National Doctors’ Day

February 28, 2018 — National Doctors’ Day is Friday, March 30 – a day we celebrate the contributions of our physicians. The United States Congress designated Doctors’ Day as a national holiday with a resolution passed on October 30, 1990. Physicians play an important role in post-acute and long-term care. The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) formed The Society... Read More

Long-Term Care Administrators Week

February 28, 2018 — Join us in celebrating LTC Administrators Week from March 11-17, 2018! The administrator of a long-term care facility has many roles. Their primary duty is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, which can include: Supervising Resident Care The administrator works closely with the Director of Nursing and the nursing/clinical staff to ensure all... Read More

BONUS Nutrition Tips

February 28, 2018 — Choose whole grain over white breads. Not only are they better for your health, they taste better and are more filling, meaning that you eat less. Make sure to eat the proper amount of fruits and vegetables each day. Try eating these healthy foods in different ways, so you end up eating more of them.... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

February 28, 2018 — In recent years, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin, Ireland have extended to a week-long event called St. Patrick’s Festival, encompassing a spectacular fireworks display, open-air music, street theater and the traditional parade. Over one million people annually attend. As a part of the celebration, many attendees wear shamrocks on their lapels or caps... Read More

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

February 28, 2018 — March 11-17 is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, which was initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to educate about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. The 2018 theme, “Improving Life, One Breath at a Time,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome... Read More

Women’s History Month

February 28, 2018 — March is Women’s History Month, which began as International Women’s Day and then Women’s History Week. Women’s History Week was first celebrated in 1978 in Sonoma County, California, which was designed around March 8 (International Women’s Day). In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as... Read More

Improve heart health and relieve stress

January 27, 2018 — Exercise is a very important part of healthy heart care. The following movements may help your heart and lower your stress levels. Sit in a comfortable chair and loosen your clothing for comfort. Start with your feet and ankles; gently rotate each ankle counterclockwise and then clockwise five to 10 times in each direction. Next... Read More

Stained Glass Heart cookies

January 27, 2018 — Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup red hot candies, crushed Frosting (optional) Directions: In mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir together flour and baking powder. Gradually... Read More

Black History Month

January 27, 2018 — Each February we celebrate Black History Month, a time for recognizing and honoring the role of African Americans in U.S. history. The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State University in February 1970. In 1976, President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month during the celebration of the United States Bicentennial. He... Read More

Football FAQs

January 27, 2018 — There are two types of positions in football: an offensive and a defensive position. What are the offensive positions in football? Offensive positions are quarterback, offensive lineman, running back, fullback, and wide receiver. One of the most essential offensive positions is the quarterback. The quarterback is the leader of the team. He gets the ball... Read More