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IN -HOME CARE is in-home assistance for individuals recovering from a hospital/rehabilitation stay or for those with diminished functional or cognitive capacity. Services may include but are not limited to homemaking, meal preparation, laundry, personal care, bathing, transportation, and companionship. (Could be covered by Long Term Care Insurance, VA Eligible Benefits, and Private Pay) www.comfortkeepers.com

HOME HEALTH CARE is prescribed health care services that may include one or more of the following: Visiting Nurse, Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy, Social Worker, or a Home Health Aide who come to your home on an intermittent basis. Home Health Care is usually initiated following discharge from a long-term care facility or hospital and is overseen by your physician. (Covered by insurance) www.nahc.org

PALLIATIVE CARE is specialized medical and supportive care for those diagnosed with serious illness. It focuses on providing patients with relief from pain, symptoms, and the emotional stress of their condition, and to improve comfort and quality of life for both patients and their families. (Covered by insurance)

HOSPICE CARE is compassionate care for those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness who no longer wish to seek curative treatment. Hospice may be provided at home or in a facility and includes medical and nursing care, as well as therapy, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support. (Covered by insurance)

DURABLE/HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT is medical equipment, usually ordered by a certified practitioner or case manager. Proper equipment helps ensure safe maneuvering about the home, aids in better care/self care and raises the comfort and quality of life. Equipment includes tub bench, wheelchair,
walker, chair lift, hospital bed, etc. (Most covered by insurance with possible co-payment)

HOME MODIFICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY SAFETY SOLUTIONS are changes made to adapt living spaces or to upgrade with technology devices to meet the needs of those with limitations so that they may continue to live independently and safely at home. Examples include grab bars, ramps, adaptive door handles/knobs, automated medication dispensers, fall alert systems, etc. (Could be covered by insurance) www.homemods.org

HOME DELIVERED MEALS is a service of hot meal delivery to seniors, physically challenged or homebound individuals typically provided by a charitable organization at a low cost. (Private Pay) www.mowaa.org or jaapgh.org/ care/mollies-meals ADULT DAY SERVICES are community-based day centers for adults that provide supervised, secure, and interactive programs. (Mostly private pay) www.nadsa.org

 

Jackie Greenwald
Comfort Keepers
Community Liaison
Cell (412)-403-8238
Ofc (412)-831-2270
ComfortKeepers.com/office-247

 

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Ad an alarm for safe road travelOftentimes, families only think about technology that will keep their loved ones safe at home. As their parents age and become increasingly susceptible to falls and other accidents, they begin to equip the house with numerous safety devices. But what about the seniors who are still active, yet just as vulnerable to mishaps?

There are an estimated 38 million seniors on the road in the U.S., with an expected 55 million by 2020. Today’s seniors are more active than ever before. Still, accidents can happen to even the healthiest individual. Measures should still be taken to ensure their safety, especially outside of the home. Continue reading….

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Celebrate Mom (or Dad) with our May Special

May 10, 2016

Stephanie Desmond for Automated Security Alert

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, about 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of care each year for their loved ones. As medical strategies and technology advance, we search for better ways to help our families and ease the stressful burdens caregiving may cause. Automated Security Alert hopes to help this month as we also celebrate Mother’s Day.

Automated Security Alert is offering a great special just for you! Read more here….

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Fit Tip for May

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ACHING BACK

If you sleep on your stomach you’re forcing your spine into an extension, putting extra pressure on the small joints of the back all night.  Instead, sleep on your back or side, which keeps the spine straight and prevents strain.

For a free tour of The Pisciottano Chiropractic Center, just give us a call at 724-743-4500 or reply to this e-mail.

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LockboxPurchasing a lockbox is a great addition for any senior with a security system or who is using in home services. Automated Security Alert recommends purchasing a lockbox if you own a personal emergency response system. These simple yet easy to use tools are especially useful in the event of an emergency. They can be used to let emergency responders into a locked home. For more information on lockboxes continue reading the article here…