Happy Thanksgiving from Hope Health Advocacy! We'd like to extend a big thank you to both our new and existing clients for helping us grow and share in the mission of HHA this year.We believe no one should have to face the healthcare system alone. Dealing with multiple healthcare providers and insurance companies can become stressful, especially during a major health event. We are here to help you more easily navigate the healthcare system. We can coordinate care and appointments, assist you in making decisions by providing helpful resources, review and optimize medications, and assist with some insurance issues.If you feel like all of your Googling is getting you nowhere, you've come to the right place. Taking care of your or a loved one's health is stressful enough. Add in communication breakdowns, insurance companies, and complicated medication issues, and you have a fast pass to a meltdown.Wondering if a patient advocate can help? Book a discovery call here today!We wish everyone a great start to the holiday season! Be safe and stay healthy!
Ingredients 2 large avocados chilled 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk 1/3 cup raw cacao powder 1/3 cup maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla extract Optional Toppings hazelnuts roughly chopped sea salt Instructions1. Slice avocados in half and remove the pit.2. Scoop out the flesh into a food processor.3. Add the remaining ingredients.4. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.5. Test and see if youd like to add any additional sweetener.6. Divide the chocolate avocado pudding into four serving bowls.7. Serve with your favorite toppings such as hazelnuts or sea salt. The HASS Avocado Board supports nutrient research suggesting one avocado a day increases lutein levels. Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found in the human eye, the macula & the retina. Higher lutein levels improve the macula, retina, cognitive performance, skin, joint, and cellular health in older adults. Editors Note: This recipe was submitted by Marla Turnbull, Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach and Owner of Natures Divine Healing. She can be reached at 412-302-4638 or at Marla@NaturesDivineHealing.com.
Retirement is something everyone dreams of. However, as you near the age of retirement there are a few things you should do to prepare. Here are some ways to ensure you have the best retirement possible! SET GOALSCreating goals can help you get a better vision of your future during retirement. Try to set at least 3-5 realistic goals. What kind of lifestyle you want and who you want to be around? Do you want to spend more time with family and friends? Get involved in the community? Take some time to travel? Then get more specific. For instance, if you want to travel, think about where you want to go and how long you want to stay there. Do you want to travel internationally? Go somewhere warm?EVALUATE YOUR FINANCESAn essential part of having a successful retirement is having enough money saved up for when you arent working. At the start of your career, you probably enrolled in your companys 401(k) program or opened a similar account to prepare for retirement. While these will probably have you covered, its smart to evaluate your current financial situation to ensure you have enough money saved.Once you know what your income will be during retirement, create a budget to live off of. If you have debt, make a plan to pay it off before you retire. Remember, itll be much harder to tackle debt payments without your normal income from work; its best to be proactive!FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTHBeing healthy will make retirement much more enjoyable and will allow you the freedom to do whatever you want! Be proactive and schedule preventative checkups with your doctor so you can make a plan to improve your health or get treatment for any serious conditions. You should also continue to stay active and exercise regularly to maintain your muscle and bone strength. Eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, and focus on your mental health so youre ready for this lifestyle change!CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONSThink about your retirement goals and where you envision yourself later in life. Moving into an independent living community might be the right choice for you! In these communities, you can meet new people, participate in social events, and have access to luxurious amenities (like room service, fitness centers, gourmet chefs, and more!). Editors Note: This article has been submitted South Hills Square Retirement Resort. Contact them today to discover the benefits of all-inclusive retirement living at 412-253-6100.
Gateway Hospice seeks to provide the highest quality care to individuals in need of specialized end of life care. They provide supportive services wherever the patient calls "home". Hospice focuses on pain and symptom management for individuals with life-limiting illness. Our hospice cornerstone is to treat the whole person body, mind, and spirit and not just the disease. Hospice enables patients to carry on a pain-free lifestyle, while supporting the patient, family, and caregivers with dignity, comfort, and peace of mind, when aggressive medicine is no longer desired or appropriate.