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Celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

In November, Meadowbrook Care Center join organizations across the nation to celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care month to raise the awareness of hospice and palliative care. This month provides you with the perfect opportunity to visit our 280 Bed Extended & Short-Term Care Facility to learn about the benefits and value and of hospice and…

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Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

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Chronic Stroke Patients Benefited From Intensive Rehab

According to a recently released UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (UCL)-led sudy, chronic stroke patients can continue to benefit from intensive rehabilitation over a much longer period than previously thought.  These findings could have “huge implications” for future treatments, say the researchers. It’s common to have problems with using your arm or hand after…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Some ICU Admissions May Be Preventable, Saving Money and Improving Care

Research findings detailed in an “Potentially Preventable Intensive Care Unit Admissions in the United States, 2006-2015,” published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, indicate that many admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care. Lead author Gary E. Weissman, MD, MSHP, a researcher at…

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For Heart Attack and Stroke Survivors, Dog Ownership Is Associated with a Longer Life     

Living alone after a cardiac event and not owning a dog may be hazardous to your health. A recently released study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), reported that dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for those heart attack…

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Study Finds One in Five Cardiac Rehab Patients, Depressed, Anxious, or Stressed

Not every patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program.  A new study published in The World Mental Health Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) reports that patients with depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation. ‘”Heart patients living with…

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Older Patients Have Most to Gain from Regular Exercise

According to a new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier, showed that older individuals have the most to gain and main gain the most from rehabilitation programs, but this need is often ignored. The study findings say that regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of…

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CMS Gives Consumers More Info to Make Decisions in Choosing a Nursing Facility       

Last week, the Trump Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) moved to provide more information on the federal agency’s nursing home website, to give caregivers, families and caregivers, a better way to easier determine the safety and quality provided in the nation’s nursing facilities. Later this month, CMS will – for the…

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Celebrating National Respiratory Care Week

Just days away, Meadowbrook Care Center and health care facilities across the nation will recognize the importance of respiratory care services provided in the nation’s health care system from Oct. 20-26 by celebrating National Respiratory Care Week (NRCW). Sponsored every year by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), NRCW was first proclaimed by President…

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