Health & Wellness
Let’s face it: ALL of us at one point in our lives wanted to lose weight and have a better-looking body. But NONE of us wanted to put in the actual hard work that it takes to have shed those pounds and tone ourselves. Luckily, there are very simple and effortless tactics you can employ so you can eat better without putting in extra work!
Contrary to common misconceptions, arthritis is not any singular ailment. Arthritis actually consists of a category of conditions that includes any disorder which affects joints.
When miniature horses trot the hallways of a Centers Health Care facility, it is hard to find anything but smiles. Some critics may think that such a visit is a gimmick that provides only superficial happiness. But the reality of it is that these therapy animals provide so much more than what can be captured by a camera.
After a long winter, the prospect of months full of sun is an exciting one. Whether it’s outdoor barbecues, a day at the beach, or just sitting in a park with a nice book, the summer offers a multitude of chances for plenty of fun in the sun. However, there are some reasons to be vigilant.
Words alone cannot describe the love we have for the elderly in our community. However, we don’t always remember that sometimes the elderly can more easily be taken advantage of, and even abused.
Call off the search parties, the fountain of youth has been found! It’s at your local gym, on the bike path, and in the swimming pool ;)
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Over 47 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s is the 6th most fatal disease in the United States. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may be confused with signs of normal aging, like memory loss and decreased cognitive function, but the brain’s decline caused by this disease is far from normal.
As June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, there is no better time to call attention to Alzheimer’s disease and its effects. Naturally, these characteristics make Alzheimer’s disease an acute focus of Centers Health Care.
More and more seniors have been embracing their athletic sides, smashing yet another stereotype
At Centers Health Care, we know the importance of heart health. It’s even the first word in our motto: Heart. Home. Health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease is the number one cause of death globally. That’s why it is essential to know the major types of heart issues and some ways to manage them or stop them before they start.
Dehydration is a lot more common than we think, especially in the elderly population. As we get older, our senses become dull so we won’t always notice when we’re thirsty. If left unchecked, severe hydration can lead to urinary tract infections, confusion, weakness, pneumonia, pressure ulcers in bed-ridden patients, or even death.
Today, April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day. Parkinson’s disease affects millions worldwide, affecting mostly the elderly but younger people could still experience symptoms without a cure.
When a bad cold is going around, many people make some effort to protect themselves. But colds don’t seem like that big a deal since they don’t last very long and even a really nasty cold isn’t that crippling. However, for certain vulnerable members of the population, even the common cold can be dangerous. For seniors, a cold can cause complications and infections.
Seniors are one of the most vulnerable members of our society to scams. Scammers are more than eager to take advantage of seniors. What makes seniors such a desirable target for scammers? And what can you do for your loved one to make sure that they don’t fall prey to a malicious scammer?
If stress is left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on our health and productivity. In fact, stress has been associated with physical problems like a weakened immune system, stomachaches, high blood pressure, hair loss, and headaches. So what can you do to combat stress?
March 9th is World Kidney Day. What are kidneys and why are they so integral to our health? The kidneys are responsible for a variety of essential bodily functions. From release the hormone that produces red blood cells to activating vitamin D for your bones, the kidneys are a mixed bag. However, the kidneys’ primary function is waste management or filtration.
If you are a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you might think about getting creative and exploring the benefits of art therapy as a release from the frustration of coping with Alzheimer’s symptoms.
As we get older, our bodies will need more vitamins and nutrients in order to sustain ourselves. And adequate nutrition may be overlooked as other major health issues might surface, like heart disease, surgery, or cognitive decline.
Donna Clark-McGrouty is March's Employee of the Month, congratulations to her!
Donna started as a P.C.A. on the Adult Home in December 2002, moved to Activities Dept. in April 2016, then onto House-keeping in August 2016.
The residents at Washington inspired her to write this beautiful poem.
Everyone will experience mild to severe arthritis at some point in our lives. So what can be done to dissolve the pain?
Some innocent habits we carry out on a daily basis may be contributing to memory loss.
As we age, our joints will get weaker. But there are 6 simple habits you can do now to keep your joints fortified so you won’t have to worry about mobility issues when you get older
There are common things people typically associate with yoga, which may or may not be true.
Sitting down is a lot like smoking; cigarettes don’t wreak havoc on your body overnight but when it does, the consequences are potentially fatal. What are the exact consequences of sitting down for too long?
You may be at risk yourself or you have experienced heart pain that may be a symptom of a deadly disease. How can you know for sure if you will fall victim to a fatal heart disease? The very first thing to do is separate fact from fiction.
Why is the need for blood so great? To put things in perspective, someone who was in a nasty car accident would need as many as 100 pints of blood. The blood donation process can only acquire up to 1 pint of blood per donor. 100 generous volunteers must come together to save the life of 1.
Protein is one of our body’s many building blocks, specifically for tissue and muscle mass. We need to consume a regular amount of protein on a daily basis in order to keep our bodies intact. Because protein is so crucial to our survival and diet, believe these five myths about protein can inflict more harm than good:
January is Blood Donor Month. Several of our facilities in Upstate New York are holding blood drives next month, so mark your calendars and donate blood! We all know that we need blood to survive. But did you know that there’s also a little bit of gold in our blood? Here are a few more fascinating facts about blood that you probably didn’t know about.
Fat has been vilified beyond belief. There are countless products and service to lose fat, blast belly fat, trim the fat, and so on. Many different foods have fat-free and low-fat iterations. We’ve been conditioned to believe that fat is bad and needs to be eliminated. The very word “fat” is hurled at people as insults. But…IS it as bad as we’ve been led to believe for so many years? No. Time for a little biology lesson: Fat 101.
Establishing the measures needed to get your parents care they deserve is challenging, especially if you cannot commit to being a full-time caregiver for whatever reason.
A good diet is crucial for an Alzheimer’s patient as poor nutrition can exacerbate negative behavior and could result in weight loss that they can’t afford to have. How can caregivers make sure that Alzheimer’s patients are properly nourished?
While you work on making a strong body, don’t forget about building a strong brain. Here are some of the best foods you can eat that your brain will thank you for.
You don’t need to exercise in order to lose weight. It can be done; the title is not just a clickbait headline. And it doesn’t require any expensive treatment, machine, pill, or fad diet.
2016 was a very uplifting year for all of us at Centers Health Care. Every single one of our facilities experienced monumental advancements as we continue to grow.
What comes to your mind when you hear the term “nursing home?” Whatever pops in your head is probably a myth, and these are the five most common myths that simply are not true:
The average amount of sleep humans get in a 24-hour period is 8 hours. That means we spend a third of our lives catching Z’s.
As featured in the Star Gazette. One of Steuben's favorite gals Phoebe is 100 years young!
Just thinking about stress or even typing/writing out the word might induce a headache. If left unmanaged, stress could become a silent killer. Luckily, there are a handful of techniques that are easy to do so you can overcome your stress once and for all.
Winter is coming…along with the cold and flu. Luckily, there are a handful of ways you can prevent yourself from getting overcome by nasty colds.
How can you tell if your loved one needs advanced treatment, the kind that can only be found in a facility?
Holidays at Centers Health Care is always a treat! And for this Thanksgiving, we mean that literally.
Millions of senior citizens nationwide live alone. Our senior citizens have done so much for all of us. They raised us, took care of us, taught us, and shaped us into the men and women that we are. Now it’s our turn to return the favor. Let us remind them that they are still very much loved
As seen in The Leader
As a tribute to Veteran's Day, we honor our brave men and women who fought courageously for our country. Some of these veterans have actually become our residents like Jack from Steuben, who shared his story with us.
More and more people in recent years have hit the triple digit ages. What is it about them that keeps them living for so long?
There’s a common saying floating around that states: “happiness comes from within.” We say that happiness can come from many external places as well as inner happiness. Wherever you draw happiness from will lead to a longer, more fulfilled life and the science proves it.
As seen in the Bushwick Daily
In this post, we’re going to go over some things that you might know about your own muscles and why you should start pumping iron yourself.
They don't promote senseless violence and they don't make people dumber. In fact, many studies have shown the exact opposite: video games improve cognitive functions
A recent study followed over one thousand senior citizens for a decade. The researchers found that those with a close network of multiple friends outlived those with fewer friends by 20%. Why is that?
What comes to your mind when you think of physical therapy? Do you think physical therapy consists of a lot of stretching, limping, and exercise perhaps? Or something only some people, like athletes for example, only need? There’s actually several myths surrounding physical therapy, and we’re going to debunk the 5 most common of them:
Centers Health Care welcomes the newest member to our continuum of skilled nursing and rehab facilities: Kingston Center in Kingston County, Rhode Island.
One of our favorite gals at Holliswood turned 103 today: Ms. Corine!
Fall is officially here, which mean flu season is sadly right around the corner.
On Tuesday, September 20th 2016, one of our residents at Triboro Center (formerly known as Daughters of Jacob,) celebrated her 106th birhtday party!
Centers Health Care has a new resident animal: this mini-horse, known as Dunkin. Dunkin has been on tour visiting Centers Health Care nursing homes and rehabilitation in upstate New York and recently southern New Jersey.
Ask any pet owner and they will tell you that a pet is more than just an animal that lives in your house. A pet is a cherished family member. And for senior citizens, especially those that have physical or mental disabilities, pets can be a lifesaver.
Grandparents are awesome. Every one of them has a unique story about how they were raised and how they raised your parents. And every one of them has valuable life lessons to share, ranging from shiny nuggets of wisdom about love, life, and family. This Sunday is a very special day dedicated to grandparents, so you have a chance to show them how much you care.
Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Health Care, a 300-bed facility that joined the Centers Health Care family only four years ago, has earned an overall 4-star facility rating by Medicare in their comparison of more than 15,000 Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes
Back pain is one of the most common afflictions we will ever face in our lives. In fact, back pain is so common in America that approximately one in four adults will have at least one day of back pain in any three-month period. Most instances aren’t serious and the back pain will go away naturally. But there are very simple things seniors can do to avoid the back pain altogether. Here are 4 simple things seniors can do to minimize back pain:
Many studies have shown that regular mental stimulation can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Your brain is the most powerful organ in your body. Keeping it active will protect it from the damage Alzheimer’s can wreak on it.
Art is more than just the creation of beautiful works for us to see and enjoy. Making art has proven to not only be enjoyable but therapeutic as well, especially for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
We’re not getting any younger. In fact, life expectancy in the United States is now up to 78. And as we get older, we’re getting happier. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Studies found that older people were generally less stressed and happier with their lives than people in their 20s and 30s.
It goes without saying that regular exercise is good for you and yield multiple health benefits. But the effects of those health benefits have an even bigger impact on senior citizens.
The signs are all there: in the foreseeable future your parents won’t be able to live safely by themselves anymore. You don’t have the space or resources to take care of your parents by yourself, so you have to consider a nursing home or assisted living facility where they can get the assistance they need.
You are not the first people to face this situation. It is extremely common. And there are way for you to talk effectively with your parents about making this move. Here are some things to keep in mind when having this conversation.
August 21 is National Senior Citizen's Day. It's a day where we honor our senior citizens for their wisdom and contributions to society. It's a day where we remind ourselves just how much our parents and grandparents mean to us and how much love and support they have given us for all of these years.
Words alone can’t describe the difficulty a family goes through when a loved one succumbs to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It’s hard seeing your parent’s slow but inexorable transformation into someone very different. But young children are often the most confused, and frightened. Why can’t their grandpa remember who they are? And why are they acting strange? Explaining these diseases to a child is difficult, but not impossible
Senior Wishes, the United Church Home Society (UCHS) group located in Orchard Park, has been making the wishes of Western New York’s elderly come true for the past three years. And thanks to Centers Health Care and their Buffalo Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and Waterfront Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, they made one local resident very happy indeed
Centers Health Care is proud to continue to sponsor the wonderful Tim Gullo Super Stocks Racing Team. Come find out more about our team, and how you can help cheer on our stock car racing drivers!
Have you spoken with your health care provider about aspirin therapy? Some residents at Suffolk Center suffering from heart disease benefit from this therapy, find out if it's right for you.
Do you know the difference between Alzheimer's & Dementia? Read the Hammonton Center's guide to find out more.
Chickenpox might seem like no big deal, but the risks are very real. Although rare. complications can occur from exposure to chickenpox. Find out why you should protect your children at Centers Urgent Care.
With the help of Washington Center, we've put together a short guide to demystifying assisted living, including how residents live, what choices they make, and how we encourage independence.
Both short term and long term residents at Essex Center have the opportunity to work with our amazing physical therapy team.
Find out why the staff and community at Suffolk Center believe that a home is more than just a place to stay.
Now that spring has sprung, you might find yourself fighting off the last cold of winter… or is it? At Centers Urgent Care, we will provide you with the most effective treatment.
Dementia can be a scary experience but our Awakened staff members at Holliswood Center have enjoyed tremendous success caring for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Amputee recovery isn't easy to talk about but is a powerful part of the healthcare we offer at Bronx Center, helping rebuild lives.
Every resident at Holliswood knows Yves's smiling face, and with good reason - she's a natural born care-giver.
Boro Park is proud to offer Jewish traditions in a state of the art healthcare facility, nurturing your soul as well as your body.
Finding your way through rehabilitation following a stroke can feel intimidating, but the staff at Corning Center are experts with one goal in mind - your recovery.
Do you know how to recognize a heart attack? It's not quite how it looks on TV, as Warren Center explains.
With over 200 residents, Brooklyn Center was in desperate need of someone with the attention to detail, inside-out knowledge of the healthcare system, and love of people to get the job done.
It's hard to find affordable, trustworthy, and compassionate assisted living care. Luckily, Daughters of Jacob is here to fulfill your needs.
With over 40 years of experience in healthcare administration, it's no wonder why Essex Center is lucky to have found Joe to lead them to greater success.
Nothing about recovering from having a joint replacement is easy, but a little hard work and a lot of compassion can go a long way.
Chris has been with Corning Center since 2014, bringing his energy and zest for life to every part of our healthcare facility.
When work stops you from providing full time care to your loved ones, let us help take some of the worry away with our acclaimed Adult Day Care!
Certified physical therapist Salina enriches the lives of our residents and guests with her infectious laughter and can-do attitude.
From the smallest sprained ankle to a full hip replacement, the orthopedic specialists at Buffalo Center are ready to take care of your rehabilitation.
Find out why US News & World named Brooklyn Center as one of the best nursing homes in New York!
Activities: Are we having fun yet? The final consideration is how residents fill their day to day lives. Knowing what to look for when it comes to activities is all about the staff, provided programs, and residents enjoyment.
Jennifer brings her warmth and exemplary leadership to Waterfront Center where she is our wonderful Director of Social Services.
Hydrotherapy is a powerful tool to treat and manage conditions such as arthritis and fatigue, and also a valuable method of rehabilitation following surgery.
Meet Grace Neely, one of our fabulous residents at The Argyle Center for Independent Living at Washington Center.
The dining room: well fed and happy go hand in hand, so talk to everyone you can about the dining scene. It doesn't matter if it's served buffet, family style, or table service, as long as it is served in the style you want.
Recovering from open heart surgery is a long and complicated process with setbacks to be expected. With Steuben Center, you are guaranteed a safe and nurturing environment to recover and undergo rehabilitation.
Receiving the news that you have Alzheimer's comes as a shock to anyone. However, we believe that anyone can learn to live a full and happy life with the right education about the condition.
Have you heard about occupational therapy? This popular rehabilitation method might just be the best thing for you or your loved one, helping you adapt to life with the occupational therapists at Deptford Center.
Accommodations: it’s your room, not a hotel room. So make sure you speak with representatives of the home and residents to find out what the policies are that will impact your life. After all, your home is your home and you should have everything you want.
Finding the best urgent care for you and your family might seem intimidating, but with Centers Urgent Care you'll be armed with all the knowledge you need.
Bariatric programs come in all shapes and sizes. Learn how to tell the good from the bad with Deptford Center.
Whether you or a loved one is showing concerning signs of Alzheimer's, knowing whether or not it’s just part of the normal cycle of aging or a possible symptom is key to taking care of yourself. Use our guide from Mount Laurel Center to help catch the early signs.
Rehabilitation: To choose the right partner, be choosy. There can be so many different styles of rehabilitation center that it really pays to do your homework and give the choice due diligence. After all, making sure you pick the style that suits your needs will speed your rehab.
Has your doctor been talking about dialysis to you or a loved one? Bushwick Center has a short guide for you.
After you have undergone hip replacement surgery, one of the key parts to your recovery is pushing through with regular exercise. Follow our short guide to getting back on your feet after meeting with a medical professional.
A registered nurse for 13 years, Kylle brings her hands-on experience and exemplary leadership to Washington Center where she is our wonderful Director of Nursing.
For most of us, looking for a nursing home is something completely foreign. Most of us haven't done it before, and don't know where to start or what to look for. So to help, we've come up with a five part series exploring what to look for when shopping for a nursing home!