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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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