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Personal Care/Assisted Living

5 Things You Should Know About Personal Care

Personal care homes provide seniors with professional assistance when needed and a way to enjoy an active lifestyle. Most personal care and assisted living communities offer meals, housekeeping and transportation services, assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL's), security and 24/7 on-call assistance. Personal care homes provide the opportunity for companionship for those seniors who would benefit from daily support and often host programming in a group setting to promote socialization.  Many communities have been successful in adapting activities and engagement to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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Personal Care/Assisted Living

Your Options for Personal Care in Pennsylvania

Searching for the right senior living community for your loved one can be difficult, especially if you’ve suddenly found yourself in the position to make the decision or if you’re just starting your search. There are a lot of terms thrown around for each type of care or service offered at different communities, and they can get confusing. But there’s one term you’ve probably come across a few times that tends to be more confusing than others: Personal Care.

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Caregiver Support  |  Personal Care/Assisted Living

Caregiver Stress: 5 Tips for Managing Life as a Caregiver

Taking on the role of caregiver for a senior loved one can be challenging. You're faced with a number of new responsibilities and unfamiliar feelings, like worrying about handling the additional obligations that come with caregiving, or fear about the future. You may feel guilt for not being able to do more or even anger and resentment towards your senior loved one.

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Health & Aging  |  Personal Care/Assisted Living

12 Signs It's Time to Consider Personal Care for Your Loved One

Have you found yourself suddenly faced with the decision of having to choose a long term care facility for mom or dad?  With so many options and so little time, how does one decide what’s best for their current situation?

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Personal Care/Assisted Living

Caregivers: What Is Respite Care and Why Should You Take Advantage of It?

Life can get tricky. Balancing your own life is hard enough, but add caring for your aging loved one to the mix, and you might find yourself exhausted. Having a parent, family member, or friend who is getting older and needs extra care and assistance can sometimes require more of you than you can provide. You do not have to experience your role as a caregiver alone. There are many caregiver resources available, and one great option to give yourself a much-needed rest is respite care.

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Caregiver Support  |  Personal Care/Assisted Living

How Do I Minimize Mom’s Wandering?

When my mom got diagnosed with dementia, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when her condition got worse. In the beginning things weren’t so bad, but over time it’s gotten a lot more serious. I knew she was really declining about a year ago, when she got lost for the first time.

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