Community Blog

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S

Home Helpers® Home Care is dedicated to providing the most effective method of home care services regardless of your family’s unique situation, including elder care services such as Alzheimer’s Disease. As the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s currently does not have a cure. Perhaps you’ve seen the TV/print/online campaign, however, stating that the first survivor of Alzheimer’s is out there. Until then, however, it’s important to know the 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. At Home Helpers of Media, we understand how to work with families as they face an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Those in the early stages might benefit from our line of Direct Link® personal emergency response systems and medical alert systems, which provide 24-hour monitoring and peace of mind for families. Further, we have Exceptional Caregivers who are experienced in providing compassionate dementia care. They understand it’s the disease, not the client, which can be difficult to treat as it progresses. We’ll work with the family to match you with the right Caregiver for your situation.

MAINTAINING SENIOR INDEPENDENCE

America’s seniors desire to remain independent and living in their beloved homes. Home Helpers® Home Care can help families start the conversation about how to “age in place” safely. According to the National Institute for Aging, 89% of Americans over the age of 50 wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Conversations about the benefits and costs associated with aging in place are critical. Call us at 610-358-1110 to schedule your free in-home consultation to see how we can tailor a care plan that meets the needs of your loved one and provides you the peace-of-mind you deserve.

2018 Delaware County Senior Games

The Home Helpers office of Media and Drexel Hill are proud sponsor of the 2018 Delaware County Senior Games. On Friday June 15th, in support of the games and under beautiful sunny skies, Home Helpers provided athletes participating in Horseshoes with refreshments and soft pretzels. Pictured are participants in the heat of battle and Home Helper staff members, Aimee Capuzzi, Kim Carroll and Barbara Hewitt. Additional information about the Delaware County Senior Games can be found at: http://www.delcoseniorgames.org

JUNE IS PTSD (POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER) AWARENESS MONTH

While combat veterans are often the first people we think of in association with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), others who have been through a serious traumatic event can also develop PTSD. In addition to war zone exposure, triggering events can include physical or sexual assault; serious accidents; natural or man-made disasters (such as a terrorist attack); and torture. If there is one thing people should be most aware of when it comes to PTSD, it’s the amount of support resources available. PTSD is treatable and support is readily found from organizations in person and online. For veterans, this includes DAV (Disabled American Veterans), the Wounded Warrior Project, the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, and PsychArmor Institute. Non-veterans can also find assistance, particularly at Faces of PTSD and the PTSD Alliance. These organizations offer education and support in many forms. Remember, if you suspect that you or a loved one has PTSD, the bravest thing you can do is seek help. I invite you to contact us at 610-358-1110 to schedule a free in-home consultation to learn how we can create a unique in-home care plan that meets the needs of your loved one and provides you the peace of mind you deserve. Our vision is to be the extended family when the family can’t be there by delivering the same type of care we would want for our own loved one.

Summer Kick Off at the Residence of Glen Riddle

Home Helpers of Media hosted a "Summer Kick Off" at the Residence of Glen Riddle. Staff and residents enjoyed water ice, pretzels and the sounds of summer via Juke Box John!!!

The Benefits of Therapy Animals for Seniors

Home Helpers of Media recently sponsored a presentation at a local retirement community on the benefits of therapy animals for seniors. Attendees of the presentation learned the many benefits that therapy animals can provide seniors. Barbara Hewitt, RN, and Regional Manager for Home Helpers of Media stated, "More and more often animals are being utilized for therapeutic purposes at senior facilities. Therapy animals are used to promote health and healing for seniors of any age range or health condition, whether they are depressed, chronically ill or have ongoing disabilities". In addition to learning the many benefits therapy animals provide, attendees also had the opportunity to meet and pet "Chad" a trained therapy dog.

Home Helpers Career Fair

Tuesday, April 17, 10:00a to 4:00p @ Home Helpers of Media 327 W. Baltimore Pk. Chester Heights, PA 19017. All qualified candidates welcomed and all existing employees are encouraged to refer appropriate candidates. Please refer good caregivers to this event. We will double the employee referral bonus for any candidate that you refer to the career fair that we hire!!! For a job description and pre-requisites please visit: http://www.jobsatmediahomehelpers.com/

We Are Hiring

Attention College Students, CNA's, and Caregivers - We Are Hiring Come and talk with us about job opportunities in Chester County with Home Helpers. Must have your own transportation, a valid driver's license and auto insurance. Date: February 13th Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: West Chester Public Library 415 N. Church Street West Chester, PA 19380 Home Helpers: 610.358.1110