Is it safe? When to Use Complementary or Integrative Products and Practices

An entire branch of the National Institutes of Health is dedicated to complementary and integrative health. This field offers treatments and therapies that do not require surgery or medication, allowing a more holistic and gentler approach. Many are quite effective, and for certain people they can be more effective without the side effects of more traditional treatments. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, abbreviated as NCCIH has great resources. Their main website is

Conflict & Family Caregivers – What You Need to Know

Conflict is a normal, natural part of everyone’s life. Factors that can exacerbate conflict include the well-known things to avoid in polite conversation: religion, politics and money. For families, these big three topics quickly trigger emotions that can be difficult to defuse and when things go awry the aftermath can be felt for decades. According to a May 2018 AARP article “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” there are 40 million family caregivers in

How the Inter-Generational Campus Will Change Senior Housing

There are many changes in the realm of senior care, everything from improved rehabilitation equipment, remote-monitoring or telehealth equipment and so much more. One of the changes that has been highlighted recently is how inter-generational exchanges can have a positive effect in the senior care sector – for everyone involved! As reported in McKnight’s Senior Living in January 29th, 2018, “[m]any senior living communities are welcoming students of all ages – some as temporary residents

Could Healthier Sleep Lead to Healthier Weight?

Are you losing sleep because of your weight? For most of us, the answer is “probably.” Is there a link between healthy sleep and healthy weight? Definitely. Sleep disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea, affects a host of things that sabotage you getting to the healthy weight you’re looking for. First, people who are poorly rested tend to be sluggish and irritable and will reach for high sugar foods to give them a short-term energy

PA Link & You Working Together

The mission of the PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is to improve access to long term services and supports for individuals, their loved ones and caregivers, regardless of age, income, or ability, through an integrated network of partner agencies committed to expanding the use of community based solutions, promoting person centered decision making, and enhancing the quality of services. PA Link provides a myriad of services including: • Person-Centered Counseling (PCC) – Is

Your Brain and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss – the subject can invoke a wide spectrum of reactions. From “selective hearing” jokes to a real burden on relationships, working in the Hearing Healthcare field exposes you to them all. But how serious is hearing loss and how important is the need to treat it? There is more and more research being done in this area, and the results are coming in. The results show a direct link between hearing health and