Alzheimer’s/Dementia Community Education Group

January 30, 2014


Teepa Snow: Author, Speaker, Educator

Please join us at our next Alzheimer’s/Dementia Community Education Group being held at the Willow Valley Medical Center Community Room in Willow Street.  We will be reviewing Teepa Snow’s “Gems of Caregiving”


Elaine Potts, LCSW and group facilitator will present Teepa’s take on the different levels of dementia and how a caregiver can most effectively understand and work with their loved one at those specific stages. Handouts and snacks provided.


Elaine Potts: LCSW and group facilitator


This is an open group that meets monthly and welcomes all caregivers dealing with any form of memory loss issues.  Please call the office of PA Home Care for any additional information on the group (717-464-2006), or go to our website at, or find us on Facebook


We hope to see you there!



Heart Healthy Sweet Treat from the American Heart Association

January 23, 2014

American Heart Association


Serves 8; 1/2 cup per serving


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium sweet apples, such as Rome Beauty or Gala, peeled, each sliced into 10 wedges
  • 3 tablespoons light tub margarine

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories                                   101
  • Total Fat                                 2.0 g
  • Saturated Fat                         0.0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat            0.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat         1.0 g
  • Cholesterol                            0 mg
  • Sodium                                   61 mg
  • Carbohydrates                     21 g
  • Fiber                                       3 g
  • Sugars                                   14 g
  • Protein                                  1 g


Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 1 1/2-quart glass casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In the casserole dish, layer in order half each of the sweet potatoes, apples, and cinnamon-sugar. Dot with about half the margarine. Repeat.
  4. Bake, covered, for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes and apples are soft.

© American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes like this from our Go Red For Women magazine cookbooks published by Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) at


From the American Heart Association – Go Red for Women

January 21, 2014

PA Home Care of Lancaster, Proud to Support

American Heart Association – Go Red for Women

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American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Ad Council Launch National Public Service Advertising Campaign to Address the No. 1 Killer of Women in the U.S.: Heart Disease

New Go Red for Women PSAs, Created in Partnership with Warner Bros., Feature Character and Scenes fromThe LEGO® Movie to Increase Awareness of Heart Disease in Women

One out of every three deaths among women in the U.S. each year is attributed to cardiovascular diseases including heart disease and stroke, making it the No. 1 killer of women in this country and causing more fatalities than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. However, only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. In an effort to raise awareness of heart disease and empower women with the necessary tools to lead heart healthy lives, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and the Ad Council are launching a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign today as an extension of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. The launch precedes National Wear Red Day® on Feb. 7, which marks the 10th anniversary of Go Red For Women.

The LEGO Movie and Go Red For Women

Created pro bono by Warner Bros., the new television ads feature scenes and characters from the upcoming The LEGO Movie, encouraging audiences, “It’s time to Go Red For Women.” Voiced by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks, the film character Wyldstyle empowers women, asking them to “Stand stronger, shout louder and demand change.” Audiences are directed to where they can access more information on the disease, including risk factors and symptoms, as well as preventative tips and tools to lead a healthier lifestyle.

In theaters Feb. 7, 2014, The LEGO Movie is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure.  It starsChris PrattWill FerrellElizabeth BanksWill ArnettNick OffermanAlison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

“The American Heart Association is grateful for the opportunity to work with both the Ad Council and Warner Brothers on this entertaining and informative public service announcement that will harness the unique magic movies and their characters have to increase women’s awareness about their No. 1 killer – heart disease,” said Dr. Jennifer Mieres, Professor of Cardiology at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine and Go Red For Women spokesperson. “While raising funds for women-related education and research is imperative to our success, collaboration with creative partners to create engaging and relevant content also allows the AHA to spark positive behavior change in women and their families.”

Women’s “silent killer”

An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular disease, resulting in over 400,000 deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association.  The symptoms of cardiovascular disease, such as shortness of breath, nausea, back pain and sweating, can be easy to miss and sometimes not outwardly apparent, causing it to be known as a “silent killer.” However, by knowing the risk factors and taking simple steps like stop smoking, regular physical activity, eating a heart healthy diet and blood pressure monitoring, women can decrease their chances of heart illness.

“Heart disease claims the life of nearly one woman in the United States every minute,” said Peggy Conlon, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “But many women continue to falsely believe the disease is one that just targets men or the elderly and don’t take enough action to reduce their personal risk. Together with longstanding partners the American Heart Association and Warner Brothers, we know we can have an impact on this critical health issue”.

Kathy Spence, Co-Owner and Janis Swartz, RN PA HOME CARE proudly supports GO RED for Women...

Kathy Spence, Co-Owner and Janis Swartz, RN
PA HOME CARE proudly supports GO RED for Women…

Join PA Home Care of Lancaster as we proudly support the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and raise awareness  –  GO RED!!!

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