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The Cedars Sponsors Rhode Island Monthly’s Top Docs

The Cedars, Cranston RI, is very proud to once again sponsor Rhode Island Monthly’s Top Docs Celebration May 4th 2017. For over 45 years The Cedars has served our community with quality medical care and could not have done so without the care and dedication of our participating physician colleagues.  We treat thousands of patients annually utilizing the attentiveness and expertise of Rhode Island’s community of Physicians.  Your help leads…. Read More

Vanessa Carnevale Joins Cedar Home Health Team

Private Duty Home Care

We are pleased to announce the addition of Vanessa Carnevale to our Cedar Home Health team.  Vanessa will be working closely with our clinical team to provide additional non medical services.  Along with Vanessa’s exuberant personality, she brings 15 years of experience in the industry.  Vanessa began with us in 2002 as a customer service liaison,  and has since acquired experience in both the Assisted Living and Home Health settings. Vanessa is very excited about working with…. Read More

A Healing Environment

Recovering from an illness or injury can be a very stressful experience.  A healing environment can impact positively on this experience.  Research suggests a well designed environment of care can promote wellness and a speedy recovery.  The environment created is a great compliment to skilled medical care. Some examples of elements that affect someone’s wellness and recovery can be a view of the outdoors, natural lighting, indoor plants and flowers as…. Read More

Cedar Crest Free of Health Deficiencies!

Dear Employees, What better way to start a new year but to have the Rhode Island Department of Health find you free of Health Deficiencies!  The D.O.H. is the ultimate authority in surveying the quality of care in nursing facilities in the state of RI.  We’re surveyed against Federal regulations.  There are hundreds of areas that could be potential issues but the survey team felt strongly that this was a…. Read More

Home Health, Nutrition and the Holiday Season

Nutrition and diet are always important to talk about in terms of cardiac health, but especially during the Holiday Season. Studies suggest that there is an increase in cardiac events during the winter months with a peak around the holiday season.  In addition, there are significantly more admissions to the hospital due to a cardiac event following Christmas day when compared to other holidays. This could be related to overeating,…. Read More

Director of Nurses is Rhode Island Monthly’s Honorable Mention for Nurse Leader of The Year

What makes for a good nurse?  Ask anyone in the healthcare world and they’ll tell you the following:  Compassion.  An inquiring mind.  Perseverance.  An unrelenting desire to help people.  But what makes an excellent nurse?  They’re the ones who hold your hand through the good and bad, who stay by your side well past their shifts end, who advocate for your best interests and who inspire others to follow in…. Read More

Cedar Home Health Receives Patient Satisfaction Award

PATIENT SATISFACTION AWARD OF DISTINCTION The Cedars Home Healthcare Program receives a Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction 2016 Cedar Home Health has once again been recognized for being in the top 25% of the Fazzi  National Patient Satisfaction Database.  For the third consecutive year our patients have experienced excellent satisfaction and are definitly  likely to recommend our service to others.  Agencies with this distinction are proven leaders that have excelled…. Read More

The Cedars Home Care Nurse Receives Rhode Island Monthly’s Excellence in Nursing Award

What makes for a good nurse?  Ask anyone in the healthcare world and they’ll tell you the following:  Compassion.  An inquiring mind.  Perseverance.  An unrelenting desire to help people.  But what makes an excellent nurse?  They’re the ones who hold your hand through the good and bad, who stay by your side well past their shifts end, who advocate for your best interests and who inspire others to follow in…. Read More

National Fall Prevention Awareness Week

National Fall Prevention Awareness Week, 09/22 – 09/28 2016 “Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016” Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. Each year millions of older people – those 65 and older – fall. In fact one out of three older people falls…. Read More

CHF Successfully Managed at Home

Suffering from Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) can be frustrating, scary and confusing for both patient and family members. CHF can be successfully managed at home.  Home health care professionals are important members of the CHF care team. Their main goal is to improve self-management skills and to encourage patient to be as active as possible. Through education, support and collaboration with a patient’s physician, a home health program can patients…. Read More