How to Overcome Appetite Loss

Health & Wellness

August 9, 2017

Food could be considered a universal love But what happens if we lose our appetite or that love for food? As we get older, appetite loss is sadly part of the aging proces. What can possibly be done to allay this?

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4 Online Scams and How to Avoid Them

Elder Care

July 25, 2017

The Internet has proved to be an incredible tool that can give seniors a great deal of freedom and entertainment along with access to necessary information. Unfortunately, there are those who try to use this resource to exploit vulnerable seniors. Here are some tips to protect yourself from common online scams.

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5 Ways You Can Trick Your Mind Into Eating Healthy

July 14, 2017

 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!

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4 Reasons Why You Need To Drink More Coffee

July 7, 2017

Coffee is quite possibly the most popular beverage in the world, what with hundreds of millions of cups consumed every day! With all of that caffeine coursing through our veins, we get pumped to start our day when we have our morning cup o’Joe, but are there any long-term effects we should be concerned about?

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Therapy Animal Spotlight: Amazing Results of our Favorite Furry Friends

June 23, 2017

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.

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5 Reasons Why Seniors Need to be Vigilant During Summertime

June 20, 2017

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.

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5 Easy Ways You Can Help Those with Alzheimer’s

June 5, 2017

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.

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Knowing Alzheimer's: A Crucial Battle in Elder Care

June 1, 2017

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.

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What Causes Dehydration? And How Can You Prevent It?

April 18, 2017

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. 

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How to Stop Germs in Their Tracks

April 5, 2017

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.

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6 Easy Ways You Can Protect Seniors from Vicious Scammers

April 3, 2017

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?

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5 MORE Ways to Conquer your Stress Once and For All

March 11, 2017

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?

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Kidney Health 101 – Why Are Kidneys So Important to your Body?

March 9, 2017

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.

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Easing Alzheimer's with Art Therapy

March 6, 2017

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.

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The 5 Most Dangerous Myths about Heart Disease

February 3, 2017

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. 

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What You Need to Know About Donating Blood

January 30, 2017

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.

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5 Popular Myths about Protein That Are Simply False

January 26, 2017

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:

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6 Fascinating Facts About Blood You Didn’t Know

January 23, 2017

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.    

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5 Stubborn Myths About Body Fat DEBUNKED

January 20, 2017

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.

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How to make sure Alzheimer’s patients have good diets

January 11, 2017

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?

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Conquer Your Stress With These 6 Techniques

December 9, 2016

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.  

 

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Why Seniors Should Not Live in Solitude

November 13, 2016

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

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How You Can Live Up to 100

November 7, 2016

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? 

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Staying Happy and Healthy when Aging

November 4, 2016

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. 

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The 5 Most Common Myths about Physical Therapy DEBUNKED!

October 3, 2016

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:

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Happy 106th Birthday Mercedes!

September 20, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20th 2016, one of our residents at Triboro Center (formerly known as Daughters of Jacob,) celebrated her 106th birhtday party!

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Pet Ownership Improves Senior Citizens' Quality of Life

September 14, 2016

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.

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Happy 101st Birthday Marion!

September 13, 2016

We threw a very special birthday party for Marion, one of our favorite residents at Northern Manor who celebrated her 101st birthday.

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Show Your Grandparents Some Love on Grandparents Day!

September 9, 2016

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.

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Medicare Certifies Richmond Center As A 4-Star Facility

September 8, 2016

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

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4 Little Ways Seniors Can Save Their Backs from Pain

September 6, 2016

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:

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An Alzheimer's Free Brain is an Active Brain

September 1, 2016

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.

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Art: Good for the Soul, Good for the Senior Brain

August 31, 2016

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. 

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Talking to Your Parents About Moving Into a Nursing Home

August 24, 2016

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.

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Celebrate Senior Citizen's Day With Your Favorite Senior Citizen!

August 21, 2016

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.

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"What's Up With Grandma?" Explaining Alzheimer's & Dementia to Young Children

August 19, 2016

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

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Centers Healthcare Teams Up with Senior Wishes

August 4, 2016

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

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Heart Disease and Aspirin Therapy

May 26, 2016

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.

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Shopping for a Nursing Home – Part 5

January 14, 2016

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.

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Shopping for a Nursing Home – Part 4

January 7, 2016

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.

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What is Occupational Therapy?

December 31, 2015

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.

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Shopping for a Nursing Home – Part 3

December 31, 2015

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.

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How to Choose the Best Urgent Care

December 29, 2015

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.

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Don't Miss These Alzheimer's Warning Signs

December 24, 2015

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.

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Shopping for a Nursing Home – Part 2

December 24, 2015

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.

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Meet Washington Center's Kylle Baker

December 17, 2015

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.

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Shopping for a Nursing Home – Part 1

December 17, 2015

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!

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