In Home Care for Residents of Philadelphia Pennsylvania with Special Needs & Disabilities

PAN is your local Pennsylvania home care specialist. We provide you with personalized and affordable care in the comfort of your own home.  Our service area includes the general Philadelphia region where we aim to give the best in home geriatric care as well as special needs care for those with particular requirements or disabilities.

Need help? Give us a call at 610-359-1649

In Home Special Needs and Disability Care

In Home Care services are available for individuals with mental, emotional, or physical problems that require special care. At times, those with Special Needs have no available family member who can take care of them. An example might be an adult child with Special Needs whose parents have passed away. These persons may not have the capacity to handle day-to-day care, but do not want to go into a facility. We are available to help them with their requirements, like food shopping, transportation to appointments, ADLs, and/or assistance with follow-through of what a doctor has prescribed. 

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We Have 30+ Years Of Experience Working With Special Needs
Individuals And Caring For Those With Disabilities

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  • Dementia & Alzheimer's
  • Diabetes Care

  • Heart Attack Victims
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Elder Care

Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

We are intimately familiar with the safety precautions and patience required to provide high quality care for loved ones with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

Type I or Type II Diabetes

Diabetes is a common disease that nonetheless entails unique care for every individual. We are here to help with medication management, assistance with blood glucose testing, and aiding the client to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Stroke or Heart Attack Victims

High quality care is very important once heart disease is diagnosed, or once you have suffered an actual heart attack or stroke. We help clients control long-term symptoms through medication management and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle in addition to assistance with day to day care.

Quadriplegia or Multiple Sclerosis

Patients with mobility limitations and/or those living with the variable and often unpredictable symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis require specialized care. We can provide help with and coordination for patient rehabilitation and specialty care, as well as support for the entire family.

Elder Care

One of our specialty services is Geriatric Care Management. This is a personalized approach to the care of senior citizens and the elderly provided by a team of Registered Nurse Geriatric Care Managers.

  • Companionship
  • Grooming
  • Meal Prep
  • Medication Reminders
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping


We can provide a sense of comraderie and general companionship for your loved one(s). Activities include playing cards or games, casual conversation, walking, and just having fun!

Personal Care & Grooming

Assist client with bathing, showering, dressing, toileting, getting in and out of bed, walking up and down the stairs or around the house, taking a walk and/or doing light exercise.

Meal Preparation

We help prepare meals, including preparation of special diets, assistance with feeding, washing dishes, and cleaning the kitchen after a meal.

Medication Reminders

Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses staff will remind and assist the client in taking their medication on time from the pillbox.

Grocery Shopping

We can help with shopping, food selection, and transportation to and from both the grocery store and other routine locations for miscellaneous errands.

Transportation To Appointments

We can drive clients to appointments with the doctor, to the store, or on routine errands with which they need assistance.

Light Housekeeping

Make the bed, change linens, straighten up the client’s room, clean the client's bathroom, wash dishes and clean the kitchen after meals, light vacuuming and dusting of the client’s living area.

Does Someone In Your Family Require Special Needs Care?

When most people think of In Home Care, they likely think of elderly care. While older Americans definitely comprise a large segment of the in-home care population, you might be surprised to learn that many other families use these services as well. Special Needs Care is a type of In Home Care where the client is not necessarily a geriatric patient, but still requires assistance with day-to-day tasks.

Special Needs Care is appropriate for those with mental, emotional, or physical issues that impede their ability to function completely independently. An example might be an adult child with Down Syndrome whose parents have passed away, or a recent heart attack victim. Some of the assistance that can be provided includes help with errands, transportation, and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like bathing, toileting, meal preparation, and more.

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Unique Conditions or Disabilities That Might Require Special Needs Care:

  • Alzheimer's Disease: There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease right now. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that affects cognitive function and generally results in memory loss. Read more about Alzheimer's Disease here
  • Down Syndrome: According to NDSS, "Down Syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21." Cognitive disability due to down syndrome varies and most individuals affected by the condition are being integrated into society more and more. 
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. While that may not sound like a lot in a world of more than 8 billion people, this disease has serious ramifications for those who have it (and their loved ones). Typical symptoms include numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, blurred vision, slurred speech, dizziness, and degradation of bowel function. Read more about Multiple Sclerosis here
  • Parkinson's DiseaseNearly one million Americans live with the disease according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Parkinson’s Disease has both motor and nonmotor symptoms and some of the more readily apparent symptoms are tremors in the hands, arms, jaw, face, or legs and impaired balance and coordinationRead more about Parkinson's Disease here
  • Quadriplegia: Quadriplegia is a paralysis resulting in total or partial loss of the use of all four limbs (both arms and both legs) and the torso. Paraplegia is similar but it does not affect the arms. The disease is typically caused by illness or injury.

Any condition that impairs the cognitive, physical, or emotional state of an individual is potential fit for home care assistance. If you need help give us a call at (610) 359-1649

Hear From Your Neighbors About Their Home Care Experience With Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses

March 23, 2016

"Lisa, about to go away for Easter. Thanks for your message. The caregivers you sent were lovely, caring and very professional. We would be happy to use them again should the occasion arise. I hope they were happy with the time they spent with us. Thanks so much Lisa. I appreciate the email. Best,"

Susie, Philadelphia PA

Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses In-Home Care Customer Feedback


"Kim, Several days have gone by since mom died, and we all want you to know how very grateful we are for your wonderful, insightful, compassionate care. We don't know what we would have done without you and Naomi helping us navigate, but we do know that mom's last few years, which were so painful for her, would have been a great deal harder for her and for us. Thank you for being willing to step in and out of the case as the Hospice involvement shifted. Thanks for always acting with such a lovely balance of warmth and professionalism. Thank you for, the first time I met you in person, giving me a huge hug. Thanks for wrestling with the pill tower and the prescriptions. Thanks for being a strong link to the doctors and a strong support to mom. We are so appreciative."

Ellen B., Philadelphia PA



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