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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…