Wounds Become More Frequent and Harder to Heal with Age

wounded woman webYears ago, you hardly noticed a little scape, scratch or bruise. Within a short while, the wound healed and before long the sore was long forgotten. Today, it seems wounds appear more often and take longer to go away. It’s not your imagination. As you grow older, you become more susceptible to wounds and they take longer to heal. A number of factors contribute to this including the effects of aging, decreased movement and disease.

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Healthy Snacks To Eat When Traveling

family road trip webWhen you are traveling it is often difficult to eat healthy. We try to eat food on the go that is affordable and easy rather than that which is healthy. Listed below are some healthy food options to take along with you when you are traveling to avoid having to eat less healthy food that can cause you to feel tired and leave you feeling empty.

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New Memory Care Community Breaks Ground in Emmaus

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The Alzheimer’s Association says that 1 in every 10 people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. At that rate, one could assume that there are over 14,500 people in the Lehigh Valley with dementia (the US Census Bureau estimate in 2016 put the County’s 65+ population at over 145,000).

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Skilled Nursing Facilities - The Basics

skilled nursing community therapy webMany times when an individual requires care in a skilled nursing facility, the decision on where to place the patient needs to be made immediately. The decision is often triggered by a medical event, like stroke or a fall, and the patient is treated at a hospital and later discharged directly to a skilled nursing facility. It is important to know what skilled nursing is and which skilled nursing facilities are in the area.

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Food For Thought: September-October 2017

CHIEF HARRY SINGING webChef Harry:
What makes a meal more appealing to older people with decreased appetites?
Dining is a multisensory experience; the sights, sounds, and smells create an inviting atmosphere of welcoming comfort. What our residents long for is a taste of the familiar, a dining experience with new friends who become family, all enjoying pleasant conversation and a good home cooked meal.

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Staying Safe This Summer

senior heat resizedExtreme heat happens when temperatures are much hotter and/or there is more humidity than normal. The following tips will help you and your loved ones stay safe during dangerous heat waves.

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