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Fall festivities

Last week, residents at Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center took advantage of the beautiful fall weather and enjoyed a hayride. The maintenance assistant, Tom Napier, pulled residents around the facility on a trailer decorated with hay. They had a great time. Thank you to all the employees that helped out.

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How to use a walker safely and comfortably

Many older adults that use a folding walker need it to move around more safely and independently. Learning how to use a walker correctly takes practice because the movements aren’t always intuitive. Using a walker incorrectly can actually increase the risk of fall or body aches. The first thing any adult needs to do when…

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Happy Boss’s Day

Happy Boss’s Day to the best boss ever at Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center. Gail is not only a boss, but a friend who cares about her staff like they are family. Staff couldn’t ask for a better leader and hope she had a great day and enjoyed her party.

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Food & Nutrition Services Appreciation Week

As the week comes to an end, staff at Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center would like to thank the wonderful Food & Nutritional Services staff for their GREAT care and service. They work hard in preparing delicious meals for the residents and staff. You are very much appreciated for all you do.

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Thank you to housekeeping

Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center wants to thank the Housekeeping and Laundry staff for their hard work and dedication to keeping this facility clean for the residents. Every single one of you are appreciated and your hard work does not go unnoticed. Thank you for all you do.

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Remembering 9/11

On September 11, staff and residents took a few moments out of their day to remember the lives that were lost 18 years ago on September 11, 2001. People sat on the front porch with red, white, and blue balloons and American flags adorning the banisters.

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How to prevent Elder Fraud

Elder fraud is a 36 billion dollar “industry” and they are making a business out of taking advantage of older adults. This is not only happening to the older or those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, but younger and educated seniors are losing money as well. There are 4 options to take advantage of to make sure you…

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Questions to ask when choosing a Rehabilitation Center

When searching for a rehabilitation center for your loved one, it is best that you visit several facilities. There is the possibility that your first choice doesn’t have an open spot and should have a back-up. Before choosing a facility, you should ask these questions: Is the facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation…