Stay at Home with Home Health Care Services

hospice dying compassion webThe availability of home health and hospice services can help patients re­tain their residence of choice, which is often their own home, but it’s im­portant to have a clear understand­ing of what each benefit entails. Lisa Giovanni, MSN, RN, presi­dent of St. Luke’s Visiting Associa­tion, explains that while both home health services and hospice programs provide medically necessary, intermittent home visits, their focus is quite different. Both services are covered by Medicare and Medicaid and most commercial insurances.

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Who Cared About Gas Mileage? We Wanted Fun in '71!

001 exterior dodgecharger webIn 1971, a gallon of gas cost 40¢. You can't even get a candy bar for 40¢ any more! However, it was not the cost of gasoline that was a concern — it was what happened to the gas after the motor digested it that became a big issue in the '70s.

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Get Out and Get Down! Late Summer Concerts

west park band shell webBe sure to go and enjoy one or more of these concerts in the Lehigh Valley area. Most of these concerts are free of charge. You might want to bring a chair for some of the outdoor cancerts.  Please note that we are not responible for changes, cancellations, additions, weather conditions, or any other inconveniences.

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Healthy Friendships Lead to Healthier Aging

group of diverse friends webAs a senior — or caretaker of a senior — you’re well-aware of the factors that play a role in healthy aging. From getting quality sleep and eating a balanced diet to consistent exercise and participating in meaningful ac­tivities, there are many proven approaches to improving the aging process.

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Asthma or Allergy? Find Out and Breathe Easier

pollen dandelion weed webHaving Difficulty Breathing? You Could Have
Asthma — Often Undiagnosed in Older Adults

A disease that typically first develops in children and teens, asthma can develop at any age but is often more difficult to diagnose in older adults, says St. Luke’s pulmonologist Neal M. Fitzpatrick, MD, of St. Luke’s Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates.

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