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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

5 Valuable Community-Based Services For The Disabled And Elderly

by Clifton Davidson

Are you worried about a disabled or elderly family member? If so, you may want to look into the community-based services available in your area. Community-based services are services that are available at either low or no cost to those who meet certain standards of need.

1. Weekly Visitors

Sometimes the elderly or disabled simply get lonely. Visitors are background-checked and registered with the community service to ensure that they are safe. Visitors are volunteers, so these services don't cost any money. 

2. Personal Shoppers

It can be very difficult for those who are not mobile to go shopping, but they still need items such as clothes, furniture and other household supplies. Personal shoppers get a list from the elderly or disabled person and then do their shopping for them. This is a volunteer service that is far less costly than ordering items for delivery. Some stores actually offer personal shopping services upon request, too, though there may be some related charges.

3. Adult Day Care

An adult day care service will take care of the disabled and elderly during the day. Most adult day care services have activities throughout the day in addition to providing socialization. While adult day care may require that you pick up and drop off your family member, there are other services that operate along with handicapped van companies to pick them up. This can be an excellent alternative to in-house care, though nursing services are still important for those who have medical needs.

4. Financial Assistance

Elderly and disabled individuals still need to do things such as file taxes, manage their checkbooks and ensure the safety of their investments. Volunteer legal and accounting teams can give them advice on their financial and legal situation to make sure that they are secure.

5. Meal Delivery Services

Meal delivery services go door to door and offer meals for the elderly or disabled. In fact, some meal delivery services even offer food for pets. These services make sure that those who cannot cook on their own still get home-cooked meals on a daily basis. Other delivery services can deliver groceries to those who are still able to cook for themselves.

Of course, none of these can replace in-home nursing services or more directed nursing care (such as those provided by Alternative, Nursing Services). Once your elderly family member does need help within the home, alternative nursing services can help. There are many community resources available which can give you more information.