Forming New Friendships And Finding Love As An Older Adult

Making friends can become increasingly harder as we get older. It’s natural that we forgo friendships for milestones in life such as relocating for work, long-term partners, or having children. All of these factors can mean that by the time we have retired and our children have left home, we’re literally so out of practice when it comes to making new friends, that it can be a major cause of loneliness. 

Northeast Adult Day Care recognizes this fact, which is why we have come up with some key points to think about when trying to make friends in old age.

Caregiving News 2018

2018 will likely be a landmark year for caregivers. With the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act (RAISE) being signed into law in late January, politicians hope to increase recognition and support for the 40 Million plus family caregivers who operate in both the private and public sector here in the USA. What’s most encouraging about this law is that it is bipartisan, which means it’s a national strategy that both Republicans and Democrats can agree on – a very rare find indeed!

So, what can we expect?

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions A Reality In 2018

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to start the year and break the habit of a lifetime. However, for many people, these resolutions are too often broken, and as January slips into February, they find themselves right back at square one!  Follow these helpful tips to make a real change this year.

The Informal Caregiving Crisis


America is experiencing a greater need for senior care and long-term care (LTC) services as the “baby boomer” generation is entering retirement age. A crisis is arising because with so many people retiring and needing care, there may be a massive caregiver shortage.
 

By 2024, the number of people that will need home health care services is estimated to reach 120 million. Unfortunately, there may not be enough caregivers to cover the rising home health care needs. This growing crisis is putting more and more pressure on informal caregivers.

Helping Visitors Make Friends

Thinking about attending a Day Care Center doesn't seem like a huge decision but it can feel like it to many who prefer the comfort of their own home. While Day Care Centers are activity filled, safe environments, one thing many people worry about, no matter what age we’re at, is making friends. At The Northeast Adult Day Care Center, we pride ourselves on providing a safe, caring and friendly environment for both new and old clients and of course, as creating friendships is important for an individual's emotional and mental health, it’s part of our focus. Friendship can greatly improve quality of life. As a care provider, there are various methods and strategies that we apply in order to make the first visit to our facility an easy and happy one!

Affordable Adult Day Care Center in Northeast Philadelphia

We all want that feeling of security when considering an adult day care service for our twilight years. Will I be able to make friends? Will I have all the help and support that I need? Will I find things to do to keep me occupied? These are all questions that worry people when thinking about their care needs.

At Northeast Adult Day Care, Philadelphia, we strive to ensure that all your needs and expectations are not only met, but exceeded to the highest possible degree. Our highly qualified, experienced staff are members of our team because they give 100%, all of the time. Senior caregiving is in their blood, and caring for fellow Americans in their time of need is their passion.

Young at heart

Young at heart

How to Keep Seniors Young at Heart

Studies have shown that just feeling younger can have major health benefits for seniors, from improved cardiovascular health to lessened chances of depression. Also, those who feel younger tend to stay more active and engage more with their community, giving them an overall better quality of life as they age. For many seniors, aging comes with feelings of loss -- loss of mobility, physical strength, mental sharpness, etc. However; it doesn't have to. By finding activities that are mentally as well as physically stimulating, you can ensure that the seniors in your life stay young in mind, body, and heart.

Caregiver's Support

Caregiver's Support

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed as a Caregiver?

Being a caregiver for an elderly loved one, while rewarding, can be extremely taxing. Between doctor’s appointments, medications, and life getting in the way, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Especially when dealing with an ailing loved one, caregiving often comes with a number of triggering, damaging emotions.