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Medical Foster Home Programs

by Deah on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 8:46 AM

Medical Foster Home Programs (MFH) are a wonderful solution to a serious problem for our senior loved ones, especially senior veterans. MFHs are private homes in which trained caregivers provide services to a couple of individuals. Eligibility requires that you are enrolled in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), and a designed home is available. There are VA social workers who can help you with eligibility guidelines and application for MFH care.

Deah Bowes
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Family Fun Month - August

by Deah on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:38 PM

August is “Family Fun Month” - and a great time to make some family memories while enjoying some fun activities. I had fun researching family fun activities; the possibilities are endless. My daughter is always talking and planning outings to create memories for her girls. I look forward to seeing what she can come up with for this Family Fun Month.

Deah Bowes
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Preserving Your Brain Health

by Deah on Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:32 AM

At this stage of my life I have begun to notice some lapse in memory. Knowing that this can be a serious problem for some elderly, I began to wonder what I could do to slow down or maintain what cognitive health I still have. The brain’s aging is inevitable and there is no magic formula to hang on to our youthful brain, but there are some simple things you can do to strengthen and/ or maintain cognitive health.

Deah Bowes
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Caregivers Face Higher Risk of Mental Health Issues

by Deah on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 7:35 AM

I can see where it is possible that caregivers can face a higher risk of mental health problems. Not only in caregiving roles I have played, but while witnessing others, I have seen the physical and mental exhaustion. When we get to that point and then do not take care of ourselves, we not only face possible mental health issues but other illnesses as well.

Mental Decline Is A Tough One To Accept

by Deah on Friday, June 22, 2018 12:28 PM

Mom and Dad are beginning to experience some cognitive decline. They are in denial and for the most part that is not a problem. At least not yet. There are times, however, where it can be a problem with the way things are remember or not remembered. Medications, appointments, remembering where they put things, etc.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

by Deah on Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:57 AM

Each year, June 15 is designated as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” (WEAAD). Launched in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations, WEAAD was designed to call attention to the neglect, abuse, and exploitation of our elderly.

Elderly Depression

by Deah on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:32 AM

Depression seems to be gaining a foothold today, and the elderly are not exempt. Older adults are at risk of a missed diagnosis because their symptoms can be mistaken for normal age related issues. Elderly who require home health care and who have been hospitalized are also often at a higher risk of suffering depression.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

by Deah on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:14 AM

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 we celebrate the 25th anniversary of “National Senior Health & Fitness Day.” The theme, “Active Today…Healthier Tomorrow!” commemorates the importance of exercise and nutrition for ongoing health and illness-prevention among seniors. A great end to the month set aside to celebrate Older Americans.

What Does Mother’s Day Mean to You?

by Deah on Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:50 AM

When I think about this question, I have mixed feelings. My mother is still with us and I love her dearly. I spend a couple days a week looking in on her and dad. We are close, and this year the thought occurred to me that I am lucky enough to continue presenting pink carnations to her. The carnation is the traditional flower of Mother’s Day. With pink and red for mothers who are alive and white for those who have passed away.

Older Americans Month 2018

by Deah on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:19 AM

Each May, we honor the contribution that the elderly make to our society and to our country by celebrating Older American’s Month, formerly known as Senior Citizen’s Month. This year, the Administration on Aging has chosen the theme, “Engage at Every Age.

Deah Bowes
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Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education.

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education. 
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