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April 2, 2021

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

A Big THANK YOU!!!

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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