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Don’t Be a Parent to Your Parent: Be a Source of Support

Caregiver Stress in Allentown PA: Supporting Your Parent

Most people have plenty of responsibilities throughout their life. When they notice an aging parent beginning to struggle with their own basic care, it usually means they’ll be concerned about them, worried about their safety, and wondering what they might be able to do to help. Many take on the role of a caregiver. Looking…

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Navigating a New Life as a Family Caregiver

Caregiver Stress in Easton PA: New Life as a Family Caregiver

There are plenty of sayings about how life is unpredictable, how the only thing that people can count on are death and taxes, but when life does throw you curveballs, there are steps you can take to not just be more prepared for it, but to also help reduce stress and anxiety. For the family…

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Performance and Health Benefits from Coffee

Performance and Health Benefits from Coffee

Senior Nutrition and Wellness: If you’re planning on going to the gym try taking two large cups of coffee beforehand. In a study on lifters, the groups were split up into taking, coffee, decaf coffee, caffeine pills, and placebos. The group that performed the best in the before and after testing was the group that drank two cups of coffee before starting their workout. The coffee group outperformed the decaf and placebo group which was expected, however, they also outperformed the caffeine pill group. This shows that there’s more to coffee than just the caffeine. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients even though it’s very low in calories.

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Understanding Readmissions and How to Avoid Them

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Northampton PA: What is a Readmission?

If you’ve ever heard the term, ‘hospital readmission,’ you may or may not fully understand what this refers to. The federal government has been placing increased pressure on hospitals across the country to reduce their readmission rates. A readmission is technically any time somebody needs to be readmitted within 30 days of their discharge date.…

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Seniors May Undervalue Exercise After Discharge from the Hospital

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Philadelphia PA: Exercise After Discharge

Numerous people recognize the value in exercise. However, when people get older, reach their ‘Golden Years’ and are considered seniors, it’s easy to undervalue the importance of exercise. For seniors, exercise is one of the most important things they can do to not just maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also to recover from any number…

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Planning Ahead for Improved Senior Safety

Senior Home Safety in Allentown PA: Planning Ahead

How often have you thought about the future? Most younger adults plan for retirement starting sometime in their late 20s, 30s, or hopefully by their 40s. Certain financial situations can arise that slow down retirement planning, but the gist of this story is to show that people plan ahead, even if they aren’t the most…

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Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase. 

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Health Foods That are Not That Healthy

Senior Nutrition & Wellness: There are tons of foods that are marketed as healthy. Sometimes you need to pay a little extra attention to really figure out whether something is good for you or not so good for you. A lot of marketers realize that there is a big need for healthy foods, however, sometimes the claims are slightly over exaggerated. Some items named as healthy can be far from it. Foods that are truly healthy for you will not have a healthy label. For example, broccoli is not going to have a “low fat”, “high in fiber”, “Great source of vitamins”, “gluten free”, label on it because it’s broccoli and everybody knows it’s awesome for you. 

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