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Finding solace in art

Written by Dominique Coslett. On warm summer Friday afternoons, a group of guests at Allied Services Hospice Center in Scranton spend time with their loved ones in a unique way. Carrying newspaper-wrapped canvases, participants of the Good Grief Art program gather on the back porch overlooking the garden. As they walk past the front table, they [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:12+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Hospice, Resources|0 Comments

Hope for people living with scoliosis: introducing the Schroth Method at Allied Services

Scoliosis is a three-dimensional abnormality of the spine and trunk. Historically, Scoliosis treatments were limited to bracing or surgery. Today, there is an additional nonsurgical treatment option available: the Schroth Method. The Schroth Method is a personalized physical therapy regimen that can only be directed and supervised by a Schroth certified physical therapist. It uses curve [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:19+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Passion for Palliation & End of Life Care – Laura Marion, RN, BSN, Director of Allied Services Hospice

Article Feature by NEPA 12 VITAL SIGNS April 30th marked the 12th anniversary of my father’s death due to metastatic pancreatic cancer at only 68 years old. My father, widely known as “The Captain” as he earned this rank in the Scranton Fire Dept., was my biggest fan and quite possibly, my toughest critic. Interestingly, my [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:19+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: General News, Resources|0 Comments

Technology at Allied Services: Virtual Reality, Robotics and Intelligent Gravity Compensation

Allied Services Integrated Health System is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for its patients. That means providing access to the most qualified, experienced and caring therapists and staff. It also means maintaining a focus on advancements in technology that can benefit patients. In 2017, Allied Services introduced patients to two new devices developed by [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:39+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Technology at Allied Services: Virtual Reality, Robotics and Intelligent Gravity Compensation

Living with SCI: Technology, Therapy & Trends

“I went from relying on so many people, my family, my doctors and therapists.  Now I am living alone, and am fully independent,” says Kiel. “When my accident happened, I was so young I didn’t realize what I’d have to do. But now I’m totally fine all by myself.” - Kiel Eigen, Host [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:10:58+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Living with SCI: Technology, Therapy & Trends

Exercise and Parkinson Wellness: What We’re Learning

Parkinson’s disease (PD) progressively impairs movement through the depletion of the neurotransmitter dopamine. By diagnosis, patients with PD have lost at least 50% of their dopamine-producing neurons and are already less active than their peers. Dopamine loss produces both motor and non-motor symptoms.  Classic motor symptoms include bradykinesia (slow movement), hypokinesia (small movement), rigidity, resting tremor, [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:11:02+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Tips for Parents: Language Expansion at Home

By profession and training, speech pathologists have the ability to affect change in their patients’ ability to communicate. However, parents are the some of the best teachers of language. They have the most opportunities to impact a child’s language development, but when you have a child with a speech disorder, you may not know where to start. […]

By | 2018-11-27T12:11:09+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Tips for Parents: Language Expansion at Home

Rehab technology developed in Europe offers relief to Lymphedema patients in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Allied Services Integrated Health System continues to make investing in cutting edge rehabilitation technology a priority for its patients. Now, a new device developed in Finland is providing lymphedema patients with a new source of relief from their symptoms. Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling of the arm, leg or other body part due to an excessive [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:11:15+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Rehab technology developed in Europe offers relief to Lymphedema patients in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Advanced Technology at Allied offers improvements for Stroke and Brain Injury Patients

Allied Services Integrated Health System continues to make investing in cutting edge rehabilitation technology a priority for its patients. For more than a decade, patients at Allied have benefited from the Reo, a device delivering therapy for neuro-rehabilitation of the upper extremities following stroke, head injury or other neurological diagnosis. This form of robotic-assisted therapy assists [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:11:31+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Importance of Nutrition and Diet for Good Health

Allied Services was asked by the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) to lend its staff expertise in an effort to educate caregivers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and enrich provider competency in home-based care settings. In the first of two education videos, "Importance of Nutrition and Diet for Good Health", PHA incorporated the knowledge of Stephanie Falvo, [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:11:37+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Categories: Resources|0 Comments