Park Crescent Health Tips

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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Exercise From Your Chair or Wheelchair

handicap symbol wheelchair

Are you setting a resolution for 2019? One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get more exercise. Exercising has been proven to lower your risk of many different diseases, including heart disease, lung disease, and Alzheimer’s. It also makes you feel better and lighter throughout the day. If you have mobility issues,…

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When Heart Attacks are Silent

Doctor examines elderly female patient with stethoscope

Most people think they would know immediately if they were experiencing a heart attack. We expect a heart attack to come along with severe chest pains or other impossible-to-ignore symptoms. But sometimes, heart attacks can occur with just mild discomfort, or even no symptoms at all. When this happens, we call it a silent heart…

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It’s the Perfect Time to Talk About the Future

man signing a living will

The holiday season is a good time to have a discussion with your loved ones about your durable powers of attorney for healthcare and living will. While most people would rather not dwell on the topic, addressing the matter when you are healthy is the best way to ensure that your wishes are followed if…

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How to Celebrate the Holidays when Your Parent’s in a Nursing Home

happy senior woman with cup of coffee at home

If this is your elderly loved one’s first year at Park Crescent or another nursing home, you may be feeling a little at a loss. How should you celebrate when your loved one is no longer in their own home? Especially when the senior in question isn’t mobile and can’t leave the facility for a…

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Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Nursing Home Residents

holiday-themed boxes

Didn’t this year go by fast? At Park Crescent, we’re deep in the 2018 holiday season. The holiday spirit fills our hallways, and we’re eagerly looking forward to the events planned for the next few weeks. If you’re still not sure what gift would be best for your loved one at Park Crescent, here’s some…

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Best Nutrition for Healthy Aging

photo of berries, vegetables, greens, and nuts

Many studies have proven that our food choices play a big part in our overall health.  It’s important to eat nutritious foods from all the food groups, from a young age, and train our children to enjoy fresh nutrient-filled foods. But our food choices become even more important as we age. Older people concerned about…

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Coping with Sundowning

If you’re dealing with a parent or spouse with Alzheimer’s disease, you’ve probably heard of “sundowning.” The term refers to a state of confusion experienced by people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It’s called sundowning because of when it occurs — in late afternoon. It doesn’t stop there, though. In many cases,…

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When Diabetes Causes Complications

November is almost over, which means National Diabetes Month is on its way out too. Before this important month of awareness makes way for December and the holidays, I wanted to bring up one more topic related to diabetes, and that is the complications associated with the condition. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, diabetes…

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Do You Feel the Burn? It’s GERD Awareness Week

GERD (Gastroesphogeal reflux disease) is so common that many people don’t even know they have it. They may chalk up their discomfort to simple heartburn and suffer in silence, not aware that there are interventions that can really alleviate a lot of their symptoms. Ever year around Thanksgiving—that day we eat lots of rich, heartburn-inducing…

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