Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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A Happy Optimistic Partner Promotes Better Health for their Spouse

Here is an Appropriate Study for Valentine’s Day! A study by researchers at Michigan State University found that a happy optimistic partner promotes better health for their spouse as they grow old together. This lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), dementia and cognitive decline. The study was published November 29, 2019 in the Journal…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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National Wear Red Day!

Park Crescent celebrated National Wear Red Day on Friday to show our support for the awareness of heart disease. Thank you to Lisa for the hard work you put into making the celebration and awareness of this special day fun.

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Walkable Neighborhoods may Lower the Risk for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month February is American Heart Month and today February 7 women all over the United States are wearing red to raise awareness among millions of people of the need to eradicate heart disease and stroke. Research shows that living a healthy lifestyle that includes getting enough physical exercise can prevent heart…

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National Patient Recognition Week

National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.

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AGEISM is Prejudice against the Elderly

Age-related prejudice (AGEISM) is a major problem for seniors. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines AGEISM: “AGEISM is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age; AGEISM can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs.” AGEISM has Harmful Effect…

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Lifestyle and Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is trying to arouse awareness about the need for early detection and treatment. The AAO is also raising awareness how some lifestyle choices can help protect eyesight in people with glaucoma. Lifestyle Choices The AAO has recommended the following lifestyle choices based on…

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Park Crescent Receives Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award!

Each year, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recognizes the leaders of top-performing Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) across the country through its Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, sponsored by ABILITY Network.  ACHCA believes that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence. The purpose of the award is to recognize the administrator of top-performing SNFs. Park Crescent…

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