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    Individuals are unable to leave their homes because of illness, disability or frailty.

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    Aid for Friends- Food and Friendship for the HomeboundAid For Friends' serves needy, isolated shut-ins, primarily the frail elderly, in the 5 county Greater Philadelphia area, with free home-cooked meals delivered weekly by empathetic volunteer visitors, and also to provide shut-ins with free out reach services.PhiladelphiaAid for Friends - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaAid for Friends
    Books by mailA free-of-charge mail delivery service for residents of Montgomery County who are short or long-term convalescent, or permanently housebound. Patrons can order by type material and title of choice and up to ten items per request. Each mailed package will contain the requested material, a new order card, and a return mailing label and return postage. Materials are returned in the same bag that the requested items were received in.Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County-Norristown Public Library
    Bux-Mont - Meals on WheelsBux-Mont Meals on Wheels serves home-bound clients in the Warminster, Hatboro, Horsham and Upper Moreland areas. We provide one hot and one cold meal per day, Monday through Friday each week. Meals are prepared by the Warminster Hospital food service organization and packed and delivered by volunteers.Our clients are asked to pay a nominal fee for service. However, the organization will subsidize payments for those unable to afford the basic fee.MontgomeryBux-Mont Meals on Wheels - Montgomery; HatboroBux-Mont Meals on Wheels
    Chestnut Hill Meals On WheelsDelivers two meals a day to the homebound every weekday, including holidays. Meal includes a hot and cold plus soup and sandwich, juice fresh each day.MontgomeryChestnut Hill Meals On Wheels - Montgomery;WyndmoorChestnut Hill Meals On Wheels
    Free Library of Philadelphia - Homebound ServicesHome delivery of library materials is a free service for Philadelphians who are unable to leave their homes because of unique circumstances. Applications for a homebound library card are conducted over the telephone. The homebound card has an extended loan period of up to six weeks and no fines are levied on overdue materials. Specific books can be requested by title, and assistance is offered in selecting books by category.PhiladelphiaFree Library of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Logan Square 19th and VineFree Library of Philadelphia
    Generations of Indian Valley - Meals on WheelsMeals on Wheels of Indian Valley is a non-profit organization that delivers hot and cold nutritious meals five days a week.MontgomerySenior Adult Activity Center of Indian Valley - Montgomery; SoudertonGenerations of Indian Valley
    Home Delivered Meals Program - ShamokinThrough funding from the Human Services Development Fund, home delivered meals are offered to income eligible individuals who are home bound. Service is for residents of Northumberland County only.NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. - ShamokinCentral Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.
    Kennett Area Senior Center - Neighbors in Action - Home MaintenanceThe Kennett Area Senior Center understands the many challenges that our elderly population faces. There are seniors in our community who wish to stay in their homes as long as possible, but are unable to keep their homes clean and safe. Some seniors may not have a support network that can help them. The Neighbors in Action is a program run by volunteers to provide home support services to low income seniors in Chester County. The Chester County Department of Aging Services and the Kennett Area Senior Center joined forces to provide needed services like home maintenance, home repairs and transportationChester*Main Site (Kennett Area Senior Center)Kennett Area Senior Center
    Kennett Area Senior Center - Reassurance ProgramThe Reassurance Program offers friendship and companionship to homebound individuals due to an illness or disability and/or nursing homebound individuals. Those who are not normally homebound, but, due to a short-term illness or injury, must stay home for a limited period of time, may also receive this service. Those who live alone may also benefit from this service. Some of these individuals may just need somebody to talk to or to feel that someone else cares about them. The program is managed by the Kennett Area senior Center Member Services Coordinator, who works with seniors volunteers who make phone calls, visits and reach out to those in need of this service.Chester*Main Site (Kennett Area Senior Center)Kennett Area Senior Center
    Main Line Meals on WheelsWe deliver nutritious meals to the aged, convalescents, homebound and handicapped persons in the Main Line area, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves, regardless of race, color, age, creed or ability to pay.Chester*Main Site (Main Line Meals on Wheels, Inc.)Main Line Meals on Wheels
    Meals on Wheels of Chester County - Meal ProgramServes hot meals Monday through Friday to homebound residents in Chester County. Frozen food is also available to clients who need food for the week-end or are on a waiting list.Chester*Main Site (Meals on Wheels of Chester County)Meals on Wheels of Chester County
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Group and DiscussionsOffers groups and discussions. Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid. Benefits of participating in a self-help group include: - Learning new information and strategies for confronting problems - Finding support from others - The opportunity to help others - Feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone ChapterHelps each person affected by MS in their area address the challenges of living with MS. Helps by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward. Their staff and volunteers are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through their chapter’s support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, they help connect people in their local communities who want to do something about MS now. Offers many programs — including professional counseling and peer facilitated support groups, educational programs and seminars, referrals to neurologists and healthcare professionals, national teleconferences and internet programs, services for the homebound, and social and recreational programs to assist people with MS and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives. Their community support helps to fund their local programs and accelerate worldwide research projects to ensure no opportunity is wasted.AlleghenyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone ChapterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Speech TherapyA Speech/Language Pathologist evaluates and treats speech language, and swallowing disorders. A speech/language pathologist is also qualified to provide voice therapy, cognitive therapy, aural rehabilitation for the hearing impaired, as well as training in the use of alternative communication devices. We are now offering Vital Stimulation Therapy . This is a new, FDA approved modality for the treatment of dysphagia/swallowing problems. This modality provides external neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the neck area, in conjunction with functional swallowing exercises provided by the Speech/Language Pathologist, to re-educate and strengthen weakened swallowing muscles. While traditional dysphagia/swallowing therapy compensates for lost functions, Vital Stimulation Therapy can actually improve function. Vital Stimulation can only be administered by a Speech/Language Pathologist that has been certified in Vital Stimulation. Clients who have suffered with stroke, head injury or other neurological disease, as well as those with voice disorders, hearing impairment, cognitive impairment, or difficulty understanding, speaking, or swallowing may benefit from the services of a Speech/Language PathologistBerksBerks Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
    Speech TherapyA Speech/Language Pathologist evaluates and treats speech language, and swallowing disorders. A speech/language pathologist is also qualified to provide voice therapy, cognitive therapy, aural rehabilitation for the hearing impaired, as well as training in the use of alternative communication devices. We are now offering Vital Stimulation Therapy . This is a new, FDA approved modality for the treatment of dysphagia/swallowing problems. This modality provides external neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the neck area, in conjunction with functional swallowing exercises provided by the Speech/Language Pathologist, to re-educate and strengthen weakened swallowing muscles. While traditional dysphagia/swallowing therapy compensates for lost functions, Vital Stimulation Therapy can actually improve function. Vital Stimulation can only be administered by a Speech/Language Pathologist that has been certified in Vital Stimulation. Clients who have suffered with stroke, head injury or other neurological disease, as well as those with voice disorders, hearing impairment, cognitive impairment, or difficulty understanding, speaking, or swallowing may benefit from the services of a Speech/Language PathologistBerksGreater Lehigh Valley Visiting Nurse AssociationHome Health Care Management
    Speech TherapyA Speech/Language Pathologist evaluates and treats speech language, and swallowing disorders. A speech/language pathologist is also qualified to provide voice therapy, cognitive therapy, aural rehabilitation for the hearing impaired, as well as training in the use of alternative communication devices. We are now offering Vital Stimulation Therapy . This is a new, FDA approved modality for the treatment of dysphagia/swallowing problems. This modality provides external neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the neck area, in conjunction with functional swallowing exercises provided by the Speech/Language Pathologist, to re-educate and strengthen weakened swallowing muscles. While traditional dysphagia/swallowing therapy compensates for lost functions, Vital Stimulation Therapy can actually improve function. Vital Stimulation can only be administered by a Speech/Language Pathologist that has been certified in Vital Stimulation. Clients who have suffered with stroke, head injury or other neurological disease, as well as those with voice disorders, hearing impairment, cognitive impairment, or difficulty understanding, speaking, or swallowing may benefit from the services of a Speech/Language PathologistBerks*Main Site (Home Health Care Management, Inc.)Home Health Care Management
    Speech TherapyA Speech/Language Pathologist evaluates and treats speech language, and swallowing disorders. A speech/language pathologist is also qualified to provide voice therapy, cognitive therapy, aural rehabilitation for the hearing impaired, as well as training in the use of alternative communication devices. We are now offering Vital Stimulation Therapy . This is a new, FDA approved modality for the treatment of dysphagia/swallowing problems. This modality provides external neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the neck area, in conjunction with functional swallowing exercises provided by the Speech/Language Pathologist, to re-educate and strengthen weakened swallowing muscles. While traditional dysphagia/swallowing therapy compensates for lost functions, Vital Stimulation Therapy can actually improve function. Vital Stimulation can only be administered by a Speech/Language Pathologist that has been certified in Vital Stimulation. Clients who have suffered with stroke, head injury or other neurological disease, as well as those with voice disorders, hearing impairment, cognitive impairment, or difficulty understanding, speaking, or swallowing may benefit from the services of a Speech/Language PathologistBerksVisiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and VicinityHome Health Care Management
    Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) - Home CarePersonal Care Assistance: Certified Home Care Aides assist the elderly or disabled with bathing and personal care including, dressing, walking, exercise, feeding, toileting, transferring (chair to bed or bed to chair) and bedside care. Case management services are provided to seniors who live alone with no family or caregiver support. This service is often packaged with Homemaker Services. Homemaker Services: When the care of the home becomes too much for the elderly or disabled individual, homemaker, meal, laundry, and errand support is available. Through this program Certified Home Care Aides assist with food shopping, meal preparation, laundry, general errands, and light housekeeping. This service is often packaged with Personal Care Assistance. Respite Services - Trusted Support and a Break: Respite Services offer Care for the Caregiver by providing a much needed break to enjoy family activities, pursue personal interests, relax for awhile or attend to family errands and personal responsibilities. Through this service, Certified Home Care Aides may provide personal care, homemaker services or companion services. Respite services affirm and encourage the primary caregivers and help them return to care giving with confidence, knowledge and a new energy. Companion Services - Avoid Isolation: For those who live alone and are homebound, the Companion Services of VNA offer important personal contact, socialization, and activity during the day with their certified home care aides. Case Management Services: The Case Management Services of VNA offer assistance in establishing a definitive Home Care Plan as well as coordination of necessary services. This service offers peace of mind for those who are responsible for the care of a loved one. Senior Health Specialist Program: Registered Nurses provide Health Specialist services to community based programs for seniors. Services include health check-ups, health screenings such as blood pressure screening and health counseling, specific disease management education, nutrition teaching, and medication review. The program includes valuable communication with the senior’s family. VNA caregivers are supervised and trained by registered nurses. They are employees of the VNA. All necessary employment taxes and insurances are covered by the agency. Each Home Care Aide is screened for drugs, alcohol, and background criminal activity. Prior work references are contacted and screened before applicants are hired.MontgomeryVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services, Inc. - Montgomery; AbingtonVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services
    Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) - Home Care - NorristownPersonal Care Assistance: Certified Home Care Aides assist the elderly or disabled with bathing and personal care including, dressing, walking, exercise, feeding, toileting, transferring (chair to bed or bed to chair) and bedside care. Case management services are provided to seniors who live alone with no family or caregiver support. This service is often packaged with Homemaker Services. Homemaker Services: When the care of the home becomes too much for the elderly or disabled individual, homemaker, meal, laundry, and errand support is available. Through this program Certified Home Care Aides assist with food shopping, meal preparation, laundry, general errands, and light housekeeping. This service is often packaged with Personal Care Assistance. Respite Services - Trusted Support and a Break: Respite Services offer Care for the Caregiver by providing a much needed break to enjoy family activities, pursue personal interests, relax for awhile or attend to family errands and personal responsibilities. Through this service, Certified Home Care Aides may provide personal care, homemaker services or companion services. Respite services affirm and encourage the primary caregivers and help them return to care giving with confidence, knowledge and a new energy. Companion Services - Avoid Isolation: For those who live alone and are homebound, the Companion Services of VNA offer important personal contact, socialization, and activity during the day with their certified home care aides. Case Management Services: The Case Management Services of VNA offer assistance in establishing a definitive Home Care Plan as well as coordination of necessary services. This service offers peace of mind for those who are responsible for the care of a loved one. Senior Health Specialist Program: Registered Nurses provide Health Specialist services to community based programs for seniors. Services include health check-ups, health screenings such as blood pressure screening and health counseling, specific disease management education, nutrition teaching, and medication review. The program includes valuable communication with the senior’s family. VNA caregivers are supervised and trained by registered nurses. They are employees of the VNA. All necessary employment taxes and insurances are covered by the agency. Each Home Care Aide is screened for drugs, alcohol, and background criminal activity. Prior work references are contacted and screened before applicants are hired.MontgomeryVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services, Inc. - Norristown OfficeVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services
    Visiting Physicians of the Delaware Valley - In-Home Health Care ProgramServices include: Primary Geriatric Care Internal Medicine Diabetic Care Wound Care Arthritic Joint Injections Podiatry Optometry X-rays EKG's Ultrasound Blood Tests Oxygen TestsPhiladelphiaVISITING PHYSICIANS OF THE DELAWARE VALLEYVisiting Physicians of the Delaware Valley

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