More Masks Coming For Health Care Workers Fighting Coronavirus

More masks are on their way to healthcare workers around the United States to help them fight the coronavirus. Both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement over the weekend.   The Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law last Wednesday, extends liability protection to all industrial N95 masks. The Federal…

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Coronavirus Testing Expands to Thousands of Labs Across USA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is now expanded to thousands of labs across the United States. After a brief delay, necessary to get the infrastructure into place, citizens can now get tested at a local nearby facility.   More than 2,000 labs across the country will start processing tests for COVID-19 early this week, Vice President Mike…

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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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Relaxation Techniques For Reducing Stress

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Life is full of stressful moments. Even for someone fortunate enough to have their needs met at a premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation center like Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center, life comes with times of stress. This is why it’s important to learn relaxation techniques, which can help you weather the stormy situations without losing your…

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Rehabilitation At Skilled Nursing Facilities

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A common concern that elderly people face after a fall or hospitalization is deciding on the right rehabilitation plan. As someone caring for your loved one, you definitely want them to get only the best care. But, you likely don’t know where to start and would probably like to know more about rehabilitation at skilled…

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Social Work Month And World Social Work Day

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March is a special time of the year, partially because it is Social Work Month. And March 19 especially stands out as it is the official World Social Work day this year. World Social Work Day Social Work Day is always on the third Tuesday of March. It “is when we celebrate and recognise social…

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Helping Seniors Feel Understood

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People want to be heard and understood. Period. It sounds simple, but so many people don’t realize just how vital this basic need is at all ages. We all need to feel like someone is listening and gets it. And seniors are no different. Seniors have their unique needs and often need assistance, and as…

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Benefits Of Playing A Musical Instrument


Do you play a musical instrument? If you don’t, maybe it’s time you started. After you see just how beneficial playing an instrument can be for you, you’ll probably want to. Here are three benefits of playing a musical instrument. Stress Reduction There are no shortage of reasons to fret. And too much fretting will…

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Smiling Benefits

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Are you someone who smiles naturally? If you are, you have an advantage. As you’ll soon see, smiling benefits are powerful and not something you’d want to pass up on. But, thankfully, you don’t have to be a natural to reap the benefits of smiling. It’s a straightforward skill to learn. “A smile is happiness…

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Dealing With The Winter Blues

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Have you ever heard of the winter blues? You might be surprised to know that there’s actually science behind this idea. According to the Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that affects most people from fall throughout the winter. It can make you feel moody and take away your energy. But…

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