When Sarah Jackson* was recovering from a double mastectomy and receiving chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer, the ordeal left the 60-year-old drained and lethargic. Taking care of herself and her home had become overwhelming. That situation changed when she began to receive temporary support services through the In-Home Support Program (IHSP) offered by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA).
“We provided her with home-delivered meals, housekeeping and shopping assistance during her recovery,” said Karen Becker, director of in-home support and special projects for Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS) at St. Charles Senior Community Center. “Once she was back on her feet in six months’ time, she was discharged from the In-Home Support Program. She was able return to work from her medical leave and regain her independent lifestyle.”
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