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By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on December 24, 2014

The Family Caregiver Alliance, a national nonprofit dedicated to provide resources for home-based caregivers, urges those who are looking after aging relatives to make themselves a priority, too. According to the FCA, those between the ages of 66 and 96 who are providing 24/7 live-in home care to a spouse…

By Shital Rane, 6:28 pm on December 17, 2014

At this time of year when families are gathering, it is a good opportunity to check on elderly loved ones. By interacting with your parent or loved one, and watching them go about their day to day activities during an extended holiday party or event, you can identify changes in…

By Shital Rane, 6:11 pm on December 10, 2014

As a caregiver, you’re closely tuned in to the behaviors and health of your loved one. But it can be difficult to tell whether confusion and memory loss are normal parts of aging, or whether they are harbingers of dementia. Today, Philadelphia Home Care Assistance is going to talk about…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on November 26, 2014

As a person goes through the aging process, they will experience a spectrum of changes, both physical and emotional. In general, physical changes – such as changes in vision and mobility –are the most obvious to identify, but it is now known that one’s emotional health is a key component…

If you have an elderly loved one who is no longer able to make many decisions independently, this is likely a difficult time for your entire family. As a leading provider of Philadelphia Home Care, we understand that watching a loved one go through the aging process can be extremely emotional. However, when a loved one’s physical and cognitive abilities are no longer what they once were, it is important to plan for the future. To ensure that your loved one can have all of his or her final wishes carried out properly, it’s a good idea to have a discussion about the setting up a living will with your assistance. What is a Living Will? A living will is…

By Shital Rane, 6:11 pm on November 12, 2014

When adult children invite aging parents to move in, they should have a frank discussion about related issues, one of the most important being finances. Money is a topic that can be easily misunderstood and can lead to tension if clear lines are not drawn early. The following are a few…

By Shital Rane, 8:00 am on November 5, 2014

The decision to hire in-home care for a loved one is not something to be taken lightly. If you find yourself overwhelmed when looking at Philadelphia home care providers, there are fortunately some questions that you can ask to help you determine which provider is the right fit. 1. What…

By Shital Rane, 1:33 am on April 28, 2014

Spring is here!  Time to get your garden and yourself in shape here are some helpful tips! Working outdoors in the garden can be very relaxing and is a great way to get some good exercise. Its important not to overdo things and taking some simple yet important steps can…