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Happy Activity and Maintenance Week

Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center would like to say Happy Activity and Maintenance week to their amazing staff. These group of people are appreciated for all that they do to make their home well maintained, beautiful, and fun for the residents. Thank you to Kendra Rigney, Activities Director, Sharon Morgan, Activities Assistant, and Michael Taulbee,…

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Activities for Seniors with dementia

When seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia can’t participate in daily activities, they can easily become bored. Boredom can lead to agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger. It can increase their chances of sundowning. There are ways to prevent boredom with activities. This will get them engaged and help reduce their risk for need of medication for…

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Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year from the residents and staff of Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center. Everyone at the facility celebrated the upcoming new year with delicious food and tasty punch. Hope everyone had a safe holiday.

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Employee Christmas party

Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center would like to thank each and every employee for all they do everyday for the residents. Everyone at the facility is so blessed to have you make their home a wonderful place to be. To celebrate the employees, a Christmas party was thrown in their honor to show just how…

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Residents Christmas parade and party

The residents at Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center have enjoyed the festivities this Christmas holiday. They started Christmas Eve with a parade around the facility dressed in holiday garb. Then, Mr. and Mrs. Clause came to visit to hand out gifts. Everyone enjoyed cookies with hot chocolate and hot cider along with live Christmas music…

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Caregiving routines make daily life easier

Routines make daily life simpler and smoother for caregivers which is in fact a top priority when caring for an older adult. Daily routines can reduce uncertainty, arguments, and decision-making, which in turn can reduce the overall stresses of life. 5 ways routines can make life simpler are: Stop the power struggle – people hate…

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Happy Thanksgiving 2019

Residents and their families enjoyed Thanksgiving Dinner and had a wonderful time being with one another. The dinner was delicious and was prepared by the amazing dietary staff. It was so wonderful to see the families come out to spend this special day with their loved ones. Staff hoped all of you had a blessed…

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The Price is Right

Residents and staff had a little bit of fun the other day while playing the ‘Price is Right’ at Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center. The residents had a blast and can’t wait to play again. Also, thank you to all the employees and volunteers that helped out that day with setting everything up and manning…

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5 ways to improve Senior quality of life

Good quality of life is important when it comes to older adults dealing with chronic health conditions and major life changes. Having that feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment is important for overall well-being. Having a positive view of life can help seniors with more energy, less stress, better appetite, and prevent cognitive decline. 5 ways…