Importance of Immunizations for Older Adults

vaccination webImmunizations are often a major focus of well-child visits, but can be overlooked when discussing disease prevention in older adults. As we age, our immune systems tend to weaken, leading to higher risk for certain diseases and making vaccinations just as important for the older adult crowd. Those who are over age 65 may wish to discuss the following immunizations with their doctor during their next office visit.

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Give Your Loved One the Gift of Improved Health

doctor with couple webNot sure what to give your parent or other older loved one this holiday season? Consider providing them with the help they need to optimize their health. Alaa Mira, MD, Chief, Geriatric Medicine, St. Luke’s University Health Network, says preventative health care can improve your loved one’s health and his or her quality of life. Vaccinations prevent life-threatening illness like the flu. Screenings identify diseases in their early, most treatable stages.

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Affordable Senior Living Alexandria Manor

bethlehem webFamilies who seek quality care at an affordable rate should look into Alexandria Manor. Owned by a local family which has over 30 years caring for seniors, Alexandria Manor has three convenient locations in Bath, Bethlehem and Nazareth. “We live within 10 minutes to each one of our communities, and we are on site regularly to ensure that everything is running smoothly,” says Joe Negrao, Jr., president of Alexandria Manor.

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You Might Have Diabetes and Not Know It

diabetes adjLearn More about Diabetes in November: National Diabetes Month
Decreased energy, blurred vision and the need for frequent trips to the bathroom can occur as you get older. But, these symptoms could also signal that you have a potentially life-threatening disease: type 2 diabetes. Bankim Bhatt, MD, Chief of Endocrinology, St. Luke’s University Health Network, said about one in four people are unaware that they have diabetes – the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Your risk of developing the disease increases as you age. By age 65, one in four people have diabetes.

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Food for Thought Fall 2018

Chef Jeff webChef Jeff, Legend Senior Living
What is your approach to making meals that are appealing to residents who may have decreased appetites?
I enjoy having conversations with our residents to find out what some of their favorite meals were prior to moving into our community. Often times, a familiar meal will quickly help with a decreased appetite. In addition to seeking input from residents, Legend works with professional teams of culinary and nutritional experts to plan an appealing variety of delicious food choices.

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ManorCare – Montgomeryville Achieves MedBridge Accreditation

ManorCare Photo 08212018 adjManorCare Health Services - Montgomeryville celebrates the designation as a MedBridge location. MedBridge is HCR ManorCare’s brand name and brand standards for a higher level of post-acute care.  Built upon 38 care and outcome standards, facilities are not granted MedBridge status; they earn it. And MedBridge standards must be maintained over time. 

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