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    Home Helpers Lansdale Includes Doylestown Hospital Bridge Fund in Ruby Run Proceeds Donations

    Last updated 7 months ago

    The Lansdale Home Helpers office recently made a donation to the Doylestown Hospital Bridge Fund with some of the proceeds from this year's Ruby Run 5K and Walk event.

    "The Bridge Fund was established in 2010 by [Doylestown Hospital] to bridge the gap between the cost of hospital services for the diagnosis and/or treatment of cancer and the patient's ability to pay," says Lisa Repko, J.D., Director-Development at Doylestown Hospital.

    This fund meshes perfectly with the mission of Home Helpers' annual event, the Ruby Run 5K, held most recently on October 26, 2013.  "Every year we take this opportunity to raise money in memory of our colleagues, John Squires and Adam Brown. Both John and Adam were admired and respected by anyone who knew them," says Tom Krupp, one of the owners of the Lansdale office. 

    John and Adam opened their own Home Helpers franchise offices (Media and Drexel Hill respectively) and actively served on many committees to make a difference to families in need. "All proceeds raised from the event are donated to local organizations throughout the Delaware Valley that are dedicated to financially helping cancer patients and their families," continues Krupp, pictured in the photo.  "This donation to Doylestown Hospital through funds raised by The Home Helpers Ruby Run keeps John and Adam's passion for giving back to their community alive."

    Home Helpers Employee Spends the Night on Office Floor in Case She's Needed Overnight

    Last updated 7 months ago

    From the Lehigh Valley area manager:

    Thank you to Home Helpers Concierge Caregiver Lindsay Lerch for taking initiative during today’s major snow storm! Lindsay decided last night to sleep ON THE FLOOR in our office at Sterling Heights, an independent living community in Bethlehem, PA that we serve daily, to ensure that she would be there for our clients this morning. It’s actions like this that mean the world to our clients.  

    Hybrid Partnership Offers More Choices to Peter Becker Community Members

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Peter Becker Community, a non-profit continuing care retirement community, has recently partnered with Home Helpers of Lansdale, the area’s leading home care provider, in a move to enhance choices and meet the changing needs of community members.  At Peter Becker Community, residents have the option of transitioning among levels of care, which include residential living, personal care and skilled nursing, as their needs change.   The first choice of most seniors, however, is to stay where they currently are, even if they become frail, or face health issues.

    That’s why Peter Becker has entered into a preferred provider arrangement with Home Helpers of Lansdale.  There is a rapidly growing demand for quality, affordable non-medical assistance for community members, such as support with activities of daily living like bathing, showering and dressing, medication reminders, errands, companionship, light housekeeping or escort services to doctor visits.

    According to Kate Roberts, Director of Support Services at Peter Becker, “We needed a high-quality, reliable option for our community members who might need a little extra help now and then. Home Helpers tailors the services to the needs of each individual, and the agency has a stellar reputation in the community. Over the past eight years or so, Home Helpers has exceeded my expectations as a service provider on our campus, and we are very much looking forward to seeing the benefits of this formalized partnership.” 

     

    “Home Helpers at Peter Becker Community” will have campus presence with staffed office hours. The agency will provide personal care assistance, homemaker services, and companionship to residents in all levels of care, as requested by residents and their families.  In addition, campus residents will receive preferential pricing under this arrangement.  A concierge caregiver program will be launched in early December to allow campus residents to engage the services of Home Helpers, and schedule shifts as short as 30 minutes, with much needed flexibility.

     

    Finally, as an integral part of this new strategic relationship, Home Helpers is pledging to formalizing and increasing its previous and ongoing commitment to Peter Becker Community’s Benevolent Fund.  “Our Benevolent Fund supports residents who, through no fault of their own, have exhausted their financial resources,” says Carol Berster, CEO.  “The strength of that fund is a critical component of our mission at Peter Becker Community, and we are so pleased to have Home Helpers support it so enthusiastically.”

     

    “We are honored to have been selected by Peter Becker Community as the preferred homecare provider on its beautiful campus,” says Frank Esterle, Home Helpers’ owner.  “We understand the ongoing and often unpredictable challenges facing aging seniors in all care settings, and have structured our agency and invested in resources to meet our customer’s needs.  Our mission and goals are clearly aligned with those set forth by the leadership of Peter Becker Community, and we are thrilled with this mutually-beneficial partnership.”

     

    About:

    Peter Becker Community is a continuing care retirement community in Montgomery County,

    Pennsylvania, serving health care residents, personal care residents and residential living residents. It has been trusted to provide retirement opportunities and care for more than 40 years.

     

    Home Helpers  - The Home Helpers office serving Montgomery and Bucks Counties was launched in 2004, and is currently the largest Home Helpers franchisee in the nation.   Owned and operated by lifetime local residents, Frank Esterle, Greg Scheck and Tom Krupp, the agency employees over 275 compassionate people who are committed to making their clients’ lives easier. 

    Signs of Parkinson's disease in Seniors

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Neurological dysfunction can occur at any age, but elderly individuals often suffer from this problem. Parkinson’s disease is just one of several conditions that frequently afflict those of advanced age. Though a progressive ailment, Parkinson’s disease can be managed well with early detection and treatment. That is why loved ones of seniors are encouraged to become familiarized with the signs of this problem.

    Coordination Issues

    Elderly individuals are prone to slip and fall accidents for many reasons. Some might suffer harm due to compromised vision that prevents them from seeing obstacles. Others may have generally poor muscle strength that makes it difficult to move with ease. However, Parkinson’s disease can contribute to coordination problems as well. If a loved one experiences several slip and fall accidents within a relatively short amount of time, it may be due to developing Parkinson’s symptoms.

    Movement Difficulty

    Parkinson’s disease hampers smooth motor function. As a result, individuals with it may find it increasingly more challenging to move. Beginning motion, such as being able to lift oneself from a chair or couch, can be difficult. Elderly people with Parkinson’s disease can also suffer from delays in the walking process. 

    Body Shakes

    Loved ones of seniors should take seriously any change that brings on shaking episodes. Parkinson’s disease can cause a sufferer to move his face, feet, or hands without intent. This sign of the condition may present most prominently when an elderly friend or family member is not in active motion. Instead, he may be watching television or reading while his limbs or head experience tremors. As with any of the other symptoms of this disease, body shakes indicate a need for medical attention and treatment.

    Individuals with Parkinson’s disease may require assistance with their daily tasks and medication requirements. Home Helpers can provide the consistent and capable help that Parkinson’s disease sufferers need. For additional information on how our Philadelphia senior care options can help your elderly loved one, call (855) 241-4724 or click here to learn more about our services.

    Vitamins Every Senior Needs

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Well-balanced eating habits are important for your health. However, seniors may sometimes need to take vitamin supplements to make up for certain deficiencies in their diets. Iron in particular is important for elderly individuals. Iron plays an instrumental role in providing each cell in the body with the oxygen it needs to function properly. Without enough iron, seniors may find it difficult to be as active as they would like. Taking iron supplements can boost energy levels and bolster cognitive function. Osteoporosis is a common problem among the senior population. A loss of bone mass can make it easy for elderly individuals to suffer back and hip fractures. A calcium supplement can help to ward off this problem. Given that vitamin D helps in calcium absorption, it too can be highly beneficial in supplement form.

    Does your elderly loved one take daily vitamins and medications? Home Helpers can see to it that he receives the supplements and drugs he needs as recommended. Call our Philadelphia office today at (855) 241-4724 to speak with an associate about our senior care services.

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