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    Simple Tips for Cutting the Risk of Falls

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Falls are a serious health risk for seniors. One in three people over the age of 65 fall each year, and the risk goes up with age. The good news is that there are many things you can do to help prevent falls and the loss of independence that comes with them. This video explains more.

    The first step in preventing falls is ensuring that the home is well lit. Use night lights to illuminate the halls and have a table by the bedside so you never have to fumble around in the dark. Arrange furniture so that there are clear pathways and tuck away any cords. Area rugs should be removed or their edges should be secured to the floor with double-sided tape.

    In-home senior assistance can help with both fall prevention and recovery.  Make Home Helpers a part of your care plan for yourself or your aging parents. You can learn more about our services by calling (855) 241-4724. 

    Special Health Considerations for Senior Citizens

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Although aging is certainly not a disease, it’s often accompanied by an increased risk of many different health concerns. Senior care often involves juggling many different medications for conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis, and osteoporosis. You may wish to hire a home care service that provides medication reminders. Additionally, as your loved one grows older, he or she may require special dietary needs. You should also consult your loved one’s doctor requiring physical activity and mental stimulation.

    Physical Activity

    Physical activity is a necessary component of healthy aging. It can help your loved one reduce his or her risk of falls by improving muscle tone, balance, and coordination. Plus, exercise offers cognitive benefits. However, it’s always advisable to consult your loved one’s doctor before implementing an exercise routine. As long as your loved one is in good overall health, he or she should strive for 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week and strength training two days per week. Seniors may modify their activity plans in accordance with medical needs. For example, if your loved one has arthritis, swimming might be a good activity.

    Mental Stimulation

    Mental stimulation helps stave off dementia in older adults. In those who already have dementia, it may help slow the decline. Your loved one’s senior care plan might include companionship services; engaging in activities in a social context is a healthy form of mental stimulation.

    Dietary Considerations

    Each senior has unique dietary needs, depending on his or her medical conditions and medications. For example, seniors who are on warfarin may need to limit their intake of vitamin K. While your loved one’s doctor can provide specific dietary advice, in general, ensure he or she eats a well-balanced mix of produce, lean protein, and whole grains. Dairy products are also helpful because the calcium and vitamin D can help with osteoporosis.

    Home Helpers offers a comprehensive suite of in-home care services, including RN Assist, which involves a professional home care plan evaluation by a Registered Nurse. The mission of our home care service is to provide the highest quality of care to help your loved one remain as comfortable, healthy, and independent as possible. Schedule a consultation for senior care today by calling (855) 241-4724.

    FREE Caregiver Seminar: Communication & Hospice 101

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Home Helpers will be holding two in-service seminars in April on Communication and Hospice. This seminar is free of charge, and refreshments will be served. Both classes will be held at the Home Helpers Drexel Hill Office.

    You must sign up for the class prior to attending.

    Seeking Seasoned Certified Nursing Assistants

    Last updated 23 days ago

    Our growing franchise home care agency is seeking seasoned certified nursing assistants to fill a variety of part-time and possible full-time positions. In addition to our immediate openings, we are hiring 5+ caregivers/week to join our growing team.  We offer flexible start dates in a variety of locations throughout the Montgomery County and Bucks County areas. 

    **Multiple openings, flexible shifts, flexible start dates, and work near your home*** 

    Click here to apply for an interview! 

    Access a Wealth of Geriatric Resources With This Phone App

    Last updated 1 month ago

    While caring for an elderly loved one, questions about health and other senior care needs may frequently arise. When you download the Elder 411 app, you’ll have easy access to a wealth of geriatric resources at your fingertips. The app was developed with Doctor Marion’s 35 plus years of experience in the geriatric care field.

    Elder 411 includes more than 500 helpful tips, video lectures, and audio tips. These are categorized into 11 topics to enable you to quickly find the information you need. The content is easily searchable and includes hundreds of answers to frequently asked questions from elder caregivers.

    When you need in-home care for your elderly loved one, turn to the trusted caregivers of Home Helpers. Call (855) 241-4724 for more information about our home care service.

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