Long-Term Care

Staying Connected and Engaged at the Witherell

Healthy Living | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Besides all the steps we’ve taken to keep Witherell residents healthy during the COVID-19 emergency, our social workers, therapeutic recreation staff, and volunteer director have stepped up to the plate and are pouring their hearts into creating new routines and engaging activities for our residents. “Our dedicated therapeutic recreation staff is continuing to provide mentally…

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Friendships Make Seniors Healthier & Happier

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As the “aging at home” movement grows, an important concern has surfaced: new research shows that social isolation may be a precursor to memory loss. So, for seniors who choose to reside alone at home, cognitive decline may be a real possibility. The good news is that lifestyle improvements can make a significant difference. “As…

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Falls Prevention: Important Tips for Reducing Risk

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Did you know that every 11 seconds, an elderly person is treated in an emergency room for a fall? And, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the number one cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in seniors. From broken bones to traumatic brain injury, falls can have long lasting…

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Reducing Dementia Risk: New Studies Offer Hope

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, 152 million people are expected to have a diagnosis of dementia by 2050. While there’s currently no treatment to slow the progression of this debilitating condition, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal offers hope. Through a review of recent research studies, the Journal notes that there are things…

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Seniors Need Good Nutrition: Here’s How to Encourage a Healthy Appetite

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Loss of appetite is a common complaint among the elderly. Often, a combination of medical and pharmacological issues causes seniors to lose interest in eating the foods they once loved, and that can lead to their skipping meals. Skipping meals can lead to unintentional weight loss, which increases risk for fractures, pressure wounds, infections, and…

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