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EXTENDED FAMILY CARE HEADS LOCAL FOOD DRIVE

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh with the assistance of the management team of Penn Center East, sponsored a local food drive in December in support of the North Hills Community Outreach Center.  Various food collection sites were placed throughout Penn Center East hoping to gain local support.  The project was named “Restock the Pantry” as an effort to replenish the food supply that generally depletes shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. Total food donations were brought North Hills Community Outreach ... Read more

Will Your Parent Need Surgery After a Broken Hip?

Elderly Care in Pittsburgh PA Each year throughout the United States more than 300,000 adults over the age of 64 are hospitalized after suffering a hip fracture. Though relatively common, this can be one of the most dangerous and devastating injuries that your elderly parent can face during their later years. As their family caregiver this can be a frightening moment and you want to know everything that you can about your parent’s condition, their treatment and management options, and what you ... Read more

How Can You Help Your Aging Loved One Remain More Independent in the Bathroom?

Senior Care in Carnegie PA The loss of independence can be extremely difficult for elderly adults. Accustomed to caring for themselves and others, realizing that they are no longer able to do even basic tasks for themselves can result in feelings of depression, anxiety, loss of motivation, and diminished self-esteem. As their family caregiver, it is critical that you do whatever you can to help them to maintain more of their independence and autonomy throughout their later years so that they can ... Read more

IMMEDIATE HOME HEALTH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA   Extended Family Care is looking for Nurses in the Following Areas:   Gibsonia: 9a-1p (Sundays) Greensburg: 6a-6p (M-Sun) & 6p-6a Penn Hills: 6a-4p (M-F) Shaler: 9p-9a and 9a-9p; trach/ vent exp Wilkinsburg: 11p-8a & 2p-10p Carnegie: 6:30a-6:30p (M-W) trach /vent exp   Call 412-241-7292 or visit www.extendedfamilycare.com for more information.   If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Pittsburgh, PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at (412) 693-6009. We will answer all of your questions. Read more

EXTENDED FAMILY CARE HELPS LOCAL FOOD PANTRY

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 12.9% of the population of Southwestern Pennsylvania suffers from food insecurity.  Historically, most food bank donations occur before Thanksgiving. Therefore, together with the Management Company of Penn Center, Extended Family Care hopes to bring the community’s generosity to those less fortunate by assisting the local collection sites with their efforts to replenish their pantries before the Christmas season. Extended Family Care is working with the North Hills Community Outreach Center ... Read more

Challenging Primary Family Caregiving Tasks

Senior Care in Monroeville PA You have generously taken on the role of your elderly parent’s primary family caregiver. The initial tasks appear to be similar to the daily activities you undertake at home: cleaning, meal preparation, socializing and outdoor activities such as walks or gardening. As time progresses, you find your parent needs more help with daily hygiene including bathing and dressing. Eventually, you may be faced with activities that you are not sure you can tackle on your own such ... Read more

How to Kick Caregiver Guilt if it’s Still Sticking Around

Caregiver in Greensburg PA If you're a family caregiver for longer than a few days, you're likely to experience feelings of guilt. But what happens when you just can't get it to leave? You may have to dig a little deeper and come up with some better solutions. Be Honest about the Guilt If you're trying to ignore the guilt or downplay it as another emotion, you're going to keep experiencing it. In fact, it will probably keep reasserting itself with more force, meaning ... Read more

Seniors and Alzheimer’s – The Perks to Having Home Care

Home Care in McKeesport PA Providing the care an aging parent with Alzheimer’s disease can feel like an impossible task. As their condition progresses, they may become more agitated, confused, and likely to wander, requiring full-time care. A senior care provider can offer the help your loved one needs from the comfort of their home. Having a home care provider assist with the caregiving responsibilities will take a huge load off of your shoulders, allowing you to provide the care your own family ... Read more

EXTENDED FAMILY CARE IS GROWING AND IS SEEKING ADDITIONAL STAFF IN PITTSBURGH

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA   AIDES NEEDED: Bridgeville 25+ hours a week North Hills 25+ hours a week Monroeville 80+ hours a week Elizabeth 160 +hours a week Moon Twp 160 + hours a week   PEDIATRIC NURSES NEEDED: Wilkinsburg: Night shifts. Autistic disorder Shaler: Weekends and daylight hours. 7 days a week. 9a-9p or 9p-9a. Severe intellectual disabilities Gibsona: Overnights 10p-4a, 7 days a week. Sundays 9:15a-1:15p. Tues and Thurs 9a-3p/Cerebral palsy Fox Chapel: Weekends 8a-10p /Quadriplegia Northside: Mon thru Fri. 230p-1030pm/Autistism   If you or ... Read more

What Five Simple Changes Can You Make to Help Your Loved One Be Safer at Home?

Senior Care in Harmarville PA Sometimes not knowing what to change in your loved one's home to improve the safety can make you wait longer than you want to in order to increase the safety levels. If you're still not sure what to do to make your loved one's home safer, hire a contractor to go through the building. Install Grab Bars Grab bars, also known as hand rails, are invaluable if your loved one has mobility or balance issues. You'll want to install ... Read more
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