If you are lucky enough to have a mom over 80 years old the following are some useful inexpensive gifts she may appreciate (pair any of the below with a card and flowers): Handmade photo collage featuring her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren Basket or decorative box containing stamps, pen and assorted cards separated by category…

Author:  Tom Zeiser, PT, DPT, CSCS, CKTP Staying active while we age is important, and the outdoors offer ample opportunities to exercise, socialize and more. To make the most of your time outdoors, take the following precautions to avoid outdoor fall risks, like uneven, cracked or difficult walking surfaces: Use knee pads and kneel while…

WHAT SERVICES DOES MEDICARE COVER? Find Out by Knowing the A, B, C &D’s of Medicare In the 1940’s, President Truman advocated for a national health plan to insure seniors in retirement. Former President Truman became the first MEDICARE enrollee when legislation was enacted in 1965.  Medicare Part A benefits started July 1, 1966, and…

Guest Blog Post by: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation /  Emily Lyter, PT, DPT So, you think you can dance? You can – even if you suffer from Parkinson’s disease (PD). In fact, dance can be beneficial for people with PD, because it helps to combat symptoms, such as slowness of movement, tremors and/or instability that often result from…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at Sacred Heart Senior Living. May the Good Lord take a liking to you….but not too soon. May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live. OLD IRISH RECIPE FOR LONGEVITY Leave the table hungry. Leave the bed sleepy….

Looking at a long life may be looking pretty good. Americans living to celebrate a 100th birthday increased by 44% from approximately 50,000 in 2000 to a slightly over 72,000 in 2014. The younger you are the better chance you have on living to 100 or beyond. The great strides in modern medicine has increased longevity in…

Safety for Senior Drivers by Good Shepherd Although you can become a legal driver at age 16, there is not a designated age at which your driving privileges must end. It’s difficult to decide when to stop driving, because we all age differently and may encounter medical issues that will impact our function. Factors that…

In this crazy, fast tech savvy world we would like to take you back in time to the crazy teenagers of mid-century America and how they got down to the business of making love. The 1950’s revolutionized dating as we know it today. Like generations before and since teenagers of the 1950’s had one thing…

What is the difference between Personal Care and Assisted Living in Pennsylvania? Until a few years ago the term personal care home (PCH) and assisted living residence (ALR) was interchangeable. Seniors and families looking for communities that provided assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring and medication management) as well as meals, housekeeping and transportation stated they were…

The New Year gets us thinking about things we would like to accomplish and ways to get more organized. Assisting senior parents or a loved one in gathering and organizing vital personal documents is a New Year’s Resolution that is certain to pay dividends in the future.  Waiting for a medical or financial crisis to hunt…

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