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Unemployed and Looking for Work? AARP can help!For more than 50 years, AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has provided people over age 55 with opportunities to fill entry-level and mid-level positions with employers in their communities. Read More »
National Vietnam War Veterans Day CelebrationNational Vietnam War Veterans Day was celebrated March 29, 2023, in the Lehigh Valley. Here is one veteran's account. Read More »
The Reason for the CrossAs we look at Good Friday, we might wonder, "What is good about a man hanging on a cross like a criminal?" This poem by reader Carole A. Bauder answers this crucial question. Read More »
Things You Should Think About After Turning 50Now that you've settled well into your 50s, life is starting to look very different. Read More »
Tips for Coping with StressPsychotherapist Patricia Fox of St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Integration program said stressors for people over 50 vary depending on their age and life circumstances. Read More »
Are My Parents Ready for Senior Living?Realizing your parents may not be able to do things they did so effortlessly before can be very difficult. Here are some signs to help you know if your parents may be ready for senior living. Read More »
The Style Guide for Writing Your Life’s StoryThere is a guide for life that will teach you how to live with style, and it’s the #1 bestseller of all time, with good reason—the Bible. Read More »
Do You Suffer From Post-Holiday Syndrome?Celebrate the Lord’s goodness, share His blessings, and thank Him in everything at every time. Read More »
A Grandparent’s Most Important Job“Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely” Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment 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.
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.
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.
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.