Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By Chelsey | November 20, 2019 |

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

Bladder Health Month: Occupational Therapy and Senior ADLs

By Judah G | November 20, 2019 |

There are many aspects of senior health that can be improved through occupational therapy. Seniors who need occupational therapy include seniors who are having trouble carrying out activities of daily living (ADLs). Let’s discuss occupational therapy and senior ADLs as it applies to one of the awareness topics for November.   Bladder Health Month November…

Spread the Holiday Joy This Season

By Chelsey | November 19, 2019 |

The Pines at Philadelphia  is proud to announce that our annual Toys for Tots campaign has begun! We are honored to be an official drop-off site for the Marine Toys for Toys Foundation. Spread the joy of giving this holiday season by donating a new, unwrapped children’s toy and dropping them off at our lobby!…

Home Care Aides for Senior Home Care Patients – Home Care Aide Week

By Judah G | November 12, 2019 |

Recognizing the contribution of home care aides for senior home care patients is the subject of our discussion. Home care aides can be a terrific help and source of support for individuals and their families.  How home care aides for senior home care patients begin their journey with each client is unique.   The need…

Honoring Veteran’s Day

By Chelsey | November 11, 2019 |

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Chelsey | November 6, 2019 |

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

What Does Palliative Care Mean for The Patient?

By Judah G | November 5, 2019 |

Since November is National Hospice/Palliative Care Month, we are going to address this question: What does palliative care mean for the patient?   The Initial Challenge of Palliative Care For many people, the concept of palliative care is something that is difficult to discuss. We like life and being active. Although we may not understand…

Senior Health and Conventional Medicine and Alternative Medicine

By Judah G | October 31, 2019 |

In senior health, what is the value of conventional medicine and alternative medicine?   Many people ask if one is better than the other. Indeed, this is a hotly debated topic among physicians, patients and other interested parties.   There is a study that shows, that seniors are used to using what we call alternative…

Decongestants for Stroke Survivors – Are They Safe to Use?

By Judah G | October 31, 2019 |

Decongestants for stroke survivors, people with heart disease and other illnesses should not be the first choice in the battle against decongestion. Alternative treatments for decongestion and the common cold should be used instead.   Why is That? What Could Be Wrong with a Decongestant? Decongestants and many of the commonly-used cold medicines, contain ingredients…

Hearing Loss in Seniors – Can it be Reversed?

By Judah G | October 25, 2019 |

Can hearing loss in seniors be reversed? Hearing problems affect many seniors. The statistics are that around one in three seniors aged 65-74 suffer from hearing loss. That number rises. Nearly half of those aged 75 and older have trouble hearing. By the way, due to misuse of devices and headsets, hearing damage happens to…