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LifeBits - February 2006
ABCs of Caring for Elderly Parents
Taking care of aging parents can become a fulfilling experience
instead of an unmanageable one. Levindale Hebrew
Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore, Md., has published The
Who, What and Where of Elder Care. This FREE book is a quick
step-by-step reference guide to help you through the changes and challenges that
affect the whole family when you become a caregiver to an older loved one.
This book includes handy worksheets to help you organize the facts and data
you will need and information on:
- Recognizing the signs that a loved one may need extra physical and
- Negotiating through the maze of medical insurance and legal policies and
- Preparing your family for the emotional roller coaster ride of
- Discovering what housing options are available
The Who, What and Where of Elder Care was developed in conjunction
with Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Jewish
Convalescent & Nursing Home and Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A.
For a free copy of The Who, What and Where of Elder Care, click here or call the LifeBridge Health Marketing Department at 410-601-5022.
Women and Heart Day – February 17
Often mistaken for a
"men's” disease; heart disease will be the cause of death in one of three women,
and more American women will die of heart disease than all cancers combined.
Cardiologists at Northwest Hospital
Center and Sinai Hospital are experts in treating heart disease as
well as educating women about their risks and how to live a healthy, fulfilling
life. Below are several tips to begin living heart healthy from the U.S.
Office on Women's Health:
- Aim for a healthy weight. It's important for a long, vigorous life. Being
overweight and obesity cause many preventable deaths.
- Get moving. Make a commitment to be more physically active. Aim for 30
minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, preferable all, days of the
- Eat for heart health. Choose a diet low in saturated fat, trans fat and
cholesterol and moderate in total fat.
If you are interested in attending one of heart screenings sponsored by
LifeBridge Health, check out the Community
Calendar or sign-up for monthly email updates.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Week – February 12-18
disease affects millions of men and women in the United States. But people don't
have to be afraid to live. With healthy eating, exercise and medicine, people
with heart disease can lead rich and happy lives. LifeBridge
Health & Fitness in Pikesville, Maryland, has a complete Cardiac
Rehabilitation Program, specifically designed for two groups of people,
those recovering from heart disease and those exhibiting high-risk
characteristics for developing heart disease. The expert staff of
cardiologists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, behavioral psychologists and
cardiac rehabilitation nurses who provide care, guidance and support, oversees
every participant of the program.
For more information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at LifeBridge
Health & Fitness, call 410-484-6800 ext. 208