Rehabilitation Center: an older woman's hands holding a cane and sitting

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…

Long-Term Care: Senior Couple Sitting On Outdoor Seat Together Laughing

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.…

Physical Therapy: an older man holding a ball in his hand

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…

Walker Fall: an older gentleman 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…

Health Facility: A teenage girl, her mother and grandmother looking at old photographs at home. Family and generations concept.

Key Facts into picking a Health Facility

Health facilities or health care facilities are places that provide health care. That include hospitals, clinics, outpatient care centers, and specialized care centers. When you choose a health facility, you might want to consider: How close it is to where you live or work Whether your health insurance will pay for services there Whether your…

Long-Term Care: Retired Couple Sitting On Bench With Hot Drink In Assisted Living Facility

Planning for Long-Term Care

When planning for long-term care, it allows you the time to learn about services in your community and what they cost. You are able to make important decisions while you are still capable. Some things to consider when choosing a plan for long-term care are: Housing decision: Staying in your home. It is important to…

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Terry Turner Concert

Even with all of the games and themes, there were moments when residents of Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center sat and relaxed with a wonderful concert. Thank you to Terry Turner for coming out during National Nursing Home Week and giving the residents a wonderful evening of music and fun.

Rock Star: group of girls in rocker clothing

Rock Star Day

Another theme during National Nursing Home Week was Rock Star Day. Residents and staff of Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center dressed in punk rock attire. There was some bright lipstick and dark clothing to get into the mood.

Socks: a group of people showing their socks in a circle

Crazy Hat and Socks Day

For more fun during National Nursing Home Week, residents and staff of Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center wore crazy socks and hats during the day. There were some fun and creative hats being worn and it made everyone laugh. It was a great time to see all the fun things people were wearing.