Health Info & Resources for Seniors
Not 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.
Families 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.
You may be aware that low cost meals are available at senior centers operated by your county’s Area Agency on Aging, but did you know that some hospitals offer low-cost meal programs too?
For example, St. Luke’s University Health Network offers the Older Adults Meal Program at its Anderson, Monroe and Warren campuses. Adults 65 and over can purchase a daily dinner meal for the special price of $3.99. Meals are prepared fresh daily and provide diners with healthy food choices. Each meal comes with an entrée, salad, side, vegetable, dessert and 12 oz. drink.
Chef 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.
ManorCare 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.
Friday, July 13th was a very lucky day for Steven Labadie of Stroudsburg. On that day, he received a revolutionary treatment called Urolift that would allow him to fully empty his bladder and end years of discomfort, inconvenience and embarrassment.
Steven’s discomfort had been caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men age. For many men, BPH restricts or even blocks urine flow from the urethra. To restore the flow, Steven’s urologist Zachariah Goldsmith, MD, PhD, of St. Luke’s Center for Urology, installed small implants that lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way to restore urine flow.