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Winter 2024 Senior DirectoryThe Winter 2024 issue of Lifestyles over 50 is here, with articles and features to help you thrive physically, emotionally, and spiritually! Read More »
Are You Ready for Retirement?Retirement marks a significant change in life, and being prepared for retirement involves so much more than just financial planning. Read More »
Eight Tips for Downsizing in Your 50sAs you settle into your 50s, start to think about your life and your finances and what direction you want to take them in as you move into the next chapter of your life. Read More »
Navigating the Waters: Financial Considerations When Retiring in Your FiftiesFor many people, retiring at age 50 is a dream characterized by a life full of leisure and adventure. However, this milestone requires careful financial planning to ensure a safe and comfortable future. Read More »
Five Options To Make the Most of Your RetirementIn this post, we’re going to run through some exciting and interesting things to do once you retire—after, of course, your period of rest and relaxation! Read More »
Sacred Heart Senior Living Provides Real Senior LivingWhatever your situation, the caring and compassionate team at Sacred Heart Senior Living in the Lehigh Valley is ready to usher you into a life of comfort and security, empowering you to enjoy a well-rounded day as you see fit. Read More »
Resources for Seniors, Boomers, & Caregivers
Medical Home Health Care
Medical home care, also known as home health care, is prescribed by a physician and administered by a registered nurse or other medical professional in a home setting. Medical home care includes skilled nursing services and physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Life Plan Communities (formerly Continuing Care Retirement Communities)
Life Plan Communities (formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities) are residential living alternatives to traditional housing for active adults. These communities provide comprehensive services and amenities for their residents, including long- and short-term health care. This eliminates the need for residents to move out of the community if they need long-term care—assisted living, memory care, or 24/7 nursing care.
Non-Medical Home Care
Non-medical home care includes a wide variety of companionship, home helper and personal care services that help individuals with living activities as well as ensure a safe environment. All non-medical home care companies are licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Payment for services is often made by the client since traditional medical insurance does not cover non-medical home care. For those who qualify, non-medical home care may be paid for partially or fully through Medicaid (via the County’s Aging Waiver Program), Veterans Assistance and long-term care insurance. The average cost of non-medical home care services can range from $25 - $35 per hour depending on one’s needs.
Adult Day Care Services
Adult Day Care Centers provide a coordinated program of professional, compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services provide social and some health services for adults who need supervised care outside the home during the day, as well as some respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving.
Hospice is comfort care given to persons who are terminally ill. This care emphasizes pain control, caregiver needs, and emotional and spiritual needs. This care does not include cures to treat terminal diseases. This Medicare benefit consists of formal and informal care in private homes, hospitals, nursing homes, and freestanding hospice centers.