Ensure Seniors Don’t Feel Lonely

It can be hard for seniors, to acknowledge their feelings of loneliness and isolation especially during holidays when families come together. An invitation to a dinner can make all the difference in their day. If they have difficulty to come for a visit, bring the celebrations to them to ensure that seniors don’t feel lonely. Seniors Stats Last year, 28% of Americans aged…

Lower You Blood Pressure & Improve an Overall Health with the DASH Diet

Ranked the best in the nation for six years in a row, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet was originally designed to lower blood pressure. It quickly became clear that the DASH diet had plenty of other benefits too. Low on sodium and rich with nutrients such as potassium, calcium and magnesium, the DASH…

We need your input in the statewide problem!

PENNSYLVANIA-Medical and non-medical home care organizations have suffered from cuts in the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. With a growing senior citizen population and reduction of state funding it became almost unaffordable for home care agencies to hire home health workers. A mutual effort among home care organizations is needed to find a solution for this…

Lower Cholesterol Levels with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes

Blood cholesterol Cholesterol is a waxy substance that travels in the blood in particles called lipoproteins. There are two main types of lipoproteins that can affect overall health: low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). High levels of LDL cholesterol increase the risk of getting a heart disease, while high level of HDL cholesterol decreases chances to…

Yoga: Refresh Yourself for the New Year!

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul,” -Amit Ray (Indian author and spiritual master) What’s Yoga? Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj” that means “to join”, “to unite”, or “to disciplinate.”  Originating in India, yoga is a healing spiritual, physical,…

Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association Awarded Home Care from the Joint Commission

Pittsburgh, PA , December 21st, 2015 Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association…

The Secret to Health: Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Sea population has one of the lowest chronic disease rates and highest life expectancy rates in the world. This has raised interest among researches over the last century. In the late 1960’s, after years of studying Mediterranean eating habits, Ancel Keys described the features of their diet. Today, the Mediterranean diet is ranked…

Age Page-Depression

Provided by National Institute of Aging Everyone feels blue now and then. It’s part of life. But, if you no longer enjoy activities that you usually like, you may have a more serious problem. Feeling depressed without letup can change the way you think and the way you experience emotions. Doctors call this clinical depression….

AgePage: A Good Night’s Sleep

Provided by National Institute of Aging Ever since he retired, Edward dreads going to bed at night. He’s afraid that when he turns off his light, he will just lie there with his eyes open and his mind racing. “How can I break this cycle?” he asks. “I’m so tired- I need to get some…

Hospice Care: Make the Days Count!

The ways in which we experience death have been changing over the last century. The practice of end-of-life care has been influenced by the increased number of deaths occurring inside medical institutions. The percentage of deaths occurring inside US hospitals from 1949 until 1958 has increased by 10%. Back then, hospital staff was more focused…

Never Too Late to Start Working Out

If you or a member of your family belong to the 65+ age group, physical activity should be a part of your daily life! Start exercising today to make your retirement happier, healthier and longer! According to Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults designed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), three to four hours of physical activity…

Berry a Day Keeps Alzheimer’s Away!

A study of Mediterranean and DASH diets led to invention of a new MIND dietary pattern (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet), which  positively affects cognitive function, slows cognitive decline, and reduces a risk of Alzheimer disease (AD). “One of the more exciting things about this is that people who adhered even moderately to the…