Walker Fall: an older gentleman in a hospital gown using a walker

How to use a walker safely and comfortably

Many older adults that use a folding walker need it to move around more safely and independently. Learning how to use a walker correctly takes practice because the movements aren’t always intuitive. Using a walker incorrectly can actually increase the risk of fall or body aches. The first thing any adult needs to do when…

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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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Spirit Week

From July 29 through August 2, residents and staff participated in Spirit Week. Each day had its own theme and every one had a great time participating. Monday was Crazy Hair & Hat day, Tuesday was Tie-Dye day, Wednesday was PJ day, Thursday was Twinning day, and Friday was Aloha Day.

donation: boxes full of cookies

Donation of Cookies

Staff at Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center would like to send a huge shout out to the Viper Family Dollar Store #12293 for their donation. Thank you so much to Heidi Miller, Lisa Lucas, and the rest of the employees there for collecting cookies to be distributed to the residents.

Lunch: two women sitting in a booth eating food and smiling at the camera

Out for Lunch

The residents at Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center had a great time at lunch. Including staff, they went to La Pena’s in Hazard for some delicious Mexican food. Shout out to the staff for making sure they had such a great day.

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.…

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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…

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…