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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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Preserving your Family Stories

On February 26 th , we celebrate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. While the original creator of this day is unknown, what we do know is that telling stories is an age-old tradition. Whether you are sitting around the campfire or enjoying a traditional holiday meal, stories, urban legends and tall tales are always being shared. Fairy tales, while oft...
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Yearly Checkups

Things that happen every four years: Leap Year, the presidential election, the Olympics. While some things are good to wait on for a few years, there are some things that should happen yearly, which includes your annual visit to the doctor for a physical. Medicare Part B offers a "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit.What this means, is that withi...
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Flowers, Candy, Cards, oh my!

Fresh red and pink flowers, the delight of sweet chocolates, festive little heart decorations strung about, and cards, cards, cards ! Love is in the air … And in the post offices, our mailboxes, and in stores waiting to be purchased. Valentine's Day is filled with notes of friendship and love – quite a bit of love actually, with an estimated 150 mi...
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Staying Healthy through Winter

The thought of spring is blossoming in our minds. As we long for the first warm day of the season, where we can crack open our windows and put our winter coats back in the closet, it's important to remember that it's not yet time to stop worrying about germs and to what they may lead. While the seasonal influenza viruses begin to spike in December,...
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Keeping the Flu at Bay

No winter season is quite like the previous.One year we might be living in a winter wonderland, but only needing our coat, hat, scarf and gloves, and the next year we might be looking for our ice picks, shoe grippers, and hand warmers to help us make it through the bitter cold and icy tundra.Much like how no winter season is exactly the same, the f...
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Winter—where the temperatures are dropping and the risk of injury is rising. The cold weather, snow, and ice are all ingredients that can cause a recipe for disaster. Hypothermia and falls are just a couple of the health risks you face during the long, cold days/nights of the winter season. All of these health risks are heightened with the older po...
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New Year's Resolutions for the Caregiver

The New Year brings a sense of new beginnings and a fresh start to our daily lives. Although our routines typically don't vary too much, we are inspired by the thought of a new year taking over and replacing the last. This inspiration encourages us to make new goals and plans for the future. If you are a caregiver to a senior, this time of year is ...
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When Words Fail, Music Can Speak

"Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends" – Alphonse de Lamartine. While language can vary from place to place, one thing that stands true is that music is used universally. Whether it is the words in the song, the music accompanying, or the memories that are happening while a song is playing, we can all agree that musi...
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the residents and staff at Heritage Health! No matter how you celebrate, or who you spend your holidays with, we wish you a happy, healthy and fun-filled season. "And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!" Charles...
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