Making long-distance caregiving more manageable
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) joins the national “Home for the Holidays” campaign, which encourages discussion of important issues affecting older Americans. The annual initiative is led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) in collaboration with the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. This year’s campaign is entitled “Caring Across the Miles: Resources for Long-Distance Caregivers.”
Simple tips to help seniors prevent cold stress
The elderly population is disproportionately affected by hypothermia (commonly known as cold stress), caused by excessive body heat loss and exposure to cold. People can protect themselves by following some simple guidelines.
Recalling the soothing powers of oatmeal
I hadn’t had oatmeal in the house for years, so off I went to get some. The moment my hands reached for it on the supermarket shelf, a whole rush of feelings almost overcame me. That familiar carton of Quaker oats carried me right back to my mother’s apartment in a Philadelphia high-rise.
More millennials caring for elders
While most people think of family caregivers as middle-aged or older, one-quarter of those caring for family members are considerably younger. These millennial caregivers (born between 1980 and 1996) play a critical role in families by providing unpaid care to their chronically ill, disabled and aging parents, grandparents or other relatives.
Is it dementia or normal aging?
Are you getting forgetful? Have you misplaced your keys lately? You might be concerned that it’s something serious, like Alzheimer’s. It’s important to know the difference between normal aging and signs of a problem — and when it may be time to seek help.
Nov. 15 is deadline to enroll in Community HealthChoices
A major shift in the way Medicaid-funded long-term services are provided is coming to Southeast Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties – in January: Community HealthChoices (CHC). Enrollment is underway now through November 15.