News About Aging

Driver Clyde White brings a meal to Patricia Hughes, a participant in Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's (PCA's) home-delivered meals program.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA’s food lifeline

Clyde White can be counted on to knock on Patricia Hughes’ door every Thursday morning. A driver with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)’s Meal Distribution Center (MDC), White makes a weekly delivery of seven frozen meals to her. To Hughes, who is homebound, PCA’s home-delivered meals program “is a godsend.”

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to explore care of complex patients

The webinar “Changing the System for Complex Patients: Nursing Innovation in Action” will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Female personal care worker washes the face of an elderly wheelchair-bound woman
Posted By Linda Riley

PCA can help to find and provide resources

The time may come when it’s impossible to do everything yourself. PCA offers services, tools and information to help seniors and caregivers.

Senior can be particularly at risk of cold stress as temperatures drop.
Posted By Linda Riley

Warning signs of cold stress

Shivering is usually the first symptom that your body temperature has started to drop, because it’s your body’s automatic attempt to warm itself. Signs and symptoms of mild hypothermia also include dizziness, hunger, nausea, increased heart rate and breathing, difficulty speaking, slight confusion, and fatigue.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Aging services professionals invited to long-term care orientation

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will host a Long-Term Care (LTC) Community Orientation for professionals working with older adults through hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, senior centers and community-based organizations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at PCA, 642 N. Broad St.

Two female direct care workers discuss a client's care plan
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Direct care workers provide compassion, support in the home

Most older adults want to age at home, in the community, for as long as possible. Direct care workers help them do so by assisting with basic self-care tasks, which seniors are unable to do by themselves.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to examine revised federal nursing home regulations

The webinar “A Deeper Dive into the Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations: Part 1” will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to explore Lewy body dementia

The webinar “Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of Comprehensive Care and Support” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Older woman with white hair, smiling
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Know the warning signs

Changes in physical and cognitive abilities that may occur with age can be difficult to detect, both for older adults and for their family members, friends and caregivers. The Eldercare Locator has compiled a list of 10 warning signs that a senior may need help. Any one of the following behaviors may indicate the need to take action. It is also important to inform the older adult’s physician of these changes.

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