Category: Rehab & Skilled Nursing

Following the Mediterranean Diet Can Decrease Risk of Dementia

Following the Mediterranean Diet Can Decrease Risk of Dementia

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The Mediterranean Diet has long been touted for several health benefits, but recent research found following this plan can significantly reduce the risk of dementia. A study recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in London found older adults….

Post-Surgical Care: Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers

Post-Surgical Care: Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers

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There are a number of factors involved in the success of the healing process and professional post-surgical care is beneficial to the patient post-surgery. From filling and taking prescription medication to wound care and physical therapy, additional support from our….

Stress Management Techniques

Stress Management Techniques

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For a phenomenon experienced by everybody at one point or another, stress goes largely ignored while it takes its toll on the body and mind of those affected. Stress affects approximately 77 percent of the population regularly, and about 33….

Are You A Caregiver?

Are You A Caregiver?

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When a friend asked me to be a speaker at a workshop on caregiving, I was surprised but I agreed to do it. After all, I had been working as a home health social worker for quite some time. Much….

Will Exercising Help Me Lose Weight?

Will Exercising Help Me Lose Weight?

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You may have read one of many articles suggesting exercise is ineffective as a weight loss tool. A quick Google search yields hundreds of results, including headlines such as, “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin,” from sources like CNN, The….

Home Safety Measures for Fall Prevention

Home Safety Measures for Fall Prevention

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Preventing falls among older adults is an integral component in remaining active, healthy, and independent in one’s home. The unfortunate truth is one out of three adults 80 or older suffers a fall annually. Once someone is the victim of….

Turning Back the (Biological) Clock

Turning Back the (Biological) Clock

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Since it was discovered 35 years ago that seniors have the ability to reverse the loss of muscle strength and endurance, the Personalized Exercise Program (PEP) at The Willows at Westborough has been on the cutting edge of senior fitness…..

Help for Swallowing Difficulties

Help for Swallowing Difficulties

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National Better Hearing and Speech Month In recognition of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s designation of May as National Better Hearing & Speech Month, SALMON VNA speech department team members share some of the ways speech-language pathologists (SLPs) may help improve….

Good Food, Good Health

Good Food, Good Health

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Using food to prevent and manage chronic illness The United States spends more on health care than any other nation in the world. People with chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and adult onset diabetes account for 75% of….

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