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This informative seminar is ideal for those who would like a greater understanding of the available community resources designed to help seniors age in place. Information will be provided by multiple sources!
Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30 - 8 pm
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Last updated 5 days ago
Many seniors or close family members of seniors look into home care services because meal preparation becomes such a difficult task. This is a prudent decision since senior nutrition is absolutely vital to health and quality of life.
In this video, you’ll learn why seniors are at risk for malnutrition, including some of the physical changes of aging that can make proper nutrition more challenging. You’ll also learn what a senior does need in terms of nutrition and some tips on fulfilling those needs.
At Home Helpers, we provide senior assistance for a variety of situations, including help with meal preparation. If you would like to learn more about our in home care services, please contact us by calling (888) 903-4365. You may also visit our website for more information.
Last updated 9 days ago
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than five million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, one in three American seniors die with either Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. If you’re worried that an elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, learning the signs is crucial for knowing when to get the help he or she needs.
The memory loss experienced by each individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease varies case by case. However in most cases, older memories will appear unaffected, while your loved one forgets the most recent events. For example, he or she might begin to forget important dates, birthdays, or doctors’ appointments. Sometimes they may even forget attending a recent event or social occasion.
The repetition associated with Alzheimer’s disease directly ties in with the memory loss symptoms. When your loved one can’t remember recent events or conversations, he or she might begin to repeat him or herself over and over again. For example, he or she might keep asking the same question, even if you have already answered it several times. At the same time, he or she might exhibit language problems because it can be difficult to remember basic words.
Sudden mood swings and changing emotions are early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. You may notice that your loved one becomes upset or angry for no particular reason. He or she may also become withdrawn from his or her loved ones and stop participating in hobbies and activities. You may even notice your loved one being incredibly suspicious of friends or family members, and find it difficult to trust you or other family members.
Home Helpers of Philadelphia, PA offers a variety of in home and senior care services. To speak with a member of our compassionate and experienced staff, call (888) 903-4365. You can also learn about our personal care, home support, and rapid care response services by visiting our website.
Last updated 9 days ago
WHO doesn’t love lemons. In fact, you can catch me squeezing, poking, and prodding these succulent sweeties almost any day of the week. I put them on almost everything. I love the versatility of flavor, and, of course, the benefits. One of my favorite and most accessible ways to suck down this vitamin C powerhouse is through lemon water. Squeeze a whole lemon into a cup of water (hot or cold) and guzzle it down, or slowly sip on it throughout the day. There are many amazing benefits to this short and easy ritual, but below are my favorite five:
It's a great source of vitamin C.
No, not the pop singer. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for giving our body the immune boost it needs to stay in check. When vitamin C levels are low, little to no repair happens in the body. These citrus delights are also high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium helps reduce free radicals, increases red blood cell production and controls blood pressure. What does all this mean in real-talk? More energy, clearer skin, anti-aging properties, less sickness, less stress, and more focus! Um, yes please.
It balances pH levels.
Our pH level speaks to the balance between the alkaline and acidic properties in the body. When our body enters a more acidic state, it breeds sickness and disease. This is news to many people, because so often disease feels like an isolated event that can't be controlled. While there are many factors to disease, controlling what you can is a great way to give your body the attention it deserves. Add more alkaline foods, and your whole body starts to wake up, repair, fight, and become a power-house of healing and rejuvenating. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around!
It aids weight loss.
Did you know that if your body is out of balance it is incredibly difficult to lose weight? Having a happy, healthy body and mind is one of the fastest ways to weight loss. A more alkaline diet makes for a happier person, and according to Eating Well Magazine, people with more alkaline diets tend to lose weight faster. Also, lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps set your body back to normal hunger levels. On board yet? If not, don't worry there are two more genius benefits coming your way.
It improves digestion.
The way your gut processes food has everything to do with — yep, you guessed it — your happiness! A clogged or misfiring digestive tract usually indicates a bigger problem in the body. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials, and encourages the production of bile in your body. This synergistic effect helps to soothe and normalize the body's digestive process.
It helps you kick the coffee habit.
I swoon over coffee. The aroma, the color, the flavor. It just gets me. In more ways than I could possibly list here. But it also gets my nervous system, digestion, and energy, and not in an endearing way. I finally kicked the habit 100% about four months ago (no more casual dating for me). Adding lemon into my diet was essential. Don't get me wrong, kicking coffee is NOT easy, especially if you're a regular. Having something to replace it with is essential to making the transition less shocking on the body.
Call (888) 903-4365 to speak with the elderly care staff at Home Helpers. Our Philadelphia, PA caregiver team can help your elderly loved one maintain independence in his or her home.
Last updated 13 days ago
Long term care insurance(LTCI) provides multiple options that can help benefit you in later years. Read this article and learn why there are more options than ever available to those considering LTCI.