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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Program helps older domestic violence victims

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October, shines a light on domestic violence, including abuse between spouses and other intimate partners. SeniorLaw Center (SLC), a nonprofit that aims to improve the lives and protect the rights of older Pennsylvanians, is also shining a light on a particular aspect of this abuse: its older victims. “Older adults are a hidden population within the domestic violence community, and they can face some unique barriers,” said Dana Goldberg, SLC’s director of victim services.

Managing medications effectively is important for seniors who often take many medications. (iStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Manage medications effectively

By Sally Friedman

According to national estimates, more than 25,000 people die each year from a failure to take medications properly. With today’s many choices of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, sometimes carelessly dispensed and used, knowing how to manage medications may save your life.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: October 16-20, 2017

PCA Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) providers provide room and board, supervision of medication services, help with hygiene and laundry and other assistance to adults with disabilities. (ThinkStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA’s Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) program seeks providers

Could you share your home with someone who needs help living independently? Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) seeks providers for its Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) program. The program serves individuals 18-plus who have a disability. Dom Care providers offer the following services to participants: room and board, housekeeping, laundry, assistance with personal hygiene and budgeting, supervision of medication administration, and assistance with medical appointments. In exchange for their services, care providers receive companionship, a monthly stipend of up to $979 for each individual served, and ongoing training and support from the PCA staff.

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