Summer: Crowd of people walking on a street, defocused.

Tips to help seniors stay cool this summer

With age, seniors can’t adjust their bodies to high temperatures as well as they did when they were younger, so they have to be careful of overheating and heat stroke during the summer. They are also more likely to become dehydrated which will increase their risk. This is a list of ways to stay cool…

a man in hospital gown with 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…

Elder Fraud: a door that has a mail slip that says no junk mail

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…

Rehabilitation Center Long-Term Care Health: A teenage girl, her mother and grandmother looking at old photographs at home. Family and generations concept.

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…

Rehabilitation Center Long-Term Care Health: A teenage girl, her mother and grandmother looking at old photographs at home. Family and generations concept.

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: an older person holding a stress ball with a younger hand on their arm

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…

David's: a woman wiht a bib eatng food and smiling at the camera

Resident outing at David’s

Residents from Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation Center dodged the rain drops to enjoy a terrific lunch at David’s. The buffet was full of amazing dishes. Chicken and dumplings, soup beans, fresh cut green onions, and corn bread seemed to be everyone’s favorites. Thank you David and the staff for always taking great care of staff…

Nurse Aide: group of women in blue scrubs smiling at the camera

Nurse Aide Appreciation Week

It is Nurse Aide Appreciation Week and staff at Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation Center would like to give a SHOUT OUT to their Nurse Aide Team Members. Thank you to each and every one of you for being the wonderful, caring, dedicated group of nurse aides that you are. Staff appreciate all of you so…