Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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The Right Way To Communicate With An Alzheimer’s Patient

The right way to communicate with an Alzheimer’s patient is very different than communicating with a non-impaired person. The first ingredient a caregiver needs is patience, lot’s of it. If you don’t have patience, you have no chance.   The need for patience is because they have trouble remembering things. They struggle to find words…

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National Patient Recognition Week

National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.

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Superbugs In The Headlines, Learn How To Protect Yourself

Superbugs like the flu strains and the coronavirus are today’s headline news and instilling fear in people in the U.S. and across the world. Indeed, there is much to be concerned about, especially for senior citizens, who have weakened immune systems.   For example, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a report that…

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Celebrating Activity Professionals Week

Activity Professionals are part of a vitally important profession that helps people live a life that is full of fun and meaningful activities. The holistic and person-directed approach to caring for our elders is a site to behold. We would like to especially acknowledge and applaud our Activity Professionals on the great work they do!

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Honoring Glaucoma Awareness Month

As the population of the United States ages, the number of age-related eye disease cases is projected to grow. Glaucoma, one of the most common eye diseases, currently affects nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older, according to the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems.” Additionally,…

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Technology Provides Faster Care For Patients With Neurologic Issues

Technology in the form of video consultations, aka telehealth, is providing faster care for people suffering from neurologic disorders. Diagnoses are as accurate as an in-office or at a health care facility.   This development could not have come at a better time. The reason: There is a growing shortage of neurologists in the health…

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