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    Seeking Seasoned Certified Nursing Assistants

    Last updated 4 months 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 5 months 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.

    A Guide to Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Caring for a family member is a labor of love. Many caregivers enjoy the sense of self-fulfillment they gain from helping a loved one live as independently as possible. However, as your loved one requires a more intense level of in-home care, you may find yourself becoming stressed out and overwhelmed. Caregiver burnout is all too common; however, it can be avoided. Learn to recognize the signs of caregiver burnout, which will allow you to seek help from a home care service before you suffer ill effects.

    Know When to Seek Help

    It can be quite difficult to manage a loved one’s home care needs by yourself. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help from family members or from a senior care service that can connect you with highly qualified caregivers. When you’re providing intensive care for a loved one, you’re likely to experience a range of emotions including anxiety, guilt, and grief. When you start to feel overwhelmed, give yourself a break by taking advantage of respite care at a senior assistance program. You should also look for help if you experience any ill physical effects, such as sleep deprivation.

    Care for Your Physical Health

    Since caregiving requires a great deal of time and energy, many caregivers neglect their own physical health. Support your own well-being by getting plenty of sleep and eating healthy foods. Schedule time to exercise and remember to make medical appointments as needed for yourself as well as for your loved one.

    Nurture Your Emotional Wellness

    You can reduce your risk of caregiver burnout by scheduling some time to relax each day, even if it’s only for 10 minutes. Pick an activity you enjoy, such as reading a novel, connecting with a close friend, or meditating. Avoid becoming socially isolated; make time to meet a friend for coffee, volunteer at an animal shelter, or join a social group.

    Home Helpers offers flexible in-home care plans for seniors and those suffering from various disabilities. Our comprehensive and integrated services provide as much or as little care as your loved one requires. We invite families to contact us at (855) 241-4724 to learn more about our home care services, including in-home emergency monitoring.

    Helping a Loved One After a Stroke

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Before you can care for your loved one following a stroke, it’s important to become fully informed of their issues. Coordinate with your loved one’s medical team to learn more about the long term effects of a stroke and the extent of the care that they will need. The care manager at the hospital can help you learn about your loved one’s medication needs and other ongoing care needs, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Your loved one will likely need an escort to their future medical appointments and therapy sessions.

    The exact type of care your loved one will need depends on the extent of the brain damage. They may need help with personal hygiene tasks, feeding, and meal preparation. Additionally, you can help lower their risk of suffering a second stroke by working with their dietitian to develop a healthy eating plan, and by talking to the doctor about following a suitable exercise program.

    Providing in-home care for a loved one who has suffered a stroke can be a daunting task. When you need respite care, contact Home Helpers at (855) 241-4724 and ask about our Flexi-Rest Program™, which is a short term, flexible in-home care program.

    Our Mission at Home Helpers

    Last updated 5 months ago

    When you use Home Helpers for your elderly loved one’s needs, you have at your service a team of professional caregivers who provide secure, compassionate, and personalized care. Our mission is to give in-home care that facilitates a high quality of life for each patient and those that attend to them. If you are a caregiver, you understand how comprehensive the needs of an older loved one can be. In some cases, those needs may warrant a move to an assisted living facility—unless the elderly care you require can be given at home. Home Helpers can offer the crucial companionship and support your loved one needs to remain as independent as possible. We also make sure that each of our caregivers has the necessary expertise and bedside manner to ensure the highest level of care for your loved one.

     

    Are you interested in finding out more about the senior care services that Home Helpers provides? Call us at (855) 241-4724 to speak with a representative about our senior assistance programs. We also encourage Philadelphia, Drexel Hill, and Lansdale residents to visit our website for additional details.

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