Posts Tagged ‘Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center’

New Silicone Insoles can Provide Healing for Diabetic Ulcers

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Here at Park Crescent we like to talk about new ways to treat non-healing wounds, because we’re proud of our excellent wound care program. Our advanced center is one of the best in the northern New Jersey area, and we’ve had remarkable results in healing chronic open wounds. A research team at Purdue University College…

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Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Nursing Home Residents

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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

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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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Park Crescent Health Honors Our Veterans

It’s 100 years since the very first Veterans Day—that is, November 11, 1918. That day marked the end of World War I, when the armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. The following year, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed…

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November: National Diabetes Month

For over 30 million Americans, this is their everyday reality. And for 70 million more Americans, it may be their reality in the near future. There are many assumptions, stereotypes, and stigmas surrounding diabetes, but one thing is clear: it’s an epidemic. More than 100 million adults in the U.S. are now living with diabetes…

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When Does Medicare Cover Rehabilitation?

When you or your elderly loved one needs short-term rehabilitation after an illness or injury, you may assume Medicare will cover the stay. Rehabilitation falls squarely in the “medically reasonable and necessary” category, so you’d be justified in that assumption. Unfortunately, that’s not quite how it works. You need to have a “qualifying hospital stay”…

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WHAM! Listen to the Sounds of Wound Healing

Are you, your parent, or your loved one part of the estimated 5.7 million Americans currently suffering from a non-healing wound? If so, this article—and month—is for you. June is Wound Healing Awareness Month, when we recognize the daily challenges chronic wounds present to those who suffer from them. What are Chronic Wounds? Chronic, or…

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Chronic Pain Management for Seniors

Seniors deal with a lot of medical conditions as they age. They shouldn’t also have to live with aches and pains. If your loved one is suffering from pain, there are ways to manage and relieve it. While pain is a common side effect of many illnesses and conditions, it can be treated. Many seniors…

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Understanding Hospice Care

You’ve heard the terms before: Hospice. Palliative Care. DNR. But what do they mean? If your loved one is dying, you will need to make tough decisions about their end-of-life care. Here’s what you need to know about hospice care. Hospice Care Hospice care is provided to terminally ill patients who have six months or…

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Diabetes Diagnoses Just Got Clearer

You’re probably familiar with the two types of diabetes, even if you don’t know exactly what they are. Diabetes diagnoses are divided into two classes: Type 1, sometimes called juvenile onset diabetes, and Type 2. A new study published this month in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests there are actually several sub-types of diabetes,…

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