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October 10, 2018

Skilled Nursing Facility - Princeton WV

What You Need to Know About Modern Nursing Home Options

There are some things you should know about modern nursing homes since separating myth from fact won’t just put your mind at ease. It can also help you considerably when the time comes to transition yourself or a loved one to long-term care at a skilled nursing facility like Princeton Health Care Center. Is it […]

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June 7, 2018

Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Staying Healthy as We Age: Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Malnutrition weakens the body and mind, and leaves many people vulnerable to a wide range of health issues. The problem is especially acute for older Americans since several factors make it harder to eat right. We don’t have as much of an appetite as we used to, we don’t always feel up to cooking (or […]

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June 7, 2018

Preparing Your Loved One to Move to Long Term Care

Preparing your Loved One to Move into Long-Term Care

The challenges of transitioning a loved one to a long-term care facility in WV aren’t over simply because you’ve had the conversation and made a hard but loving choice. You’ll also need to prepare your loved one to move from their current home to their new one, which poses a new set of questions. Princeton […]

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June 7, 2018

Respiratory Therapy - Princeton, WV

Understanding Respiratory Therapy and Its Potential Benefits

Respiratory illnesses and disorders can occur at any age and take many forms. Sometimes these issues are from a minor upper respiratory infection during allergy season, other times it could be the case of pneumonia setting in after a long illness, or even lung cancer brought on by a lifetime of smoking. These respiratory issues […]

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May 10, 2018

Heart Health Tips for Seniors

Five Heart Health Tips for Seniors

Cardiovascular disease is America’s leading cause of death. One in three adults — that’s one person every 38 seconds —  dies of causes related to heart disease. The risks go up as we grow older, so if you’re concerned about you or your loved one’s heart health, it’s always a good idea to see how […]

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May 10, 2018

Healthy Activities for Seniors

The Best Hobbies and Activities for Seniors

If some of the shine has gone off your golden years, it’s time to change your routine. Getting active, or taking up a hobby, doesn’t just get you out of the house. It helps keep you from dwelling on your own thoughts, put your cares aside, and get back to enjoying your time like you […]

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May 10, 2018

Long-Term Care Facility - Princeton, WV

Reasons to Consider Long-Term Care for Your Loved One

Any number of health conditions, from serious injury to dementia and Alzheimer’s, can rob older adults of their ability to perform many routine tasks they would earlier have taken for granted. Activities like home maintenance, financial management, and even simpler tasks like eating, bathing, and dressing pose seemingly insurmountable challenges. If your loved one is […]

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April 5, 2018

Speech Therapy - Princeton Health Care Center - Princeton, WV

Speech Therapy Options at Princeton Health

Many caregivers with young children are already familiar with the work done by speech-language pathologists. What many don’t realize is that these professionals can be a big help to their aging parents and loved ones. The aftermath of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, certain cancers, or conditions like achalasia can lead to difficulties not only […]

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April 5, 2018

Occupational Therapy - Princeton Health Care Center - Princeton, WV

What is Occupational Therapy?

“Mobility is essential for getting through the day, whether you need to walk across a room to the bathroom or kitchen, get out of bed or a chair, or walk through a grocery store,” says Heidi Godman of the Harvard Health Letter. It’s an obvious enough thing to say, but it underscores an important point: […]

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April 5, 2018

Physical Therapy - Princeton Health Care Center - Princeton, WV

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

A lack of exercise and physical activity can have disastrous health consequences. Johns Hopkins lists obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, increased cancer risk, cardiovascular issues, and premature death as having a direct correlation to inactivity, and points out that these risks are compounded by age. Mindful of this connection, Princeton Health Care Center […]

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March 8, 2018

Elderly Care - Winter Safety Tips - Princeton Health Care Center

Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients: Winter Safety Tips

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is a full-time job unto itself, but wintertime layers additional challenges on caregivers’ already full routines. Darkness, slippery conditions, and more winter weather factors all seem to conspire to make caring for those with dementia even more fraught than usual. Princeton Health Care Center has some simple advice […]

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March 8, 2018

Pain Management Care - Princeton Health Care Center

Understanding Pain Management Options for Cancer Patients

Cancer treatment in the United States has improved slowly but steadily, thanks to relentless research leading to advanced treatments that prolong life and improve outcomes. The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows a rise in five-year survival rates from 50 percent to 66 percent. Even as treatment evolves, the pain […]

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March 8, 2018

Dementia Professional Care - Princeton Health Care Center

Steps to Take When Your Loved One Needs Professional Care for Dementia

If you’ve exhausted your options trying to care with a loved one with dementia in the comfort of their home or yours, you may have come to a difficult but necessary decision: to find long-term dementia care. There are a number of key steps that you should take — and a particular order in which […]

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February 9, 2018

Wound Care - Princeton Health Care Center

Types of Wounds and Professional Services for Wound Care

Age has its benefits, like wisdom and the ability to pull rank for a larger slice of birthday cake. But it has its drawbacks as well. One of them is the simple fact that we don’t heal as quickly as we did in our youth. That makes wound care more complicated than simply applying a […]

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February 9, 2018

Pain Management - Princeton Health Care Center

The Emerging Trends in Pain Assessment and Management

Training is an important part of our approach at Princeton Health Care Center. We take a great deal of pride in the work we do every day, and our continual efforts to stay abreast of the latest developments in our respective fields plays a significant part of the quality we deliver your loved ones. With […]

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February 9, 2018

Skilled Nursing Facility

How to Choose a Skilled Nursing Facility for Your Loved One

It isn’t easy to choose a skilled nursing facility for someone you love. However, families who find their resources, time, or capabilities stretched thin often find themselves faced with this difficult decision, and often worry whether they’re making the right choice. Difficult, but — if you know the right questions to ask, and the right […]

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January 9, 2018

Pain Management

Pain Management: Dealing with the Psychological Effects

It’s a subject of considerable debate in the medical world: what is the pain threshold and pain perception for patients suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? One school of thought holds that these patients have a higher pain threshold and lower pain perception; another holds that these individuals sense pain no differently than anyone else, […]

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January 9, 2018

Physiological Effects of Alzheimer's or Dementia

Helping A Loved One Deal with Pain: The Physiological Effects

If you have children, you recall how difficult it was to treat illnesses and everyday aches and pains. After all, before they’ve learned to talk, children can’t articulate what’s wrong. The Princeton Health Care Center staff and many caregivers we encounter daily are reminded of this frustration when we help patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. […]

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January 9, 2018

IV Therapy Benefits

Learn the Basics of IV Therapy and Its Potential Benefits

Intravenous therapy, also called infusion therapy, is a process by which drugs and/or fluids are administered directly into the veins. IV therapies are many and varied, used in both hospitals and outpatient settings to treat anything from dehydration or malnutrition to fibromyalgia and pain management. Some IV therapies use a drip, while others — including […]

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December 11, 2017

Medicare Coverage - Long-Term Health Care Center

Financial Implications of Long-term Care: Medicare Coverage

US News reports that as of the last census in 2010, there were 40.3 million people ages 65 and over. That number jumped 5.3 percent from the prior census in 2000. As the Baby Boomers come of age, an ever-growing percentage of the population is living longer and healthier lives. That’s a good thing, but […]

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