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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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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine … we've all heard this sentiment, but is there any truth to it? It would be hard to find a person who hasn't laughed so hard they had tears in their eyes, or had a sore stomach after a particularly long laughing fit. We all feel amazing after a good laugh, but is there any actual medical benefit to laughing? Fortunatel...
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Medicare Questions & Answers

Understanding Medicare can be tricky. There are a lot of moving parts and specific qualifications for Medicare as it applies to a skilled nursing facility. It can be overwhelming for many people trying to navigate through the process and understand how Medicare applies to their personal situation. The professionals at Heritage Health can help you t...
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Luck o' the Irish!

St. Patrick's Day – the day where people wear green, pinch people who aren't wearing green, eat corned beef and cabbage, and drink to their heart's desire.It might surprise some to know, that St. Patrick's Day was not always like this.Let's explore some history of this party filled day. We should start at the very beginning, and learn who St. Patri...
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Daylight Savings: Spring Forward!

Everyone looks forward to Daylight Savings Time. In the fall we receive the gift of an extra hour, resulting in a 25-hour day. That extra hour feels like a rare gift of time! In the spring, we often grumble about losing an hour of sleep, but relish that the evenings begin to last longer. As springtime moves into summer, the longer hours of daylight...
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Hypertension & Caring for Your Heart

There are many different kinds of heart disease, but hypertension, or more commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is one of the most common heart issues. According to the American Heart Association , one out of every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, and 20% of those adults don't even know they have it. High blood pre...
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