National Heart Health Month: Know Your Heart Health

February 1, 2019 — We all know that keeping up with our heart health is important. We also know that there are a wide variety of factors that cause heart problems, and there are some basic ways to help protect the health of our hearts. What many people do not realize, however, is that key to their heart health may be... Read More

Celebrating National Inventor Day: February 11

February 1, 2019 — What separates successful inventors like Thomas Edison from everyone else? History has shown that the most successful inventors possess the following characteristics: They are persistent. Obstacles loom in front of us on a regular basis. But it’s what you do when faced with these barriers that will determine your level of success. Successful inventors are avid... Read More

Getting to the Heart of the Matter on Health

February 1, 2019 — Here’s some news you can take to heart: Experts say more than 70 million Americans currently live with cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take to reduce the health threat posed by heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, much of the burden of heart disease and stroke could... Read More

February 10th-16th is Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

February 1, 2019 — Cardiac rehabilitation is a medical program that helps patients deal with the aftermath of heart disease. It aims to assist with fast recovery and help them achieve previous levels of physical and mental health whenever possible. Cardiac rehabilitation also has the goal to maintain, if not improve, the patient’s present heart condition and to prevent the... Read More

Random Act of Kindness Day is February 17

February 1, 2019 — Kindness is a generosity of spirit. It comes to life when we give of ourselves and our time to help others, without expecting anything in return. When you show kindness to someone, you bring out the best in yourself. Pay attention to the impact your behavior has on others, and notice your own feelings in... Read More

Keeping an Eye on Vision Health

January 2, 2019 — Doctors say maintaining vision health can be especially important as you age. Fortunately there are multiple ways to keep your eyes healthy. Try these tips: Quit smoking. If you smoke, you’re much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, than nonsmokers. AMD is one of the most common causes of blindness in those... Read More

The Value of Soup

January 2, 2019 — Often our diets change during the cold weather. More hot foods then cold sandwiches grace the dinner table. Our schedules do not slow down so we seek out hardy, quick-to-prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot meal. The origin of soup dates back to practically the beginning... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

January 2, 2019 — Medicare Advantage change effective January 1 (SNF/NF) UnitedHealthcare has issued a bulletin outlining a reimbursement policy change effective January 1 that will require skilled nursing facilities providing post-acute inpatient services to request prior authorization and receive a determination before UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan Advantage plan members can be admitted. UnitedHealthcare may deny claims if one of... Read More

Happy Birthday – January 2019

January 2, 2019 — Happy Birthday! Residents: Doreen E. Mary D. Ardis F.  Conrad M. Ted R.    Nancy G. Lolita H. Dwayne S. Staff: Alicia C. Courtney R. Purity B. Amber J. Chris D.