09 June | 2021
Did you know that all Consumers have rights? Most consumers receiving homecare do not know that they have rights. Caregivers are undergo specific training on this subject so that they can understand that all consumers have the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Some forms of Abuse and Neglect are explained further below.
Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA) and Adult Protective Services Act (APS)
Legislative provisions of both laws
APS (Adult Protective Services)
In 2010, the Adult Protective Services (APS) Law (Act 70 of 2010) was enacted to protect adults between the ages of 18 and 59 with a physical or mental disability that limits one or more major life activities. The APS Law establishes a program of protective services in order to detect, prevent, reduce and eliminate abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment of these adults in need.
A report can be made on behalf of the adult whether they live in their home or in a care facility such as a nursing facility, group home, hospital, etc. Reporters can remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination, and civil and criminal prosecution. The statewide Protective Services Hotline is available 24 hours a day.
14 September | 2021
Joint pain is particularly brutal during the comparably humid summer, fall, and spring months. Everyone in the greater Philadelphia area and beyond will experience joint pain at some point in their life. There is no reason to suffer when you can ease the pain without taking daily medication. Let’s take a quick look at some […]
11 August | 2021
August is sun safety month for good reason. We are now in the dog days of summer. Philadelphia has elevated humidity, temperatures in the 80s-90s, and plenty of sun. If you don’t prepare accordingly when venturing out of the house, you will end up with a painful sunburn, blistering, and sun damage. Let’s take a […]
14 July | 2021
If you have an aging loved one in your family, you are likely wondering whether home care or assisted living is the better option. Assisted living certainly has its merits yet it is expensive and removes the patient from his or her regular living space. Let’s take a closer look at the merits of Philadelphia […]
10 June | 2021
Providing care to a spouse or another loved one is one of the more difficult challenges you can embrace. If you aren’t careful, you will end up mentally and physically exhausted. The worst possible outcome is a mental or physical health breakdown that renders you unable to provide assistance to your loved one and require...