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Resources

Phoebe Ministries has compiled internal and external resources in order to better assist you. This library of resources includes articles written by our internal experts on various health and aging related topics as well as external websites and content carefully created for general use or to specifically serve seniors and their families.

 

Internal Resources

What’s Right For Me? Comparing Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing

How to Become a Boomer Tech Genius

How are Personal Care and Assisted Living Different?

The Many Benefits of Making Music at Any Age

The Surprising Secret to Aging Well

When Should You ‘Talk’ Differently to Someone with Dementia?

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Caring for the Individual with DementiaBy Kelly O’Shea Carney, PhD, CMC

Friendships and SeniorsContributed by Chris Woolston, M.S. HealthDay: News for Healthier Living

Important Questions to Consider When Choosing a Senior Living Community

Taking Care of Your BrainBy Kelly O’Shea Carney, PhD, CMC

Save Time, Protect Assets, and Avoid Distress with a Well-Planned Estate– By Charles L Fehr, CFRE

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Staying at Home Vs. Moving to a Senior Living Facility

Caring for the Caregiver: Phoebe Offers Support for those Caring for Loved Ones with DementiaBy Kelly O’Shea Carney, PhD, CMC

 

External Resources

 

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Information
Medicare – www.medicare.gov
Stay up to date with all of the newest information from Medicare. You can also find drug plans for your area and review medication formularies.

Housing and Care Resources
LeadingAge PA – www.leadingagepa.org
LeadingAge, PA represents over 370 nonprofit providers of long-term care and housing services for 70,000 elderly residents across Pennsylvania.

LeadingAge – www.leadingage.org
LeadingAge is committed to advancing the vision of healthy, affordable, ethical long-term care for America.

How to Tour a Nursing Home – www.leadingage.org
Click here for tips from AAHSA on how to tour a nursing home

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) – www.chhsm.org
An association of health and human service organizations and programs recognized as an expression of the ministry and mission of the United Church of Christ.

Quality Insights of Pennsylvania – www.qipa.org
Quality Insights of Pennsylvania protects Medicare patient rights and works collaboratively with hospitals and other health care providers in Pennsylvania to assist them in their efforts to improve the quality of the care they deliver.

Pastoral Care

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Centers (ACPE) – www.acpe.edu
ACPE is a multicultural, multi-faith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through clinical educational methods.

Association of Professional Chaplains – www.professionalchaplains.org
An interfaith professional pastoral care association of providers of pastoral care endorsed by faith groups to serve persons in physical, spiritual or mental need in diverse settings throughout the world.

Pennsylvania Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ – www.psec.org
This site is a link to the life and work of more than 200 congregations and 350 ministries in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Penn Northeast Conference of the United Church of Christ – www.pnec.org
The Penn Northeast Conference is made up of United Church of Christ churches in northeast Pennsylvania.

Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ -www.pccucc.org
Penn Central Conference is made up of 214 churches in the central part of Pennsylvania from the New York border to the Maryland border.

Support

Family Caregiver Alliance – www.caregiver.org
FCA addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association Family Caregiver – www.alz.org/Care/overview
This page of the Alzheimer’s Association’s website provides family and friends with information on care strategies for Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern PA Chapter – www.alz.org/desjsepa
The Delaware Valley Chapter is an alliance of family members and professionals dedicated to helping people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families through education, advocacy, and support.

Information on Aging

Berks County Area Agency on Aging – www.berksaging.org
The BCOA is responsible for planning, developing and coordinating services to the 70,000-plus Berks County residents age 60 and older.

Lehigh County Area Agency on Aging – www.lehighcounty.org
This office advocates for Lehigh County residents and provides a wide range of services and information to help keep adults well informed.

Northampton County Area Agency on Aging – www.northamptoncounty.org
They provide local services, act as advocates, and generally assist older citizens to remain active in their communities. The site lists all of the services provided by the Agency.

Department of Health and Human Services Agencies on Aging – www.aoa.gov
The Administration on Aging provides links to major web resources on selected topics and issues in Aging from Alzheimer’s disease to Workforce and Aging.

Administration on Aging – www.aoa.gov
The Administration on Aging’s ElderPage contains information for older persons and families including how to contact local agencies for help and electronic booklets on retirement living, home modification, transportation, and care-giving.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – www.aarp.org
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over.

Active Living

Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center – www.lehighseniors.org
The Lehigh County Senior Center provides classes, seminars, educational programs, recreational activities and social events for residents of Lehigh County, PA age 55 and older.

Elderhostel Adventures in Lifelong Learning – www.elderhostel.org
Elderhostel is the worldwide leader among education and travel organizations for adults age 55 and older, providing lifelong learning opportunities at an excellent value.

Other Links

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation – www.lehighvalley.org
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit one-stop, full-service business and economic development agency. Membership-based, LVEDC assists businesses by providing them with regional, economic and demographic information, finance and business incentives, site and facility availability, business networking, and workforce services.

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