The 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.
In 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.
Be 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.
As 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.
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.