Location: Baltimore, MD
Time: 06:24 AM
I have a caregiver service for 2 days a week. The person who comes in can help my Dad with many of his personal needs as well as take him to appointments, etc. My best advice is to see if there is an agency in your area that provides this type of service. Do a search online and put in "Senior caregiver service" and your city. You should find a few places to start your search. Best wishes. I understand how hard and challenging this is.
Time: 06:49 AM
As Facilitator of Caring for the Caregivers Support Group, I have gone online to help find the Area Agency on Aging...After I read your question, I encourage you to make contact with the Philadelphia at: www.pcacares.org. May this be a good contact for you. God Bless You and your Families! Emilie A. Campbell email@example.com
Time: 06:51 AM
Temple U has a program just for caregivers. I do not know if they take anyone to Dr. appts. but they do come to give the caregiver a break. It is called Time Out. Give them a try. Good luck.
Name: Robin C.
Location: Columbia, MO
Time: 07:19 AM
You might try contacting the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging at 642 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia 19130-3409. Their website is: www.pcaphl.org and their email address is: Info@pcaphl.org. Their business phone number is: 215-765-9000. You might also call the information phone number at 215-765-9040. If this doesn't help you, you might try the Pennsylvania Dept. of Aging at 717-783-1550. My directory is dated 2006-2007, so I hope this information proves accurate for you. Good Luck!
Name: Gene Landry
Location: Faith in Action Caregivers - Round Rock
Time: 07:27 AM
Try one of these groups:
Common Bond Caregivers
8015 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136-2736
Contact: Mr. Michael Domer
Ph: (215) 335-4416
Fax: (215) 338-4426
Print info | Email | Web site
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, M - F
Service Area: Northeast Philadelphia
Serves: Alzheimers/Dementia; Developmentally Disabled; Frail/Elderly; Mentally Ill; Physically Disabled; Terminally Ill
Services: Chores; Friendly Visit; Link People; Respite Care; Shopping; Telephone Reassurance; Transportation
Faith in Action Outreach Program of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
642 North Broad Street, Lobby Level
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3424
Contact: Ms. Sandra Bartusis
Ph: (215) 765-8118
Fax: (215) 765-8116
Print info | Email
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Service Area: Philadelphia County
Services: Friendly Visit; Link People; Telephone Reassurance
Description: Program primarily serves isolated elderly aged 62 and over.
Name: Kathleen McCafferty
Location: Philadelphia , HELPsource Home Health
Time: 07:28 AM
Our agency has just what you ordered!! We provide Medical Escort Service. We provide a driving home health aide, who will provide pick up delivery, escort home, pick up of new meds scripts and any personal care assistance that is necessary to complete the escort. Please call me @215-881-4708.
Location: Washington state
Time: 08:40 AM
Oh my dear you DO have your hands full!!! I pray for you!!!
I went online to Google and typed in Elder Caregivers in Philadelphia and also Caregiver Assistance in Philadelphia. There are lots of sites you can click on for information especially the second one. The Philadelphia Senior Center has helpful information on the left side of their site. Social Services there could probably direct you for financial help too or bonded reliable caregivers.
I take care of my 90 year old mother and my sister and I found lot of help through Senior Services and at the local hospital Social Services.
Many states now pay, after assessment, for a caregiver and that caregiver can be a family member too. It would not hurt to look at that.
Does your church have a caregiver ministry??Or someone in the pastoral office with caregiver information.
I hope some of this helps...take care..Praying for you!
Location: Delaware County, PA
Time: 08:17 AM
Contact your Area Agency on Aging, ASAP, for resources! If you your mother lives within city limits, that will be Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (215-765-9040). If you live in Delaware County, call COSA (610-490-1300). Bucks County and Montgomery County also have their own AAA. Ask for a FREE assessment. Your mom may qualify for quite a few things, and you will certainly get help in finding resources outside of this agency, as well.
Name: Marsha Swann
Location: Houston Texas
Time: 04:57 PM
Regarding your absences from work: Please check with your company's Human Resources about FMLA, Family Medical Leave. This benefit can be used for oneself and for caring for a family member. Using this benefit allows approved absences to be recorded as FMLA-illness (you use your sick leave for yourself), FMLA-Vacation (you are required to use vacation when absent due to a caregiver responsibility to a family member) or FMLA-absent (when all paid leave is used up. Utilizing the FMLA benefit should make it easier for you with your direct line supervisor(s) and management as it is approved through HR. Having your absences recorded as FMLA signals to anyone reviewing your time and attendance records that an approved situation existed for your absences. God Bless You for giving your time to your family! firstname.lastname@example.org