Routine Schedules a Must for Individuals with Alzheimer’s
By Gina Sides, Memory Center Manager, Saint Simeon’s Everyone needs a purpose for getting out of bed each morning. Without some type of incentive, people tend to become depressed, feeling as though they have nothing of value to offer society. The same holds true with dementia victims. The best way to help dementia patients cope...Read more
Welcome to the Saint Simeon’s Blog!
We’re so glad you’ve stopped by! This blog is a spot for the friends and family of Residents and even Residents and staff of Saint Simeon’s to stay informed about what’s going on at our campus and with our Residents. Here, you’ll be able to find even more stories than what can be found in...Read more
Safeguarding Against Senior Identity Theft
By Sheila Burba, Medicare Assistance Program Counselor, Life Senior Services A common scam targeting seniors is identity theft. Identity theft occurs when without your consent, someone uses your personal information (Social Security, credit card, or driver’s license number) to access your accounts, open up new accounts, or apply for loans or mortgages. Medical identity theft...Read more
Water exercise: Debunking “No pain; no gain”
By Dr. Mary Nole, Director of Saint Simeon’s Wellness Center No pain, no gain – or so the saying goes. Contrary to popular belief, though, exercise does not have to hurt in order to be effective. Water exercise can be a pain-free, fun form of exercise for senior adults. In fact, water exercise has been...Read more
Are Men Getting Healthier?
By Gina Sides, RN, Manager of Saint Simeon’s Memory Center According to a recent report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the life expectancy for U.S. males grew by 4.6 years between 1989 and 2009. It is predicted the modern men will live to be an average age of 76.2 vs. 81.3...Read more
Alzheimer’s Disease: Just What Is It, and What Can I Do About It?
In this presentation by Saint Simeon’s Director of Nursing, Sue Slama, learn symptoms and causes of dementia, stages of Alzheimer’s disease, treatments and more. Download the PowerPoint presentation here.Read more
6 Ways to Protect Your Joints
By Dr. Mary Nole, Director of the Wellness Center at Saint Simeon’s Joint protection is a proven strategy to help you manage arthritis pain and perform daily activities more easily. Arthritic joints can’t tolerate as much stress as healthy joints can, so pushing, pulling or twisting motions can be painful. Dr. Mary Nole shares six...Read more