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The Three Most Important Forms for Senior Health Care Planning

Healthcare providers and families advise seniors take a proactive approach to healthcare, outlining their end-of-life wishes prior to an emergent event.Not only do written statements ensure seniors receive the care they desire, but specific directions help family members make decisions aligning with their loved ones' wishes should medical condition...
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Healthy Sodium Intake for Seniors

Nutrition among seniors is a very important part of the care they receive at a skilled nursing facility like Heritage Health employs a certified dietary team that ensures the nutritional value of food provided meets the individual needs of each senior in our care. Nutrition for the senior population is different than what is needed for other age gr...
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The Importance of Friendship

Sunday, August 6 th , celebrates Friendship Day. Originally conceptualized by the greeting card industry as a marketing campaign to sell cards in the 1920s, it met little success. Even Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark, made a push in the 1930s to get Friendship Day off the ground, but her efforts too met with consumer resistance. By the 1940s, v...
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Respite Care

What is Respite Care, and to whom does it apply? Respite Care provides temporary nursing care in a skilled nursing facility so the primary caregiver can take a break from their caregiving duties. The person receiving care is admitted to the skilled nursing facility and will receive all the same care and benefits as a longer-term resident would rece...
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Celebrating & Honoring our Parents

In 1994, President Bill Clinton officially established the fourth Sunday in July to be "Parents' Day". The Congressional Resolution was signed into law and reads in part, "for recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children". This year, Parents' Day will occur on July 23 rd . While Parents' Day may be a little k...
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UV Safety Month

Summer is in full swing, which means long days of having fun in the sun!Due to the warm weather, and prolonged exposure to the sun, July is known as UV Safety Month.Let's take a few minutes to learn about UV rays, and how to protect yourself from them. UV stands for ultraviolet radiation, and is the culprit for most skin cancers.UV rays come from t...
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The Importance of Companionship

Friend, pal, buddy, confidant, companion.No matter what word you use for it, they all mean the same thing:a person with whom one spends a lot of time with and has a bond of mutual affection.Companionship is a vital aspect to human survival.People form friendships from very young ages throughout their entire life. The need for companionship in the e...
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RESTORE Your Independence!

July 4 th celebrates our nation's independence from British rule, known in the 18 th Century as the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Second Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2 nd , 1776, issuing the official Declaration of Independence of the 13 Colonies on July 4 th . July 4 th remains as the cornerstone by which we as Americans cel...
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Welcome, Summer!

June 21 st is the "official" date by which our calendars mark the start of the summer season. At the summer solstice, the nights are the shortest and we enjoy the longest days of the year. The temperatures are the warmest we experience during our four seasons as we are turned toward the sun more so than at any other time during the year. So while t...
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Hydration & The Elderly

Staying hydrated is vital to our overall health. We have all heard the continuing mantras to bring eight classes of water each day or to push the fluids when we are under the weather. Our bodies need water to survive; even our ability to regulate our body's temperature is dependent on our intake of water. We lose water during the day through sweati...
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Men's Health Month

Since its inception in 1994, Men's Health Month has been recognized each June. According to the Men's Health Month website, the purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy mak...
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Headaches & Migraines in the Elderly

If you have ever experienced a migraine headache, you know all too well how painful and incapacitating they can be. According to the Migraine Research Foundation , migraine headaches are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world, and the 6 th most debilitating illness. The month of June is dedicated to migraine awareness – educating sufferers, ra...
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Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is upon us … what Americans today recognize as the unofficial start to summer was created in 1868, following the end of the Civil War. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a union of veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, proposed what they called "Decoration Day": a time for the nation to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with fl...
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Active Seniors

It's that time of year … the days are becoming longer and summer break is nearly upon us. The sun is hanging around more each day and the temperatures are growing steadily warmer. With summer right around the corner, there is anticipation in the air to get out and be more active. Kids are out riding their bicycles until the twilight sky calls them ...
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National Nursing Home Week

Get ready to celebrate the Spirit of America … the 2017 theme for National Nursing Home Week! Every year since 1967, the American Health Care Association has sponsored this week of celebration and recognition for the nursing home industry in America. Every skilled nursing care center embodies a unique and vibrant spirit and community for residents,...
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Older Americans Month

Heritage is devoted to providing care, support and resources to older American and their families. Since 1963, Heritage has had one mission: to be a leader in providing high quality health care services, and to deliver this superior care with the greatest dignity and comfort possible. Now, in May 2017, we celebrate Older Americans Month; a time set...
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Occupational Therapy: RESTORE

The month of April celebrates the profession of occupational therapy. Occupational therapy, part of our RESTORE Therapy program at Heritage Health, focuses on helping people re-learn the daily living skills they need to be as independent as possible. Following a hospital stay due to illness or surgery, many people need additional therapy services b...
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New Therapy Addition at The Villas Senior Care Community

The Villas Senior Care Community is a 40-acre campus comprised of Independent Living, Assisted Lifestyle, Skilled Nursing, and Short Term Rehab. The Villas is a non-profit organization with a 30+ year reputation of providing exceptional care. Our Villas Total Rehab wing is a 13,000 square foot addition featuring 10 private Medicare-certified suites...
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Celebrating Volunteers

Since 1974, a national celebration of volunteers and the many services they provide has been a yearly event across the country. About one quarter of our American population volunteer in some capacity within their community. That's nearly 63 million people giving their time and energy to do something selfless that will benefit another person, animal...
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Depression in the Elderly

Friday, April 7 th marks World Health Day, brought to us by the World Health Organization (WHO) . New estimates released by the WHO tell us that depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Globally, more than 300 million people now live with depression. There is a lack of support for people with depression as well as the...
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