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January 25, 2022

Read here to learn some social activities for seniors in skilled nursing facilities.

Senior Care Tips: Social Activities in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Seniors who move to a skilled nursing facility are more involved in social activities than those who are not. This is because there are more caregiving resources in skilled nursing facilities than at home. The facility helps seniors’ healthcare needs and provides an active lifestyle in physical and social engagements. So, if you’re looking for […]

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October 4, 2021

A senior sitting in front of a woman. | Dementia

Talking to a Loved One About Their Dementia

Watching older family members and longtime friends suffering from a decline in health is difficult and often emotionally draining. It is also a universal experience that everyone must eventually face. The role reversal involved when having to initiate tough conversations with those who have been respected elders for a lifetime can be jarring for both […]

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September 14, 2021

A senior looking outside through a window. | Long-Term Care Facility

When Is It Time for a Long-Term Care Facility?

Aging in place is a goal of many aging seniors but it is not always the right choice for every family. Many older adults do not have family members in the area to provide the level of care that is needed. Unpaid caregivers find themselves overwhelmed by the needs of their aging parents or spouses […]

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August 16, 2021

A senior holding a squeeze ball. | Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy in Long-Term Care in Princeton, WV

Seniors often come to live in skilled nursing care facilities because they have extensive medical needs that would benefit from onsite medical care. A quality long-term care facility can offer a variety of healthcare services and social opportunities in a safe space to help residents with all levels of care. Occupational therapy services offered at […]

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July 13, 2021

A brain model. | Memory Loss and Dementia

Knowing the Difference Between Aging Memory Loss and Dementia

Changes in cognition and memory loss are common as we age, but sometimes these symptoms indicate a more pressing medical diagnosis. It is important to recognize the signs of dementia in your loved ones so you can get them the proper care. Simple Forgetfulness vs Mild Cognitive Impairment Most people experience simple cognitive changes as […]

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June 4, 2021

A syringe | Intravenous Therapy

Is Intravenous Therapy More Beneficial to Seniors Taking Medication?

At Princeton Health Care Center, we have been serving the needs of seniors in southern West Virginia since 1981. We are proud to offer specialized care to patients suffering from conditions that have advanced to the point where they are unsafe at home or have no one who can care for them appropriately. We are […]

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May 6, 2021

A man stretching his arms | Staying Healthy and Active

Tips for Staying Healthy and Active As You Age

Aging is inevitable. Aging poorly is not. As we get older, our bodies may slow down a bit, especially if we develop illnesses that limit our mobility or make it necessary to move into a skilled nursing home. Adverse medical conditions often lead to a vicious cycle of pain and depression that keeps patients from […]

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April 2, 2021

An illustration of the human respiratory system | Respiratory Issues

Common Causes of Respiratory Issues With Seniors

Breathing is one of the most basic functions of the human body and without it, we cannot survive. In humans, the respiratory system that helps us breathe properly consists of the mouth, nose, larynx, voice box, lungs, and diaphragm, as well as bronchial tubes, capillaries, bronchioles, and alveoli. When any of these parts are damaged […]

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March 12, 2021

How to Celebrate Easter with Loved Ones in Long-Term Care Facilities

With Easter coming up on April 4, it’s time to make plans for celebrations with family, whether that means attending church services, going on Easter egg hunts, enjoying dinner, or just spending time together – as safely as possible. If one of your family members is a resident of a long-term care facility, you can […]

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February 5, 2021

Questions to Ask When Looking for a Skilled Nursing Facility

Making the decision to place a parent or spouse in a skilled nursing facility is never easy. While some people are able to age in place with the assistance of family, friends, and part-time professionals, this is not possible for all seniors. If there is no one available to help regularly or your loved one […]

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January 11, 2021

Tips and Tricks for Staying Active in the Winter

Much like bears, many people tend to hibernate during the winter months. Colder temperatures make going outside less appealing and it may seem more comfortable to curl under a blanket and watch television or read a book. While these activities can be very enjoyable, remaining active has many benefits that extend beyond the physical. In […]

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December 7, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions With Your Loved Ones

The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a very strange year for individuals living in long-term care facilities. Between health risks and lockdown orders, many seniors have been removed from their family and friends at a time when connection is most important. As the year draws to a close, people all over the world will make […]

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November 19, 2020

CMS Thanksgiving Guidance

Please see the latest guidance regarding nursing homes and Thanksgiving visitation amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic from CMS: CMS Holiday Leave Alert FINAL 11-17-2020

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November 3, 2020


2020 has not been an easy year for anyone, least of all long-term care facilities. As the COVID-19 pandemic has raged on, healthcare professionals working with seniors and those with debilitating medical conditions have been challenged like never before. Physical health risks,  social distancing orders, and long hours have plagued the world of skilled nursing […]

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October 6, 2020

Do I need a flu shot?

Flu season is upon us once again and medical professionals everywhere are encouraging their patients to take care of themselves and take action to boost their immune systems in order to have the healthiest Fall and Winter possible. Though influenza is uncomfortable for all people, seniors and those with other healthcare concerns, as well as […]

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October 6, 2020

Common Reasons To See A Speech Pathologist

When people think of speech therapy,  they often imagine small children playing games that help them to eliminate stutters or lisps, but communication problems can arise at any age and it is necessary that these conditions are dealt with as quickly and effectively as possible. Many of the conditions that are common in older adulthood […]

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October 6, 2020

How Physical Therapy Also Helps You Mentally

People usually end up in physical therapy as a result of an illness or injury that affects mobility in some way. Many seniors in skilled nursing care suffer from conditions such as osteoporosis, decreased muscle strength, or arthritis, that limit their ability to get around easily and without pain. Strokes, Parkinson’s disease, and infections can […]

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September 1, 2020

Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Scientists have yet to find a cure or definitive cause for Alzheimer’s or dementia, but we do know that neither is an inevitable companion with age. Lifestyle habits can go a long way towards keeping the mind young and functional, and early dementia care can slow down the symptoms once they begin to appear. Though […]

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