Health Info & Resources for Seniors
Dental device helps overcome sleep apnea. Many people believe the hectic pace of today’s life is the reason for their lack of energy, sleepiness during the day, and the inability to focus or concentrate well. But is the stress of life really the culprit, or is there something else that has affected the health and well-being of millions of people without them realizing it? The “not so silent killer” of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be found in over a third of the population and has become a significant contributor to health issues such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, depression, and others.
Putting up decorations is one of the best ways to get in a holiday mood, but they can be hazardous. “Angel hair,” made from spun glass, can irritate your eyes and skin; always wear gloves or substitute non-flammable cotton. Spraying artificial snow can irritate your lungs if inhaled; follow directions carefully. Decorate the tree with your kids in mind; move ornaments that are breakable or have metal hooks toward the top.
Senior Assessment Services Can Help Determine What Help Is Needed
There’s no place like home for the holidays. And there’s no better time to observe parents and other elderly loved ones than when you are home for the holidays. “Having the opportunity to observe your parents in their home while they go about their daily routine can be particularly enlightening, especially if you live a distance away,” says Carrie Fleckenstein, St. Luke’s University Health Networks Senior Network Director, Senior Care Services. “On the telephone, many older adults paint a rosy picture – whether out of pride, a desire not to worry their children, or fear that they will be forced to give up their home. While you’re in the home, however, you can spot signs of struggle.”
Microsurgical Procedure Uses Fat from Abdomen (Like Tummy Tuck) to Rebuild Breast
Many women who have had a mastectomy as part of their cancer treatment feel that breast reconstruction is an important part of their healing process. And today, plastic surgeons are able to rebuild breasts that look and feel more natural.
Recently, residents in the Lehigh Valley have been learning about continuing care at home, a program that helps seniors age in place by delivering health and wellness solutions to their homes. This service is relatively new in the Valley, and until now, it has only been offered by Phoebe Ministries’ Pathstones. Now, more options have arrived for residents in the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton areas who desire to remain in their homes for as long as possible.