentine’s Day. February is also American Heart Month. As one of the top providers of elderly home care in Delaware County, we recognize (as does the CDC) that...

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Neighborly Home Care Warns Families about Medications Linked to Early-Onset Dementia


20 Nov 2016 Neighborly Home Care Warns Families about Medications Linked to Early-Onset Dementia November 20, 2016 – Bala Cynwyd, PA – Neighborly Home Care, a provider of professional senior home care in Bala Cynwyd, is greatly concerned about reports of medications that may increase early-onset dementia. Dementia is already a serious issue in senior care, and families should be careful to avoid...

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Elderly Care Service in Bryn Mawr – What is Elder Self-Neglect and What Are the Warning Signs?


14 Nov 2016 Elderly Care Service in Bryn Mawr – What is Elder Self-Neglect and What Are the Warning Signs? Elder self-neglect is a problem that is often seen by providers of elderly care service in Bryn Mawr, and experts on aging around the country agree that elder self-neglect is one of the biggest “hidden” problems facing seniors today. What is elder self-neglect? The National Adult Protective...

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In Home Care in Bala Cynwyd – What Benefits Can Music Therapy Bring?


17 Oct 2016 In Home Care in Bala Cynwyd – What Benefits Can Music Therapy Bring? An increasing number of older Americans – as well as their in home caregivers – are turning to one of the oldest of all human inventions to find solutions to the problems associated with aging:  Music.Music therapy is a rapidly-growing field of research and testing. Many scientific tests have shown that in certain...

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Will Changes to Medicare Part B Affect Elderly Care in Bryn Mawr?


10 Oct 2016 Will Changes to Medicare Part B Affect Elderly Care in Bryn Mawr? 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.   Medicare B has been a topic of some discussion in the news over the summer. The short answer is, no, as things stand...

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Senior Home Care in Delaware County – Recent Research Suggests Ten Preventable Stroke Risk Factors


2 Oct 2016 Senior Home Care in Delaware County – Recent Research Suggests Ten Preventable Stroke Risk Factors One factor that may cause a need for senior home care in Delaware County, and the rest of the world, is the threat of stroke.  A stroke is caused when a blood clog restricts the flow of blood to the brain, and even a single stroke can sometimes cause massive neurological damage. In many...

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Community Health Choices Empowers Seniors to Remain Independent


16 Sep 2016 Community Health Choices Empowers Seniors to Remain Independent 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...

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Home Care Agencies in Delaware County: Five Concerns for Seniors


3 Sep 2016 Home Care Agencies in Delaware County: Five Concerns for Seniors 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...

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Delaware County Elderly Care Service Notes: Centers for Disease Control Updates Vaccination Warnings


26 Aug 2016 Delaware County Elderly Care Service Notes: Centers for Disease Control Updates Vaccination Warnings Vaccinations play a critical role in disease prevention in the United States. Childhood shots for common ailments raised life expectancy and decreased infant mortality throughout the 20th century. While children have been the focus of vaccination programs, Centers for Disease Control...

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Elderly Care in Bryn Mawr – Proactive Care Decreases the Risk of Debilitating Falls


7 Jul 2016 Elderly Care in Bryn Mawr – Proactive Care Decreases the Risk of Debilitating Falls In the United States, more than 700,000 people a year are hospitalized for injuries received during a fall, and a significant portion of those patients are senior citizens. Brittle bones and fragile bodies put seniors at increased risk of injury from accidents that might only cause bumps and bruises...

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Senior Care in Delaware County- Active Seniors Are Healthy Seniors


25 May 2016 Senior Care in Delaware County- Active Seniors Are Healthy Seniors Feeling your best and staying healthy is critical at any age, and even more important as someone gains a few gray hairs. As your parents age, they will undoubtedly experience several significant life changes, such as career changes or retirement, the loss of loved ones, and a number of physical changes. Senior care...

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Elderly Care in Delaware County – Keeping Your Brain Active


10 May 2016 Elderly Care in Delaware County – Keeping Your Brain Active 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...

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Quality Senior Home Care in Bryn Mawr Is Available at Neighborly Home Care


2 May 2016 Quality Senior Home Care in Bryn Mawr Is Available at Neighborly Home Care If you have an elderly loved one who is beginning to require more care than you or your family can provide, alternatives to a nursing home or other dedicated care facility do exist. Quality senior home care is available in Bryn Mawr through Neighborly Home Care, with a range of options depending on how self-sufficient...

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Senior Care – A Stress-Free Senior Is a Happier Senior


5 Apr 2016 Senior Care – A Stress-Free Senior Is a Happier Senior One of the most important aspects of senior care is simply helping seniors to prevent stress in their lives. As people age, many lose the ability to deal with stress as well as they once did, and stress weakens the immune system. Since seniors are already at greater risk of disease, high levels of stress can be truly sickening. Neighborly...

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Neighborly Home Care Announces Senior Care Tips for Heart Health Month in February


22 Feb 2016 Neighborly Home Care Announces Senior Care Tips for Heart Health Month in February Ardmore, PA – February, 2016- Each February, the American Heart Association (AHA) raises cardiovascular awareness through Heart Health Month. Although heart health is important for everyone, seniors are at an increased risk for various cardiovascular diseases. As a result, Neighborly Home Care has provided...

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Hiring A Home Care Provider – Medicaid Now Covers Some In-Home Senior Care


12 Feb 2016 Hiring A Home Care Provider – Medicaid Now Covers Some In-Home Senior Car Hiring a home care provider can now be an affordable option for more families, many of whom find it far preferable to taking their elderly loved ones to a senior home. All 50 states in the nation now offer Medicaid options for in-home senior care, through the Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver....

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Active Senior Care Is a Vital Part of Proper Senior Care


5 Feb 2016 Active Senior Care Is a Vital Part of Proper Senior Care There is an unfortunate cliché we hear too often of aging seniors being home-bound and slowly disengaging from all the activities they used to enjoy. The reality is that seniors today are often more active than ever before, which provides significant physical and mental health benefits. Active seniors tend to be healthier, and...

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Considerations for Providing Home Care for an Aging Parent


29 Jan 2016 Considerations for Providing Home Care for an Aging Parent 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...

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Home Care Agencies: Your Elderly Loved One Should Have a Companion On Doctor's Visits


18 Jan 2018 Home Care Agencies: Your Elderly Loved One Should Have a Companion On Doctor’s Visits The available data studying patient outcomes in the elderly is increasingly showing that the elderly should have a companion accompany them to the doctor. An even better option is to have the same companion for every trip. At least 1/3 of the elderly are now bringing companions on doctor’s...

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Senior Care – You Have the Power to Help Ease a Senior's Loneliness This Holiday Season


23 Dec 2015 Senior Care – You Have the Power to Help Ease a Senior’s Loneliness This Holiday Season If you want to make a big difference in someone’s life this holiday season, spend some time with a senior citizen. You can spend time with your senior loved ones or you can volunteer at a senior care center; a mere half an hour of your time can make a monumental difference in the life of...

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Elderly Care Service Providers Meet Meal Preparation Challenges


1 Dec 2015 Elderly Care Service Providers Meet Meal Preparation Challenges 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...

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In Home Care And The Flu – What You Need To Know


25 Nov 2015 In Home Care And The Flu – What You Need To Know December 6-12, 2015 is National Influenza Awareness Week. Most likely we have all had the flu at some point in our lives. For most of us, being sick with the flu means curling up in bed with a box of tissues and getting lots of sleep. Enduring the virus is miserable, taking time away from work, family, and leisure, but with a few days...

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Senior Care Company Neighborly Home Care Offers a Guide on Preventing Dehydration in Seniors


2 Oct 2015 Senior Care Company Neighborly Home Care Offers a Guide on Preventing Dehydration in Seniors As we age, the water content within our body decreases. As a result, seniors require more water than younger adults to retain their optimal mental and physical conditioning. Dehydration has become a pervasive issue among American seniors, and the issue has been associated with an increased...

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Senior Care Leader Neighborly Home Care Highlights 5 Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe Inside and Outside the Home


26 Sep 2015 Senior Care Leader Neighborly Home Care Highlights 5 Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe Inside and Outside the Home Seniors are highly vulnerable to slips, falls and other safety issues within their home properties. Family members need to understand and respond to relevant safety issues. By doing so, they can help their senior relatives achieve a semblance of independence and allow them...

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Senior Care Leader Neighborly Home Care Highlights Importance of Proper Hydration for Seniors


20 Sep 2015 Senior Care Leader Neighborly Home Care Highlights Importance of Proper Hydration for Seniors The latest studies show that around the age of 45, the aging process begins to impact our body significantly. Around this age, the body becomes less efficient and starts to show the signs of aging. One of the leading causes of negative health impacts as we age is dehydration. Optimal hydration...

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Neighborly Home Care Explains How to Keep Your Loved Ones Active By Combating Negative Excuses with Positive Reinforcements


11 Aug 2015 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...

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Neighborly Home Care Suggests Cool Ways for Seniors to Beat the Heat This Summer


5 Aug 2015 Neighborly Home Care Suggests Cool Ways for Seniors to Beat the Heat This Summer 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...

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Elderly Home Care Agency, Neighborly Home Care, Discusses the Effects of Dehydration


30 Jun 2015 Elderly Home Care Agency, Neighborly Home Care, Discusses the Effects of Dehydration As part of the aging process, adults begin to notice that their bodies are not as strong as they once were. One of the major issues that the body faces is dehydration; seniors over the age of 65 have been found to have approximately 10% less water weight than they did when they were younger because...

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Elderly Home Care Agency, Neighborly Home Care, Assists with the Support of Loved Ones Living with Debilitating Conditions


22 May 2015 Elderly Home Care Agency, Neighborly Home Care, Assists with the Support of Loved Ones Living with Debilitating Conditions As we grow older, we often find that we need extra assistance for tasks and activities that were once easy for us. This is not an easy change to experience, which is why it is important for family members to be mindful of these changes in their older relatives...

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Elderly Care Tips for Cold Weather Preparation


13 Jan 2015 Elderly Care Tips for Cold Weather Preparation 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...

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How Home Care Specialists Can Help Seniors Struggling with Parkinson’s disease


12 Nov 2014 How Home Care Specialists Can Help Seniors Struggling with Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease is a common disease that many elderly citizens struggle with on a daily basis. Characterized by the degeneration of the nervous system over time, Parkinson’s disease most often impairs individuals from being able to perform basic movement-related activities. A senior with Parkinson’s...

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Neighborly Home Care Highlights Summer Risks to Seniors


21 Oct 2014 Neighborly Home Care Highlights Summer Risks to Seniors The summer sun has been welcomed by residents across Pennsylvania, but for some seniors living at home, the increased heat of the summer can result in significant health concerns.  Therefore, it is important that caregivers provide their loved ones, especially if they are elderly, enhanced levels of care during the hot summer...

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Neighborly Home Care Outlines the Biggest Risks for Senior Citizens in their Homes


2 Jul 2014 Neighborly Home Care Outlines the Biggest Risks for Senior Citizens in their Homes For many elderly citizens, especially ones who are living alone, the home can prove to be a dangerous environment. Although most senior citizens are quite capable of caring for themselves, there are certain risks that come with aging that sometimes cannot be avoided. One of the biggest threats to seniors’...

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Neighborly Home Care Provides 7 Tips on How Senior Citizens can Minimize Fall Risks in their Homes


1 Jul 2014 Neighborly Home Care Provides 7 Tips on How Senior Citizens can Minimize Fall Risks in their Homes The home can prove to be a dangerous environment for senior citizens, especially if they are living alone.  The majority of accidents that occur take place in the home. This is particularly true for seniors and the elderly. The biggest of these threats to seniors involves falling. Many...

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