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Home Care for Seniors in Blue Bell PA

Your mother was hospitalized recently. When you got the call your heart raced. You were expecting the worst news, but eventually you discovered she was expected to make a near total recovery. It was a great relief, but her doctor highly recommended home care support services, at least for a while during recovery.

You felt you could do a good job supporting her. 

Home Care for Seniors in Blue Bell PA

Home Care for Seniors in Blue Bell PA

You took time off from work. You had about three weeks’ vacation time accrued, so you took it all at once. Your boss understood, even though she also recommended hiring a home care aide for your mother.

At the time, you didn’t think much about that recommendation. Later on, you would come to realize she had gone through something similar with her father, and made the same mistakes you ultimately made, and that’s why she told you to consider a home care aide or other home care services.

Still, you wanted to be there for her. You didn’t want her to think you didn’t care. So you started stopping by on a daily basis, supporting her, caring for her, and helping her with some of the exercises her doctor recommended for her.

Things were going well for a while, or so it seemed. Suddenly progression stopped. You couldn’t understand it. Things were going along smoothly, but then it seemed as though she hit a wall and couldn’t get past that point.

She was having extreme difficulty picking objects up. She didn’t seem to get stronger. Her health began to decline once again.

Sometimes, a physical therapist is necessary. 

Your mother’s doctor recommended she visit with a physical therapist, but you never looked into the option because you were the one working with her on those exercises. You didn’t realize a physical therapist would improve range of motion, use different exercises and machines to help her strengthen her arms and legs, and other techniques.

You didn’t realize just how severely the heart attack or stroke impacted her strength, physical capabilities, or mobility. It’s often best to heed the advice of an experienced doctor when it comes to taking care of a loved one after a hospital stay.

There are many home care options available for seniors and others who have recently been hospitalized. Home care aides are a great asset, especially when they have a lot of experience helping other elderly clients through the years. Some agencies can also provide physical therapists, visiting nurses, and other professionals to maximize the chances their clients make a full recovery and get back to life they knew before the surgery, accident, or medical emergency.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Blue Bell, PA, contact the caring professionals at Reliant At Home Care today 610-200-6075.

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Cerie Goldenberg, MSW,LSW

Cerie Goldenberg- My name is Cerie Fish Goldenberg. I have dedicated all 40 years of my professional life practicing Social Work in Montgomery County, PA.I earned aMasters Degree of Social Work from the University of Toronto and I am a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania.I was an active participant in the growth of Montgomery County Office on Aging and Adult Service developing needed services and resources for both younger and older adults.

After40 years of being a problem solver and advocate for those in need including my parents who lived into their 90’s and chose to remain in their home, I remain passionate about providing the highest level of service possible to those individuals for whom we are providing care.It is my vision that those of us who choose to remain in their home to be given the opportunity to do so in a safe and dignified manner. Hence the birth or Reliant at Home Care.

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