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Elder Care: Is depression a normal part of aging?

 By Karen Kaslow, For The Carlisle Sentinel Aging brings about many changes in an individual’s health. Decreased muscle strength and flexibility, wrinkled skin and vision changes are just a few of the common physical changes that occur with the aging process. Cognitively, the mind may become less sharp due to decreased blood flow to the… Read more »

Medicaid Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Source: Pennsylvania Health Law Governor Corbett and the General Assembly reached agreement on the state budget but failed to reach any agreement on the Governor’s proposed state pension changes, transportation funding, or liquor store privatization plan. The $28.375 billion General Fund budget is an increase of 2.3% over the previous year. The final Fiscal Year… Read more »

4 Reasons to Choose an Agency Over a Direct Hire Aide or Nurse

Why should your family work with a Pennsylvania Homecare Association member agency rather than hire an aide or nurse directly? Homecare agencies provide significant benefits over direct hires in the areas that matter most to families:   Employer Obligations: Working with a homecare agency alleviates you of all the legal responsibilities of an employer, including payroll… Read more »

Home Health in Allentown!

Allentown Home Health office is now official! Our much anticipated, and long awaited, surveyor visit is now complete! This dual survey was needed for initial state licensure and Medicare certification. We will continue to service Allentown referrals from our Stroudsburg office, as some of the territories overlap.  However, we hope to grow that territory quickly with… Read more »

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Caravia Fresh Foods located in Clarks Summit, PA has a sandwich on their menu called “Hummus Avocado” on 7 grain bread and it is absolutely delicious. I love it so much that I decided to make my own version with some of my own tweaks and additions! -Christine DiChiara, Marketing Coordinator at CareGivers America Clarks… Read more »

Tips For a Better Night Sleep

Tips For a Better Night Sleep  · Follow a regular sleep schedule. Go to sleep and get up and the same time everyday. Try to avoid napping in the late afternoon or evening. · Develop a bedtime routine. Take time to relax before bed each night. Try reading a book, soaking in a hot bath, or listening to… Read more »

Rachel’s Challenge

About Rachel’s Challenge Working Together to Begin a Chain Reaction in Susquehanna, Pike & Wayne County Schools & Communities Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning the story of a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachel’s Challenge is… Read more »

99 Great Ways to Save

99 Great Ways to Save is brought to you by AARP  packed with creative ways to save money. Spend less and save more money in the following categories! Click on the category of your choosing OR click here to view the full list.   Finances Shopping Gardening Cleaning Supplies Household Expenses  Beauty Products Health Expenses  Traveling… Read more »

AARP Report Outlines Growing Need for Family Caregiver Support in the Workplace

The AARP Public Policy Institute released a report outlining the growing need to modernize workplace leave policies for family caregivers. According to the report, nearly two out of three workers aged 45-74 have caregiving responsibility for an aging or other adult relative. Currently, the only major federal public policy that addresses the need to take… Read more »


Mom is getting older and needs more help, what are my options?  It used to be that nursing homes were the only answer.  Today however, In-Home Care has become a popular option for many families who can’t provide all of the care their loved ones need. Most families are not aware that they may qualify… Read more »