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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 senior 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…

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 items regarding finances that should be discussed prior to your parent moving into your home, presented by Philadelphia Home Care Assistance. Housing and UtilitiesWill parents pay rent or turn over their social security checks? Will they buy their own groceries or contribute to the household food budget? Will they pay a portion of the utilities or divide utilities with their adult children? Discussing questions like these will help to determine…

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 are all the costs and fees associated with in-home care? There can be some fairly significant differences in the costs and fees from one in-home care provider to another. Before deciding to work with a particular provider, it is essential to understand the total cost and fee structure for the services requested. You will also want to inquire about the cost of live-in versus part-time care in Philadelphia. 2. How…

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 are all the costs and fees associated with in-home care? There can be some fairly significant differences in the costs and fees from one in-home care provider to another. Before deciding to work with a particular provider, it is essential to understand the total cost and fee structure for the services requested. You will also want to inquire about the cost of live-in versus part-time care in Philadelphia. 2. How…

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 be vital to keeping yourself healthy and safe. When performing any activity but especially gardening activity which be physical in nature it is a good idea to take a few minutes to do some simple stretching exercises. It is also a good idea to bend properly to avoid stress to the back and knees. Using a kneeling pad or a gardening bench is often a good choice. Care should be…