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While her 'Dom Care' resident Jeffrey* is in his day program, 'Dom Care' provider Sylvia Robinson-Hite shows off his room. (Photo by Paola Nogueras)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

‘Dom Care’: Providing supportive homes

Domiciliary Care, or “Dom Care,” is a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. It was established in 1977 to provide a home-like community living arrangement for adults 18 and older who are unable to live independently and need help with activities of daily living. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) administers the program in Philadelphia. Dom Care “providers” open their homes to individuals who need supervision, support and encouragement in a family setting. Providers cannot be related to their residents.

'DomCare' provider Sylvia Robinson-Hite holds an angel given to her by a former 'Dom Care' resident in her home. (Photo by Paola Nogueras)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

‘Dom Care’ provider opens home, heart

By Marcia Z. Siegal

Sylvia Robinson-Hite has opened her home to two men who can’t live independently and need help with the tasks of daily living. She is a “provider” with the Domiciliary Care, or “Dom Care,” Program run by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). She has found the experience profoundly satisfying. “I’ve been very blessed with David and Jeffrey*,” she said. “That’s the way I look at it.”

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: Nov. 6-10, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: October 23-27, 2017

  • Caregiver Stressors and Depressive Symptoms among Older Husbands and Wives in the United States.  Min Hee Kim, Ruth E. Dunkle, Amanda J. Lehning, Huei-Wern Shen, Sheila Feld & Angela K. Perone.  Journal of Women & Aging, Volume 29, 2017 – Issue 6, Pages 494-504.  Published online: September 27, 2016.  To illuminate strategies for reducing the higher distress experienced by wife caregivers engaged in personal care assistance, further studies are needed incorporating couples’ relational dynamics and gendered experiences in personal care.
  • Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease: Lessons Learned and Applied.   James E. Galvin MD, MPH.  Special Article – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 65, Issue 10, October 2017, Pages 2128–2133.  First published:  August 2, 2017.  Dementia may be a disorder that develops over a lifetime, with individualized ways to build a better brain as we age.
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.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: September 25-29, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging News & Research: September 5-8, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: August 28 – September 1, 2017

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