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…