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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

“When you’re smilin’, when your smilin’ the whole world smiles with you.” That catchy tune written by Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay, and Mark Fisher is true. When you smile, it affects others. It is hard not to smile back when someone is flashing a smile at you. The next best thing about smiling is laughing. Laughter has its benefits.  These…

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How to Avoid Caregiver Stress and Burnout

How to Avoid Caregiver Stress and Burnout

As we all grow older, we may need help with care. Help may include simple tasks around the house or assistance with personal care. Caregivers may step in to help with many of these tasks. Many times spouses or children become caregivers.  It also may be the role of family members or friends to become a caregiver for an elderly adult…

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Navigating the Healthcare System

Navigating the Healthcare System

Focus on Patient Needs and Understanding Services By Brittany Elko The health care system is designed to promote patient-centered health and wellness. However, it can be very difficult to navigate. The complexity of the changing regulations, insurance coverage options and services can easily lead to frustration. Words like bundled payments, qualifying stay, and co-insurance can seem foreign to so many…

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The Jewish Home Launches an Exciting New Parkinson’s Disease Program

The Jewish Home Launches an Exciting New Parkinson’s Disease Program

The health benefits of regular exercise are well established, but it’s even more important to people with Parkinson’s disease because it helps maintain balance, mobility, and daily living activities. Exercise, physical activity, and movement can improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s disease, showed that people with the disease who start exercising earlier…

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National Nursing Home Week: “Live Soulfully”

National Nursing Home Week: “Live Soulfully”

This year the theme for National Nursing Home Week is “Live Soulfully.” The Jewish Home has many special events we would like to highlight and we encourage family, caregivers, and visitors to attend! Sunday, May 12th: Our Mother’s Day Party is sponsored by the Scranton Auxiliary at 2:30 pm and features entertainment by The Polka Jets! Monday, May 13th: Spring…

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Healthy Eating Program

Healthy Eating Program

The Jewish Home Food Service Director Beth Rielly and Dietary Supervisor Sharon Mayer presented a food demonstration on healthy eating: “Proteins and preparing easy treats and simple recipes to add to your diet!” It’s very common for people to eat less food and sleep less with age. Contributing factors could be a lack of appetite, changes to smell or taste,…

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Staying Active is Important as You Age

Staying Active is Important as You Age

Staying connected to the community and participating in life enrichment activities is important at any age, but being active can improve the quality of life for seniors. We offer many programs and initiatives at The Jewish Home! Our most recent initiative includes an art program which will showcase some beautiful art created by our memory care residents. Making art can…

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