Home Helpers is a premier provider of quality non-medical and personal in-home care to the Philadelphia area.

Respite: Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for a loved one is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you can do. In the process of acting as a caregiver, it’s easy for your own needs to take a backseat. However, you can’t provide the level of care you want to give if you don’t look after your own personal wellbeing. That is where respite care in Philadelphia enters the picture. This kind of specialized home care lets you get a break while ensuring your loved one is still getting the support he or she needs.

With respite care, an in-home elderly care provider will take care of your loved one so you can get away for a few hours, a weekend, or a few days. The provider can handle all of your loved one’s needs while you focus on catching up with friends, spending time with your spouse, or just getting some downtime.

Home Helpers can provide respite care as well as a range of other services, including our Care Check System and our Flexi-Rest program. To learn more, please give us a call at (888) 627-6047.

Top Spots for Seniors in Philly

If you want to take your elderly loved one out on the town, Philadelphia is a great place to be. Most of the city’s top attractions are accessible for people with walkers and wheelchairs, so your elderly loved one doesn’t have to miss a beat. One of the easiest ways to explore a large swath of the city in a single day is to take a Trolley Tour. The trollies offer all-day on/off privileges, so you can easily use your ticket to get around town for a single low price. If you need a wheelchair-accessible trolley, make your reservation a day in advance. For more helpful tips on senior-friendly Philly touring, check out this infographic from Home Helpers. Get all of your family and friends involved in planning a fun day out that everyone can enjoy by sharing this information with them.

Why Choose Home Helpers?

When you’re choosing in-home care in Philadelphia for a loved one, compromise is not an option. You need the highest possible level of specialized home care as well as a variety of programs so you can find one that meets your loved one’s needs. With Home Helpers, that is exactly what you will find. This video explains more.

At Home Helpers, we understand the trust that our clients are putting in us—we are providing home care to the people they love the most. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to developing personal relationships with everyone who uses our services. We also give families options for the kind of care they need, including our Total Care Plan and Friendly Visit program. Find out how we can help you by calling (888) 627-6047.

What to Expect from Your Loved One's Alzheimer's Disease

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s natural to have many questions about what to expect. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, the disease progresses in stages, and you will still be able to enjoy special times with your loved one. When he or she requires more care than you can provide, specialized home care in Philadelphia can help you meet the care needs. Here is a look at what you can expect when someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease.

Mild Changes and Decline

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, you won’t notice any changes in your loved one at all, and the disease will only be identifiable on a PET scan. Subtle symptoms, such as forgetting words or losing things, are next to develop. Over time, these symptoms will become more pronounced and mental decline will become evident. At this stage, your loved one may have difficulty with short term memory and may ask the same questions repeatedly. He or she may also have difficulty making plans. In addition to arranging home care as needed, you can help your loved one make decisions about his or her affairs during this stage.

Moderate Decline

At this point, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease become pronounced. Your loved one may no longer remember his or her address or phone number and will have difficulty keeping track of time. He or she may not be able to choose clothing that is appropriate for the season and may need home care for help with things like dressing and hygiene.

Severe Decline

At this point in the illness, your loved one will need help eating, drinking, and using the bathroom. He or she will be unable to remember names and may have delusions. However, companionship is still important, and you can connect with your loved one by sharing music, reading to him or her, or providing meals. Care is demanding at this stage, but respite care can help.

Do you have a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Home Helpers can assist your family as you provide care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. To learn about our Care Check system, Total Care plan, and more, call (888) 627-6047.

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