Aging is, if nothing else, an adventure. It’s hard to know for certain what the future holds and what kind of help you will – or won’t – need at different points in your journey. CBS21 has compiled a list of services that might be helpful to the older members of our community.
The American Association of Retired Persons is a source of advocacy and support for those aged 50 and older. Known for providing great member discounts and deals on insurance, travel and other products and services, the AARP has a lot to offer older Americans.
The AARP in Pennsylvania recently led the fight for the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which requires hospitals to 1. Give patients the opportunity to designate caregivers 2. Inform caregivers of discharges or transfers and 3. Explain and demonstrate medical tasks that will need to be performed in the home upon the patient’s return.
Aches and pains are part of aging, but they don’t have to impose limits on what you can do. Physical therapy can help you overcome chronic pain or specific injuries to regain the joy of movement. Treatment plans can:
- Help you move better
- Ease pain
- Speed your recovery from minor – or major – injuries
- Teach you to move in a way that protects vulnerable parts of your body from undue stress
- Help prevent injury
- Improve quality of life
Advanced Physical Therapy accepts Medicare, so it’s a great option for those who use it.
This nationally accredited, not-for-profit retirement community offers adults 55 and older the tranquility and beauty of the Cumberland Valley along with the conveniences and attractions of suburban life.
Maintenance-free living includes wellness services and amenities that help residents remain active and engaged. A fitness center with a whirlpool, restaurants and cafes, a library, bank, and pharmacy are all on the 184-acre campus so that essentials services and fun possibilities are never far.
A continuum of care options lets residents stay put as their needs change so that no matter what, they can experience the best that senior living has to offer.
This community-based center is a place where seniors can get skilled nursing care in a dignified and compassionate environment.
Patient-centered care programs allow for family involvement and draw on special resources including a state-of-the-art dementia unit and onsite experts in orthopedics, psychology, optometry, dentistry and podiatry.
With tranquil scenic views and a caring environment, Claremont gives seniors the care they need to live safely and comfortably.
Conrad Siegel Investment Advisors, Inc. is an independent investment advisory firm that can help you make financial decisions that align with your financial goals. Whether you need help managing your retirement account, want guidance on future investments or require assistance with wealth management, the experts at Conrad Siegel can help. Founded in 2002, the SEC-registered Conrad Siegel has over $3.8 billion in assets under management.
Cornwall Manor has been named “Best Retirement Community” and “Best Personal Care” for six years in a row by the Lebanon Daily News. The beautiful estate, historic buildings, walking trails, wellness and fitness programs and bustling activities make this not-for-profit community a beautiful place to be.
Seniors can enjoy independent living with services like housekeeping and transportation in a pet-friendly community. Meanwhile, musical programs, lectures, neighborhood parties, volunteer opportunities and classes like tai chi, yoga and water aerobics help them stay engaged and active.
As the oldest heath care facility in Central Pennsylvania, Homeland offers a range of personalized compassionate care services in whatever setting you call home. Whether you’re looking for hospice care, extra help with tasks like errands and meal prep, rehabilitation assistance or dementia care, Homeland can accommodate your needs.
Focused on providing support to those in need, Just Like Family works with each client and their family to design a personalized Plan of Care and schedule that meets each person’s needs. Whether you need help for one hour each day or support 24/7, Just Like Family can step in to provide assistance and peace of mind for seniors and those who love them.
Londonderry Village is an outreach ministry of the Church of the Brethren that provides quality housing, healthcare and support services. A range of housing options mean that whether you’re looking for independent living with daily assistance or 24-hour nursing care, Londonderry has an option that meets physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
No matter what your aging eyes need, Premier Eye Care Group can help. Services include annual eye exams, glasses, cataract surgery and diabetic eye exams. Board®-certified optometrists and ophthalmologists will take care of your vision needs at any of three convenient locations.
One of the biggest challenges facing seniors with physical difficulties is the task of bathing. Baths can be hard to get in and out of, showers are slippery and getting off the toilet isn’t always easy. Re-Bath offers a variety of bathroom products and installation services to help seniors safely age in place, from grab bars and walk-in tubs to curbless showers and elevated toilets.
Senior Helpers provides a variety of in-home care services to meet the needs of seniors and their loved ones. From companionship to meal prep, laundry to medication reminders, caregivers can help with everyday tasks and are also available to provide complete 24-hour care. Dependable and affordable, Senior Helpers works to ensure a better quality of life for the elderly and their families.
This continuing care retirement communities offers all levels of care for all stages of aging from independent living to personal care to skilled nursing. Rolling hills of fertile farmland dotted with picturesque little towns make for beautiful views, while nearby Lancaster, Reading and Harrisburg provide plenty to do.
Those in independent living situations can enjoy varied programming including BINGO, theater outings, sporting events, educational opportunities and upscale dining options. Seniors in need of personal care can get help with medications, dressing, laundry and other everyday tasks, while those in need of skilled nursing services can depend on the expertise of onsite medical experts.
Visiting Angels is a national network of home care agencies providing non-medical home care to seniors. Whether you or a loved one needs help with light housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing or bathing, Visiting Angels can help. Other specialties include companion care, dementia care, Alzheimer’s care and palliative care.
When you’re aware of your options, you don’t have to be anxious about what the future holds. Instead, you can move forward secure in the knowledge that the services available can help you address whatever challenges come your way. To learn more about the companies profiled here, check out http://local21news.com/local-shows/my-senior-life.