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Choosing a Long-Term Care facility

There are two types of long-term care facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Residential Care/Assisted Living. Licensed SNFs provide 24-hour skilled nursing care either in a nursing home or a convalescent hospital. Residential Care/Assisted Living is a licensed facility that provides 24-hour non-medical care and supervision for individuals needing assistance with activities of daily living.…

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Happy birthday Gail

Happy birthday to the best boss ever. Staff at Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center celebrated with the birthday girl by giving her some beautiful flowers, lunch, and a delicious chocolate Ho-Ho Cake. The cake didn’t last long enough for a picture, but hopefully was enjoyed.

Physical: a woman holding an older gentlemans hand on a support bar

Why Physical Therapy for Older Adults is Important

Many people don’t feel the need to keep in physical shape when they get older. Consequently, many of those older adults end up needing to use a walker, fall more often, and become depressed. The best person for any grandparent is to get a physical therapist that specializes in geriatrics. Like those you find in…

Hope Community: group of women holding boxes and smiling at the camera

Donation to the Hope Community

Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center recently donated about 15 boxes of new uniforms to Cumberland Hope Community. The ladies from this center volunteer at the facility each Thursday. They do crafts, visit with residents, and help with decorating for holidays. Staff is very appreciative of their dedication to the residents.

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Capuchin Youth and Family Ministry

Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center are pleased to have the Capuchin Youth and Family Ministry here this week. This group has visited the facility every summer for the past 12 years. They play board games, do crafts, play corn hole and most importantly, they minister to the residents and share the love of God.

walker fall: man in a hospital gown using a walker

9 Ways to Prevent a Fall

It’s reported that one out of three seniors will fall this year and fewer than half will mention it to their doctors. Falls are one of the biggest causes for injuries that can result in hip fractures, cuts, and serious head/brain injuries. Here are some tips to help prevent a fall: Clean up clutter: keep…

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Fourth of July with the Residents

Residents and staff at Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center celebrated the Fourth of July with friends and family. There were all kinds of treats like hotdogs and popsicle sticks. Hats and festive decorations were provided for this patriotic holiday.

Nurse Aide: group of people in scrubs smiling at the camera

Nurse Aide Appreciation Week

Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center has been celebrating Nurse Aide Appreciation Week all last week. Nurse Aides were given treats like Frosties, sundaes, cupcakes, and pizza. The other day they enjoyed a cookout and the nurse supervisors grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for them. The facility appreciates each and everyone of them. Corbin HRC has the…

Retirement: four women wearing shirts that say we love you wilma

Retirement Party

Staff at Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center recently celebrated Wilma Reed’s retirement. Wilma was employed as a Clinical Coordinator/Nurse Supervisor and had been working at the facility for almost 19 years. She was a wonderful part of the team and will be missed. Residents and staff hope you enjoy retirement, Wilma.