Statistics Suggest Increasing Demand for In-Home Senior Care Services

Depositphotos_11440750_s-2015With the first baby boomers turning age 65 in 2011, the growth of the “older population” is in full swing.

According to the United States Census Bureau, projections predict a large increase in the senior population from 2010 to 2030.

Along with the above, people are living longer than ever before. According to information compiled by this Census Bureau study, the number of people aged 90 and older in the United States has nearly tripled since 1980. This number reached approximately 1.9 million in 2010 and is expected …

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Comfort Keepers Selected as one of Pittsburgh’s Top 25 Workplaces

twp-logo-fb2Comfort Keepers Pittsburgh – South & East Office, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Pittsburgh’s Top Workplaces.

The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 30 major publishing partners and recognizes a National list of Top Workplaces.

“We are so blessed to have such wonderful caregivers and office staff” said Mary Jean Donohue, RN and Franchise Owner. …

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Stages of Senior Care

The need for senior care services generally comes in stages as our loved ones age. Initial stages are typically benign and come in the form of simple aid here and there, but later stages may involve detailed daily care and medical management. Understanding how these stages progress and what each level of senior care has to offer can help families to develop comprehensive and effective strategies for helping their elder loved ones age as gracefully and independently as possible while still maintaining a high quality of life.

Initial Senior Care

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Pittsburgh Senior Care Company Offers Winter Care Tips

4362627833_8c006dbe6With winter fast approaching, Pittsburgh Senior Care has issued a number of winter care tips that can help seniors remain comfortable and safe even if the temperatures plummet and heavy snow blankets the ground. According to a statement from Mary Donohue, owner of PSC, there are 6 primary items families should consider when preparing their senior loved ones for the winter:

1.) Emergency Preparedness

Keep candles, flashlights, batteries, blankets, critical medications and clean water in an easily accessible place – preferably not the basement or attic – which seniors may …

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Emotional Disorders Among Seniors

Emotional disorders among seniors present unique challenges to family members and caregivers. Emotional disorders differ from person to person and in some cases present intermittent symptoms, making diagmosis and treatment difficult. In fact, one overarching issue for the elderly is chronic anxiety disorder since worry overshadows each part of life when a senior discovers that they can no longer live the way they were accustomed to. The following are some types of emotional disorders that may benefit from in home care services.

Anxiety Disorders

Disruptive anxiety: Seniors suffering from this …

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