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Published on Monday, May 23rd, 2016.
Having spent an enjoyable Mother’s Day with my family, it gave me pause to reflect on family businesses and what makes them thrive. As the owner and administrator of The Cedars, a successful health care provider for over 45 years, I am fortunate to see a third generation join me in its operation. In fact, my husband and all three children play vital roles in our day-to-day operations. This is…. Read More
Published on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.
Chronic disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. Examples include diabetes, pulmonary disease and heart disease. Chronic illness affects the population worldwide. As described by the Centers for Disease Control, chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. It accounts for 70% of all deaths in the U.S., which is 1.7 million each year.The management of chronic illnesses has become a…. Read More
Published on Thursday, April 28th, 2016.
According to Advancing Excellence, a national campaign aimed to improve quality in nursing centers across the country, “person-centered care [is care] that promotes choice, purpose and meaning in daily life. In person-centered care, a premium is placed on welcoming and honoring each resident’s needs and wants”. In actuality, this personalized approach is the key to excellent customer service in any business that wishes to excel – both at attracting…. Read More
Published on Saturday, April 16th, 2016.
15 Questions to Ask: How long has the provider been in business? How comprehensive is this provider (for example, do they also have short term care, long stay care, rehabilitation should I need those later)? Does the home care provider have national accreditations? What types of services does the provider offer (for example, nursing, physical therapy, home health aides)? Is the provider willing to share patient survey results? How…. Read More
Published on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016.
Today in every healthcare arena, there is increasing reference to “person-centered care.” Other similar terms include patient-centered, resident-centered, individualized or personalized care. For short-stay patients or long-term residents in a nursing center, person-centered care means that staff seeks out individual preferences for the majority of daily decisions. Staff at person-centered care nursing centers is trained in this special approach where daily activities are created around individual needs instead…. Read More
Published on Thursday, April 7th, 2016.
Home health care is a convenient way for patients to recover from their illness while being able to stay in the comfort of their home.
Published on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016.
Aging and poor health often coincide with each other as seniors may have to deal with declining metabolism, aging cells, decrease in appetite, weaker bones and joints, loss of muscle, and a weakened immune system. In order to combat the deteriorating health, it’s crucial that seniors adopt a consistent habit of eating healthy foods that contain rich nutritional value. Some of the benefits are: resistance to illnesses, increase in energy…. Read More
Published on Monday, March 7th, 2016.
You’ve made it! The long awaited surgery is over. So what is the next step? After going through surgery, it’s important to focus on eating nutritious meals in order to get your body to fully recover from the procedure. Preparing the right foods after surgery can lower the risk of infection and put you on a faster route to recovery. Whether your body needs to repair tissue, replace fluids, rebuild…. Read More
Published on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.
One of the most difficult times in a person’s life is watching a loved one going through a medical-related hardship, especially when dealing with a stroke patient. Not only are they affected by the catastrophic event but the person caring for them is affected as well. It can be draining in every aspect–emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially. The first thing you need to realize is that you’re not alone in…. Read More
Published on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016.
In Honor of National Heart Month, The Cedars would like to share 5 easy ways to keep your heart healthy. Having a healthy heart indicates a healthy lifestyle impacting your happiness, level of energy, improvements in appearance, and most importantly, life longevity. The consequences of having a bad heart are horrifying–it can cause heart attacks, strokes, coronary diseases, diabetes, and further health problems. In fact, cardiovascular-related diseases are one of…. Read More