We Provide In-Home Personal Custodial Care Services for Clients with the following Issues:
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At Advanced Elderly Services, we believe in providing superior service to all of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and strong reputation as live-in specialists make us the premier home care company in Philadelphia and surrounding areas . Read what our clients are saying about the service and the care we provide with pride and responsibility:
"My wife Brenda had a hard two-year struggle with incurable cancer, declining steadily until life was hardly more than a pin-hole. The last year I arranged for a caretaker for weekdays, and had help from my daughters, but in the final month they needed help as well and I was no longer able to handle weekends and nights. We contacted Advanced Elderly Services, who provided round-the-clock attendants. I cannot really find the words to say how wonderful they were: highly competent, comforting and caring, endlessly patient and reassuring. They became family friends. Brenda passed away — thankfully, in peace — clutching in her hand a little soft animal that one of the attendants had given her. It was symbolic of the relationship that had developed. I cannot praise and thank them enough."
Dr. Norma Williams
"I work frequently with older adults. Many need help with activities of daily living, especially meal preparation, so I am excited to learn about the Balanced Care Method for caregivers. The information in the training manual about a healthy diet reflects the latest research, and the fact that it is based on the habits of the long-lived elders of Springfield Delaware County is very inspiring."
Monique Smith, Registered Dietitian at University of Penn School of Medicine
"Advanced Elderly Services raises exactly the right banner in promoting The Balanced Care Method as the foundation for all good care. In the rush of medical care systems that focus almost exclusively on problems, The Balanced Care Method encourages an approach which emphasizes creating strengths. For centuries we have known that better health in aging is tied to physical, emotional, social, and spiritual factors. Regardless of diseases, building on these basics of good health matters.
But beyond creating strengths for elders, families that emphasize Balanced Care will come to work together and understand more clearly how to cope with medical problems and illnesses. The secret is in the strength of the foundation of care. The rest then comes into clearer perspective; complex situations and decision-making during this time of life are better understood and engaged. Advanced Elderly Services is about foundation-building–for elders, families, supportive friends and, ultimately, for your health care team."
Dr. Mark Adams, Author, Slow Medicine Movement in Geriatrics
I just spoke with his resident advisor and he just raved about how well he has integrated into his dorm and life on campus. The RA said that he has made tons of friends, and "just knows everything that is happening on campus." Physically and emotionally, he is the strongest he’s ever been. The doctor he saw on Saturday also agreed how well he is doing. Yesterday, he walked from the parking lot to his dorm room without his walker. His power chair skills have improved tremendously. His caregiver said that he can safely drive to the cafeteria without any assistance. Personally, I’ve seen him become much more responsible for himself. This leap has led to much emotional growth. I think your caregivers are doing a terrific job of providing support, without hovering. Thanks for all of your help.
"The 24-hour care that Advanced Elderly Services provided for our mom was unparalleled. She had three caregivers, each as compassionate, dedicated and hardworking as the next. Each caregiver worked eight hour shifts, which enabled them to stay focused and well rested, and in turn, provide the best care possible."
"I would like to thank you and the caregivers at Advanced Elderly Services for the care and compassion you provided to my father…My Dad had several medical complications which restricted his mobility and impaired his health. The assistants proved by Advanced Elderly Services were professional, knowledgeable and caring. Just as important, they were kind and compassionate human beings that significantly helped his mental outlook and provided friendship and companionship during a difficult period. My Dad genuinely enjoyed the friendship and trust that he developed with his caregivers. I also appreciate your administrative ability to coordinate with our long term care insurance company. I would not hesitate to recommend your service to others."
John Clark, CEO, Segal Crane Inc.
"My sincere thanks to you and your staff at Advanced Elderly Services for coming to my 11th hour rescue back in May…Your Caregiver helped me shower daily, made my bed, prepared meals and did some food shopping, light cleaning and the laundry. She was a gem, always on time, and her manner and demeanor exhibited her many years of experience as an expert Caregiver. She was dependable, calm, caring and trust worthy. I also enjoyed her lovely sense of humor. I also salute you for your flexibility in making the effort to accommodate a prospective client at the "last minute," as well as your reasonable cost for the excellent care received."
Michelle Well, Teacher
"My mother who is 80 was invited to spend the Holidays with my brother in New York City. Getting there and back required changing planes in Philadelphia and on the way back she only had 30 minutes to transfer to a different terminal. I had discussed in passing, my concern with Shawn at Advanced Elderly Services here in Philadelphia and he, on his own, spoke with the Advanced Elderly Services Office in Drexel Hill, PA. They offered to help my mom get to a hotel if she missed her flight. When she arrived safely and on time back in Philadelphia, mom told me that someone from the Drexel Hill Office had actually come out to the airport and was able to meet her at the gate with a wheelchair and get her over to her flight to New York City. This type of help is to me 5 Star service. I was simply amazed that they would help so much."
"I just wanted to take a minute and reiterate how pleased we are with the care mom has been receiving. It’s obvious that your caregivers care about mom and it’s more than just a job to them. As you know mom resisted having the caregivers in her home initially but we have seen a definite shift in her in the months since the caregiver service began. She now welcomes them and greets them warmly when they arrive.
I’m sure contributing to that result is the fact that they have always treated her with care and respect for which the family is grateful. They have been patient and kind with mom. I know they worry about her even when their formal shift is over. Every time I visit, the house is also neat and tidy which is so important to mom. We also appreciate the flexibility of Advanced Elderly Services as we have had to adjust to mom’s changing needs since inception of the service. Whenever we’ve called with any issue, you’ve been very responsive. I’ve had the occasion to speak to your staff a number of times on the weekends and she is always available and quick to respond, even going to mom’s house herself if the need presented itself. As mom’s memory continues to fade I feel like we may be entering a new phase of care for mom and I appreciate you working with us to evaluate her needs and respond accordingly."
Thank you so much.
"I could not have been more pleased with your company’s services, and most of all, the assigned caregiver. The pre-visit to my home was very reassuring that I was dealing with a company of integrity. My caregiver never stopped trying to find things to do for me. The cost was well worth the service. I would not hesitate to recommend your service in the future."
"I wanted to write you to thank you so much for your valued employee, Vicky. She has helped our family and especially my father-in-law (Pop Pop) so very much. We adore her warm and loving personality and attention to detail. When there was an emergency yesterday with Pop, she did not hesitate to take action. She did in fact save his life as he had lost over four pints of blood. His surgery this morning was a success and I had to let you know how grateful I am that Melony was there to help us. You are truly blessed to have such talent working for you. Take care and have a wonderful day."
"My wife’s mom, in addition to my wife and I, have been very impressed with the sincere interest that Advanced Elderly Services has for their clients. The caregivers who have been assigned to my wife’s mom are wonderful. All of our rescheduling needs have been seamless. My wife’s mom is thrilled each time Darleen comes for a visit, often on weekends."
Dr. Norman Lewis
I just wanted to take a moment and tell you and your staff, thank you very much. It has been a pleasure meeting and working with both Karen and Brenda. Both these ladies were so kind and accommodating to our weekend schedule so that we could get home care started immediately, this is a great feeling of relief for all of us. Their time, patience, kindness and smiles were much appreciated. Often today we only hear the bad things about our company or employees, so I wanted to share with you what a great job these ladies have done with my Aunt so far. It really makes this adjustment much easier for her, she was even looking forward to meeting her new caregivers this week based on the positive experience she had with Karen and Brenda. We can’t possibly say enough nice things about them and about the service and care we have received so far. Thanks for providing a much needed service with kindness and compassion.
"Because I’m so pleased with your service, feel welcome to share my testimony about my relationship with you, with anyone you like.
I am a 49 year old single man diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The last 15 months of chemotherapy has proved ineffective. I’m told my only option is a stem cell transplant. That requires 24/7, live-in assistance, among a multitude of other services. Choosing that option, a family member stepped in to be my caregiver, but after 30 days couldn’t handle the position emotionally. My hospital social worker gave me a number for a company to call; they use a answering service which started a "game" of phone tag.
I was desperate.
Another family member told me she had personally used a caregiver from Advanced Elderly Services and was pleased. She gave me your local number…
Bottom-line, your company provided me the choice of several qualified caregivers within 72 hours of my call (including a weekend); and the caregiver I selected from Advanced Elderly Services (Jessica) was a total blessing and I believe an answer to prayer. "Thank you" doesn’t quite cut it, but that’s all I have…….thank you very much."
"The time that Diane spent with Dad made the last months of his life as pleasant as possible. Diane let Dad have his self-respect while being his confidant at the same time. I absolutely could not have asked for a better caregiver for my dad than Diane. The services that you offer your clients are second to none, but the compassion that you show is truly what sets you apart from your competitors! Please give my best to Diane as she is truly an angel here on earth!"
"I want to thank you and your organization for the outstanding job that you did caring for my uncle these last couple months – the care enabled my uncle to spend his last months in his home and with his friends from the men’s club – my brother and I really appreciate the effort that you made – I think it made a big difference in the quality of my uncle’s life."
"When my mother was by herself, she’d just lie in bed all day and never even eat. But with her caregiver helping her, once she’s up and had lunch, she just keeps on going the rest of the day! Having Advanced Elderly Services makes us feel safe, knowing she’s safe."
"Over the last seven months, your caregiver has worked with our family, going through the ups and downs of the stresses of having an elderly family member who is no longer able to care for himself. Somehow, she has become more than a paid employee. She has become a trusted member of our father’s care-giving team by showing him compassion, friendship and a true commitment to her job, along with a willingness to learn the ins and outs of the unique boundaries involved in such an intimate relationship with a family…This petite young woman may not appear to have the fortitude to handle those situations which we most dread, but she digs deeply and finds the strength and wherewithal to manage even the most frightening of emergencies. For this, we are ever grateful,"
"We chose Advanced Elderly Services because their care managers are extremely personable, caring and responsive. We know we can call them for anything, 24/7. They’ve even managed emergency scheduling requests within an hour."
"Your caregiver was a fantastic care provider. He took a sincere interest in the care and well-being of my Father…He did a great job of communicating health status, providing hands-on care and making sure he received his daily exercise. The caregiver went above and beyond when he attended a difficult physician appointment where he stepped in to be a strong advocate of my Father’s needs, even when the physician incorrectly disagreed. I am personally grateful."
Peter Kendell, Jr.
"I am writing you to express my extreme gratitude with the services that your company has provided my mother over the past month. Without your caregivers and their thoroughness in understanding difficult situations, my mother had a very good chance of not surviving her latest release from the local hospital. It was only your caregivers’ critical observations that saved the day. Again, I am thrilled to have your company working with my mother, providing assistance with great personal support and encouragement to brighten her remaining time here."
"Moving into a facility is the last thing I’d want. If I just had one or two rooms I’d feel too closed-in. I have a number of collections and I can look at them and watch our hummingbirds any time I want. I’m just so happy to be around this house."
"I was in a panic and desperate because I knew I would never find a caregiver so late on a Friday. But I found Advanced Elderly Services and couldn’t be happier with their service! The woman they sent to care for my mother was just wonderful and my mother said she was so glad we found someone to care for her."
Maxine L .
"I would like to extend a thank you for the great services that Advanced Elderly Services has provided for my mom. Our caregiver, Cynthia, is wonderful and she is very compassionate and has a lot of patience with my mom. In my opinion, I would recommend Advanced Elderly Services to anyone that has a loved one in the home that needs care, live-in care."
"I have been very satisfied with the care provided by the Advanced Elderly Services home health aides. I have had the aides living in my home for over a year to care for my Mother. The aides have done a very good job in caring for her. They are very patient and considerate. They have been very sensitive to her needs, which is important since she is unable to speak. The agency is also good about providing trained replacements when the aide needs to take time off. I have been very happy with the service and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a home health aide."