Senior Living Articles

Below is a list of articles that you may find helpful.

Following a family vacation to the beach in 2013, Linda Haluszczak began feeling the symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. Her doctor prescribed medication, but within days, Linda was in extreme distress - she couldn't breathe, her face was drooping and her body was rapidly shutting down... Continue Reading >

They say timing is everything.

For retired pastor John Sloat and his wife, Helen, 2013 was the right time to move into their new Manor Home apartment at Passavant Community. Just three days after moving in, however, Helen fell in their apartment and broke her hip. Several surgeries and... Continue Reading >

by: Christine Namey, MPT, Lutheran SeniorLife Rehabilitation Services

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart becomes too weak to pump enough blood through your arteries. This affects the amount of oxygen-rich blood in your body. Symptoms include fatigue... Continue Reading >

by: Kathy Welsh, diet technician, LIFE Beaver County

February is deemed National Heart Month and has been since 1963, when Congress required the President to proclaim it as such to raise public awareness about heart disease.

Although February is dedicated to the heart, a... Continue Reading >

by: Dr. Frederick Doerfler, Jr., medical director, LIFE Lawrence County and LIFE Armstrong County

Medications are on everyone's mind these days. We have pills to treat most every ailment a person could have. And as we get older, and have more health problems, we have to take... Continue Reading >

By: Christine Namey, MPT, Lutheran SeniorLife Rehabilitation Services

The footwear, including shoes, slippers, or lack thereof, that seniors choose can affect their fall risk.

In one study, almost 52% of those that fell said that at the time of the fall they were either... Continue Reading >

by: Wendy Olean, Social Services Manager, LIFE Butler County

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. You may observe a change in your mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or sadness or... Continue Reading >

Caring for a loved one is not an easy job!

Are you aware that there is technology available to help ease the day-to-day issues that arise when caring for a family member or loved one?

Safety is a primary concern for caregivers. Today's technology offers a variety of Personal... Continue Reading >

According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 26 million children and adults are living with diabetes. Of these, an estimated 19 million have been diagnosed, whereas seven million are unaware that they have the disease. About 79 million people have “pre-diabetes,” a condition in which... Continue Reading >

The following was written by Hilary Mincenberg, activities coordinator at RoseCrest Assisted Living at St. John Community, based on personal experiences.

 

A vivid memory I have from my mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease is this – I walked into the facility in which... Continue Reading >

There are several eye conditions that can make it difficult to complete daily tasks. These include macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Occupational therapists have special training to help people with low vision function better. They can help prevent accidents and injury by... Continue Reading >

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart becomes too weak to pump enough blood through your arteries. This affects the amount of oxygen-rich blood in your body. Symptoms include fatigue, diminished exercise capacity, shortness of breath, and swelling. CHF can be caused by... Continue Reading >

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