Sub-Acute Care Team: The Speech-Language Pathologist

By admin | December 5, 2019 |

One of the members of the sub-acute care team that probably is involved with all stroke survivors is the speech-language pathologist (or SLP). The speech-language pathologist is involved in a few different types of recovery. All of these are connected to the mouth and the related systems. And all of these will hopefully improve the…

Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

By admin | December 4, 2019 |

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

Happy Thanksgiving

By admin | November 27, 2019 |

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!  

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Thanksgiving, a Harvest of Tips

By admin | November 26, 2019 |

Why do National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Thanksgiving fall in the same month, November? Perhaps to help us to express thankfulness for the good things we have, in spite of the challenges. Similarly, we learn to express thankfulness for the good times we shared with a loved one before they got Alzheimer’s. We can do…

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By admin | 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 admin | 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 admin | 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 admin | 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 admin | 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 admin | 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,…