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Delaware Valley Wellness Network

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The Delaware Valley Wellness Network offers medical services and wellness advice throughout the United States.
Providers

Companions For You – Home Care Services

Big Apple Health & Beauty Center
Intuitive Nutrition Dieticians and Nutritional Counseling
Karen Clark-Schock, PsyD, ATR-BC Behavioral Medicine
Women’s Center of Montgomery County
Maury Malyn, MS, PT – Myofascial Release, Physical Therapy
Dr. Marina Yanover, ND, LAc – Naturopathic Medicine Family Practice & Acupuncture
Dr. Jonathan Singer, D.O. – Preventive Medicine
The Henderson Center – Dr. Jon Garzillo – Chiropractors

Resources:
Tips

How to Grow Healthy Food and Gardening

Diet, Nutrition and Fitness

Spirit, Mind and Body

Philadelphia Area In-Home Care Services

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015


Companions For You Inc.”  Quality Choice Licensed  and Insured Provider of Non-Medical In-Home Care Services.
We are here to serve you!
Companions For You Inc. Is here to help your loved one stay at home. We provide daily  assistance with a full range of services that are customized just for you.  We make sure none of these challenges cause you or your loved one any stress.

Our experienced caregivers are available for visitations or live-in care up to 24 hours a day to meet needs and challenges of your loved one.

Services

Our services include daily meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, hygiene support, grooming, feeding, toileting, transferring, ambulation and medication reminders.

Live-in Care

Companions For You Inc. offers complete care that allows your loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home by providing 24 hour coverage. We make it a point to provide continuity of care and assign the same caregivers.

Overnight

We understand that night time hours pose special challenges for the elderly. Companions For You Inc. offers whatever overnight help is required, including but not limited to assistance getting ready for bed, personal hygiene, medication reminders, assistance with toileting. Our caregiver will be awake and alert all through the night ensuring your loved one is safe and sound.

Respite Care or Short-term Care

Taking care of an elderly loved one offers many rewards, but can also take a toll on your personal life. We offer family caregivers temporary relief from providing care. It’s essential for primary caregivers to also get relief and support to reduce stress. Let our caregivers help to preserve your family unit, support your family stability. You tell us how much or how little time you need. Maybe your ready for a weekend getaway or its time for your class reunion. Rest assure Companions For You Inc. will keep your loved one Safe and secure while you get a much deserved break. We are happy to provide a minimum of 4 hours of care or as much care as you need for you loved one.

Post-Hospital Support

We offer highly personalized care and support, transportation, homemaking and companion services. These services allow your loved one to rest while limiting activities that might slow recovery time.

Contact

Our mission is to be a full service elder care agency dedicated to providing highly qualified professional non-medical health care services in the home. Companions For You Inc. is a licensed and insured in-home care service provider, serving Philadelphia PA, Delaware County PA, Montgomery County PA and The Main Line.


Personal Care, Companionship and Homemaker services provide light housekeeping and/or companionship for those who require no “hands on” personal care but still need a little help to stay at home. We can customized our services to meet individual needs.

Personal Care

Our personal care provides customized, hands-on assistance with day-to-day activities so your loved one can stay at home.

Our full range of daily personal care services includes daily meal preparation, housekeeping and maintenance in addition to assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, hygiene support, grooming, feeding, toileting, transferring and ambulation.

Meal planning and preparation

Provides you additional help with cooking. We are here to assist with grocery shopping, meal preparation, monitoring diet and food intake and clean-up.

Errands

Need us to run a few errands? We will help you pick up prescriptions, gather mail or do general shopping.

Light housekeeping

Assistance with laundry, changing linens, garbage, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, caring for houseplants and general housekeeping.

Companionship

Our caregivers love doing activities with our clients. We are happy to accompany your loved one to a movie, restaurant, library or museums. As well as in home activities; playing cards or boardgames, general conversation and much more.

Transportation Services 

Transportation and/or accompanying your love one to events or to regularly scheduled medical and dental appointments.


We have Flexible Payment Options For You.

 

Long term Care Insurance

Companions For You Inc. contracts with many long-term care insurance companies. These policies provide coverage for custodial level and personal care services. Our team is able to assist you in matching your needs with your policy coverage.

Veterans

We are happy to serve our Veterans. Being a Veteran comes with many benefits.  Whether through your local VA hospital, standard military benefits , VA Aide and attendance pension or other veteran programs, we can assist you in matching the services you need with your benefits.

Private Pay-Options

We will create an individualized plan and schedule of services that is financially feasible. We accept check or credit card payments. Ask us about our discounted rates for long term service contracts!

 

Vacation Planning for Family Caregivers

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania – This is the time of year that many of us look forward to summer vacation – a much-needed break from our day-to-day responsibilities and an opportunity to rest, have fun and re-charge. Unfortunately, it is often the people who are most in need of some time off – those with the largest amount of work and/or family responsibilities – who find it the hardest to get away. Family caregivers – spouses caring for husbands or wives, or adult children or grandchildren caring for elderly relatives – often fall into this category.

If you are the part-time or full-time caregiver for an elderly loved one, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed, or even a little guilty, about leaving town for a few days or weeks. However, it is also important to understand the significance of maintaining your own health and how taking vacations – even short ones – can do wonders for warding off the physical and emotional effects of caregiver stress. With proper planning, and use of the right resources, it is possible to enjoy a fun and relaxing trip knowing your loved one will still receive all of the care they need. Here are a few suggestions to help you get away.

If your loved one already resides in a retirement community, assisted living or nursing facility, make sure you inform their care team of your travel plans. Leave behind a copy of your itinerary, your contact information, as well as the contact information for another local family member or friend to call in the event of an emergency.

If your loved one still lives in their own home, but you regularly assist with errands such as grocery shopping or provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, you will need to find someone who can reliably fill-in for you while you are gone. Another family member, friend, neighbor, or a paid home health caregiver are all options to consider.

No matter who will be assuming your responsibilities while you’re away, you will want to be sure to sit down and write out a detailed list of everything you do in your role as caregiver along with instructions of when and how you perform each task. Include a list of all of your loved one’s doctors with contact information, a detailed list of medications and dosage instructions, and who to call in the event of an emergency. Leave one copy of this information home with your fill-in caregiver and take a copy with you. Again, leave behind a copy of your travel itinerary and your emergency contact information.

If you are providing full-time care for your loved one, it may be in both of your best interests to hire professional respite care. There are different kinds of respite care to consider; the best option will be determined by the amount and type of care your loved one requires.

• In-home respite – provided by non-medical home care agencies, such as Visiting Angels, to help with hygiene, meal preparation/diet monitoring, light housekeeping, errands, shopping and companionship. In-home care can be part-time or full-time based on the needs of the person receiving the care
• Adult day-care centers – if you can arrange transportation and overnight care for your loved one, many churches and community centers provide adult day-care services to care for and engage seniors during the day
• Short-term nursing homes – some nursing homes will care for patients on a temporary basis in the event their regular caregiver is out of town
• Day hospitals – if your loved one requires medical care, some hospitals have programs that provide care to patients during the day. Again, you will need to make other arrangements for overnight care and transportation

Everyone is entitled to a break now and then. For a family caregiver, taking a vacation may mean extra planning and expense, but it is also a necessity if you are to stay at your mental and physical best as you care for your loved one. To learn more about the support services available in your area, contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) or Visiting Angels at 215-938-7201 or www.visitingangels.com/jenkintown.