Non-profit and Serving the Entire Community. Scranton, PA

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Whats New at The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile Program

September, 3 rd , 2019, Scranton, Pennsylvania: The Jewish Home and its sister organization, Elan Gardens, are both dedicated to advancing all of their programs, but these initiatives are successful through community support. They are now participating in the AmazonSmile program. You can support the programs the Jewish Home offers for dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease through AmazonSmile.

Why is it Important to Exercise as We Age?

Why is it Important to Exercise as We Age?

We all hope to grow old gracefully. Who wants to think about taking medications, going to the doctors or the aches and pains that may come along with getting old?  There are things we can do to fight the aging process. One of those things is exercise! “Get out and move it, move it!” There are many benefits to exercise…

There’s an App for That!

There’s an App for That!

Technology plays a big part in our daily lives. Most people get up and check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and email on their phone, whether it is one of these apps or all of them, technology plays a big role in our daily lives. Now technology can aide with caregiving. That’s right—there is an app for that! Life 360 is an app…

Cognitive Center of Excellence

Cognitive Center of Excellence

The Cognitive Center of Excellence designation recognizes organizations who are committed to integration of the BCAT® Approach as the standard of care to meet the cognitive needs of the aging adult.

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…

Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Alzheimer’s/Dementia refers to a serious loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, reasoning and communicating. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It can be difficult to know whether you or your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia as the symptoms typically appear gradually (beginning with memory loss).

Saveo knows from personal and professional experience that caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia can be physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

Specific symptoms can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, trouble with sensation, or trouble with coordination. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking. Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur.

Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Depression and anxiety are also common occurring in more than a third of people with PD. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Stroke

A stroke is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body.

Signs and symptoms often appear soon after the stroke has occurred. If symptoms last less than one or two hours it is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mini-stroke. A stroke may also be associated with a headache.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal