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Osteoporosis is a bone condition that causes the skeletal structure to become fragile. Though anyone is at risk of developing this condition, older individuals are particularly prone to it. The high percentage of seniors with osteoporosis typically stems from changes in bone density over time. In youth, the ratio of bone growth to bone deterioration is high; as a person ages, bone growth slows and is surpassed by bone deterioration. To ward off this condition, healthcare experts recommend sound lifestyle habits, such as eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. Engaging in weight-bearing activities also helps to keep bones strong. Home care givers must be vigilant when protecting loved ones with osteoporosis from falls and collisions around the house, as even a minor bump or slip can lead to a fracture.
Jenkintown Comfort Keepers offers capable assisted living services for individuals in the greater Jenkintown and Langhorne communities. Our senior care staff can ensure that your loved one receives the help he or she needs to avoid accidents that may result in painful fractures. Call (267) 415-4047 or visit our website for more information.
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The May Workshop will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at The Northeast Apartments, 2300 Hartel Ave, Philadelphia PA 19152.
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Providing home care for an elderly loved one comes with many rewards and demands. Looking after your family member can strengthen the bonds between you, but it also requires a substantial amount of time, energy, and emotional strength. To ensure that your own needs are being met as you care for your loved one, keep the following wellness tips in mind:
Look After Your Physical Health
Many times, older individuals require home care because their physical health begins to fail. Caregivers may need to wake up several times during the night to help a loved one to use the bathroom or take medication. Caring for a loved one may also involve hours of additional housework and meal preparation. Regardless your home care responsibilities, don’t neglect your own health. If you don’t make your own wellbeing a priority, you won’t have the strength to adequately care for your loved one.
Cultivate a Support System
The number of hours that go toward home care can limit opportunities to spend time with other family members and friends. This can cause negative emotions and even depression. Take measures to keep your support system strong as you care for your loved one. If you cannot leave your home because of your duties, even an occasional phone call or a home visit from friends can alleviate feelings of isolation.
Consider Respite Care
Home care is a major undertaking that you need not carry out on your own. Respite care can provide caregivers with the time required to attend to other parts of their lives. Since respite care can be tailored to accommodate your needs and those of your loved one, you can call upon a professional to help with daily chores or simply free up a few hours each week for your own wellbeing.
Let Jenkintown Comfort Keepers provide you with the best home care possible for your loved one. Whether you need housekeeping support, meal preparation assistance, or a compassionate senior care staff member to spend time with your loved one, we can help. Call our Jenkintown office at (267) 415-4047 to learn more about our senior care options.
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Jenkintown, PA (May 8, 2013) – A Jenkintown entrepreneur was recently awarded the ‘Quest for Excellence’ award by CK Franchising, Inc, the franchisor of Comfort Keepers®. Michele Berman and Marc Reisman, owners of the Jenkintown Comfort Keepers® office, received this prestigious award from the company’s support office in Dayton, Ohio. The annual ‘Quest for Excellence’ award was given to Berman and Reisman to recognize, honor, and reward them for delivering a stellar business performance in 2012.
Comfort Keepers, a growing franchise offering in-home care, and services for seniors and others needing assistance, allows clients to live comfortably in their own homes and maintain their independence. Comfort Keepers provides in-home care assistance, such as cooking nutritious meals, light housekeeping, running errands, medication reminders, and assistance bathing. Berman and Reisman have owned the Jenkintown Comfort Keepers franchise for 12 years.
“Comfort Keepers is very fortunate to have Michele and Marc as Jenkintown owners,” said Sarosh Mistry CEO of CK Franchising, Inc. “Their hard work, tenacity, and commitment to her clients truly deserve to be recognized and applauded.
Our father came into this business in 2000 when he was seeking care for his mother who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. He was not satisfied with the quality of care that was available in the Philadelphia area and decided to do something about it. Richard opened one of the first Comfort Keepers agencies in the country. He hired only the best caregivers to provide in home care to seniors, and people who were disabled, ill, or recovering from surgery. I joined the business, along with my brother Marc Reisman in 2007 when Richard was diagnosed with lung cancer. “A year before our father died, I came into the company. He really wanted us to go on with the agency. It is his legacy, and that’s what motivates us every day,” says Michelle.
“I am truly honored to receive this award,” Berman said. “I take pride in the type of service I provide to my clients. Many times, a Comfort Keeper® becomes like a member of the client's family; there is often a genuine emotional attachment.”
About Comfort Keepers®
Comfort Keepers® is a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for senior and other adults needing care. Since its founding in 1998, the network has grown to more than 700 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders' goal of providing quality, caring in-home care services that allow clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened even further by the purchase of the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc., by Sodexo, one of the world's leading food and facilities management services companies and the global leader in the health care and seniors markets. For more information, visit www.comfortkeepers.com
Last updated 14 days ago
Knowing what to expect as your loved one gets older can help your loved one prevent age-related accidents and illnesses. The Senior Health application by LyleMozak offers helpful advice to those who provide home care for seniors.
The Senior Health application discusses many of the health issues that older individuals face, including osteoporosis, dementia, and heart disease. The application explains the physical changes that may result from these conditions and ways to ward off their progression. Individuals caring for seniors may find this app to be especially useful, as their loved ones may need guidance when it comes to maintaining healthy lifestyle habits.
Jenkintown Comfort Keepers strives to lessen the responsibilities placed on the shoulders of family caregivers. To learn more about our home care services, call our Jenkintown location at (267) 415-4047.