Last updated 20 days ago
Since more Americans are living longer lives, more people are experiencing the changes that come with older age. Even if seniors have healthy lifestyle habits, the body still tends to slow down and develop conditions that can make independent living more challenging. With home care, however, older individuals can enjoy their golden years as assisted living aides watch over their healthcare needs. The following offers a closer look at some of the conditions that may require senior care support.
After years of use, the body’s joints may begin to suffer the effects of old age. Cartilage deterioration can cause pain and stiffness in the hands, knees, and back. As a result, seniors may not have the agility and flexibility necessary to perform common household chores such as cooking their meals or attending to their laundry. Home care staff members can perform all the chores that older individuals may find too difficult to do on their own.
Eyesight issues are another common side effect of advanced age. Seniors may suffer from problems ranging from poor reading ability to more comprehensive vision concerns. This can complicate a person’s ability to read mail or safely navigate the house. Home care aides can help older individuals with tasks that require clear vision and rearrange items around the house to prevent injury.
Joint pain, osteoporosis, and other aging concerns can make it difficult for seniors to get out of bed or move from one room of the house to another. In some instances, older individuals may not be able to reach the bathroom in time to relieve themselves. If your loved one requires home care due to mobility issues, assisted living services can help. With a senior care professional at your family member’s side, you can be sure that he will receive the care he needs at all times.
Are you considering home care services for your loved one? Call Jenkintown Comfort Keepers at (267) 415-4047 to speak with a representative about our assisted living options. Our qualified senior care staff members provide aid to those in both Jenkintown and Langhorne.
Last updated 26 days ago
To provide the best possible care for your elderly loved one, it is important to stay up to date with the latest information about senior assistance and health issues. Browse through these links for more information about in-home care for seniors:
For more information about in-home care for your elderly relative, call Jenkintown Comfort Keepers at (267) 415-4047. Our friendly staff will provide your loved one with the best quality support and assistance.
Last updated 1 month ago
Caring for an elderly family member can be a rewarding experience that also demands a high level of commitment. Respite care will allow your family to take a break from caregiving to manage your other responsibilities, while making sure that your loved one receives the full range of assistance that they need. Respite care can be scheduled for as short as a few hours or days, or run as long as several months. Let’s take a closer look at the services offered by respite care workers:
When an elderly relative has been cared for by a family member, he or she will have spent a great deal of time in the company of someone that they are close to. If the family caregiver cannot visit for a period of time, respite care will provide your loved one with companionship, supervision, and entertainment.
Housekeeping and Errands
Often, family caregivers will take care of household chores and run errands for their loved one. A respite caregiver can pick up around the house, do laundry, and run errands for your elderly family member.
When you schedule respite care, the temporary caregiver will help to maintain your elderly loved one’s hygiene and personal appearance. As needed, they can assist with bathing, bathroom trips, and grooming.
One of the primary concerns of leaving an elderly loved one at home is the possibility of an unexpected medical emergency. When you schedule respite care during your absence, you will have the peace of mind that there will be someone available to provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, or call the hospital in case of emergency.
If you are the primary caregiver of your elderly loved one, respite care will provide you with quality care in the case of your absence. To learn more about respite care and the full range of independent living services offered by Jenkintown Comfort Keepers, call us at (267) 425-4047.
Last updated 1 month ago
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common and best understood cause of dementia, is caused by blockages in two key proteins: amyloid and tau. Amyloid proteins build up on the outside of the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients, causing disruptive plaques. On the inside of the brain cell, tau proteins become tangled, which effectively strangles the brain cell and prevents it from properly functioning. For a closer look at the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, watch this video from the Alzheimer’s society.
If your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the staff at Jenkintown Comfort Keepers will provide living assistance to keep them healthy, happy, and safe. To learn more about our compassionate at-home elderly care services, call us at (267) 415-4047.