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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.