The Sweetest Kind of Care

Marisa Headshot resizedFive questions to ask when selecting a home care agency
When Allentown resident Marisa Leaser decided to start a home care agency, she wanted to enable seniors to receive care as if they were being cared for by their own family. This means starting from a place of empathy and compassion, and having faith in the kind of care only a family can provide. Home Sweet Home Care caregivers value the one-on-one relationships they have with clients and families because it helps ensure the highest quality care possible.

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Breeding Bird Count for Kids

kid birding 325x215The future of our natural world depends on our children and grand children. Our forests are disappearing and it's important to teach our kids what they can do to preserve our wildlife. LVAS is hosting a class to teach the future generations the importance of bird conservation by counting birds. Scientists depend on this data to keep record of any bird species that may be at risk of becoming endangered or extinct.The bald eagle was once in danger of becoming extinct due to  the pesticide DDT.

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Difficulty of Moving Our Parents

Senior MovingOne of the more difficult challenges we may face is the time when we realize we have to move one or both parents from their home of many years to a place where they can get help and companionship in some form of assisted living. Even the thought of bringing it up with them can be an emotional roller coaster. This is especially true if their home has been theirs for a long time or where you and your siblings grew up. A place that means so much can be very, very difficult to leave no matter how important it may be.

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Rightsized Living

rightsizing325x215Over the past few years, professional organizers, home stagers and move managers have come to use the term “rightsizing” in place of the word “downsizing.” Typically they are referring to someone who is moving to a smaller home from a larger one. Rightsizing is much more than a euphemism for downsizing.

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Incontinence Treatment Helps Patients

incontinence2 Incontinence is a silent thief that robs its victims of their ability to live life to the fullest: bowel incontinence. Also known as fecal incontinence (FI), it prevents people from participating in enjoyed activities, causes social isolation and can even lead to loss of employment. It is believed to be the leading cause of nursing home admission, especially for women. Often, people who suffer from FI believe it is a normal part of aging, but they are wrong. St. Luke’s University Health Network offers many treatments that help people regain control.

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Guardian Angels

PadrePio guardian angel 325x215If you believe in angels, you are in a majority!

A Fox News poll from 2005 revealed that 79% of the people polled believe in angels. Over the years, theologians have studied the Bible to determine accurate answers about Guardian Angels. It is thought that a clear message about Guardian Angels is stated in Psalms 91:11, “ He will give you his angels to guard you in all your ways”. Some in the Church’s hierarchy claim that a Catholic priest, Padre Pio, spent his whole life in contact with his guardian angel. Padre Pio’s National Shrine is located close to our area, in Barto, PA.

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