KENNEBUNK (WGME) -Some Maine teens are honored for making a difference, in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The students are from Kennebunk High School. The teens founded Project Playback to help spark joy and awaken the minds of Alzheimer's and dementia patients through music therapy.
December 07, 2016
December 02, 2016
By Amy Ehrlich, M.D As a geriatrician caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, I always work with my patients and their caregivers to help ensure my patients live as independently as possible, with the fewest limitations and restrictions, while ensuring their safety.
November 30, 2016
U.S. News and World Report names the "Best Nursing Homes" in the United States. We're so proud to be included in this prestigious list!
November 25, 2016
Without family members to lean on for assistance in your later years, you must plan ahead so you don't age alone. As baby boomers head into retirement, many are realizing they will have no family to depend on as they age.
November 18, 2016
Earlier this year in May, the revamped MyPlate for Older Adults icon was unveiled at a Capitol Hill luncheon. Good nutrition for seniors was the objective of the update and with it are the highlights of a healthy plate!
October 14, 2016
Medicare-eligible seniors can buy a Medicare Advantage plan from a private insurance company instead of the default option, Medicare A and B. US News & World Report has ranked companies...
October 06, 2016
Posting to social media and clenching your fists can boost your memory – plus more helpful strategies.
September 27, 2016
From baby boomers to senior boomers: 10 tips to keep you healthy and fit
September 19, 2016
For seniors, the benefits of healthy eating include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.
September 14, 2016
With several common dementia causes, it's important to nail the correct diagnosis early. When people talk about dementia, Alzheimer's disease often automatically comes to mind. That's not surprising since it's the most common type of dementia, affecting 5 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
August 01, 2016
What you are doing right now may help protect your memory. Studies have shown that everyday activities such as computer use, reading, playing games, and many other common activities are linked to better brain health.
July 20, 2016
Living with COPD is tough enough as it is but can get even worse with hot and humid weather. Managing your or a loved one’s COPD during the summer months can be critical to maintaining your health. For more information and the best way to stay cool, check out the link above to a great article.
July 01, 2016
You should always be protecting and taking care of your skin, it is extremely important after all, and there is no better time to learn the dangers if you don’t than now. Now that summer, and the beach season, is approaching, learning how to protect yourself from those potentially harmful UV rays from the sun is extremely import. The link above offers great tips that everybody should know to protect their skin during the hot, summer months.
June 27, 2016
The Pines at Bristol was recently named to the "Best of Bristol" list by the readers of the Bristol Press. The Pines took top honors in several categories; "Best Rehabilitation Facility," "Best Senior Facility," "Best Boss," and "Best Receptionist!"
June 20, 2016
With warm weather already here and summer approaching, it is very important to stay hydrated and know the dangers/symptoms of dehydration, especially among senior citizens. According to the University of Chicago Medical Center, over 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over the age of 65. For more information on the importance of staying hydrated, causes of elderly dehydration, and possible prevention, click on the link above.
June 01, 2016
Touch a life and become a volunteer at our center! Whether you are looking to gain some experience in a rehabilitation center or nursing home, looking for somewhere for your child to spend their time during the summer, or just want to help make a difference, volunteering can do a lot to put a smile on our residents’ face.
April 01, 2016
Westgate Center for Rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s Care hosted a sweet competition Friday. "Cupcake Battles to End Alzheimer’s" brought folks together at the Bangor location.
March 11, 2016
What is "Respite Care" For your own peace of mind and well-being, it’s important to allow yourself time off without worry. That is why we offer Short-Term Respite Care.
February 11, 2016
National Health Care Associates released a list of their centers who were recognized by the independent auditor of customer service for the 40-center nursing home group. Seventeen of their centers rated “Best in Class” out of more than 1,100 skilled nursing centers in the United States, receiving the prestigious “Customer Experience Awards” form Pinnacle Quality Insight.
February 10, 2016
The Pines at Bristol Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is proud to announce that they are the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2016 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in the categories of Nursing Care, Professional Therapy Services, Individual Needs, Activities, and Safety and Security. The Pines at Bristol Center for Health and Rehabilitation displays a continued dedication to providing “Best in Class” senior healthcare services.
February 05, 2016
These four people have Alzheimer's disease. Here's what they want you to know.
November 20, 2015
Memory problems can be isolating, and speaking with your family and primary provider is important.
November 12, 2015
Connections between different parts of the brain weaken with age, but new research suggests that being physically fit can boost long-term brain function...
October 13, 2015
Join us for a caregiver resource fair featuring exhibitors from an array of healthcare providers, educational materials and raffles. Click above link for more information. November 7, 10am-2pm at Hungtington Hills Center for Health & Rehab in Mellville.
October 05, 2015
To avoid 'caregiver dementia,' it's important to find joy amid the devastation and frustration...
September 28, 2015
Protect yourself from flu, pneumonia, shingles and more.
September 04, 2015
To download an "Application for Admission" to our center, simply click on the "Provider Details" tab on our website and scroll to the link to download the PDF file. Fill-out the application and return in-person during a tour or mail-in to our Admissions Department.
August 28, 2015
The "Nursing Home Quality Award - 2015" was recently presented to The Pines at Rutland Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. The Nursing Home Quality Award is awarded to only five centers in the state of Vermont...
August 27, 2015
From healthy fats to fiber, aging bodies need certain foods to promote good health. Get tips for eating well and adapting your diet as you get older.
August 13, 2015
The brain is our number one use-it-or-lose-it organ. Here, an hour-by-hour guide to improve cognition, regardless of your age.
August 12, 2015
Great article in The Times Record on the new renovations completed at Winship Green!
August 06, 2015
Some great tips from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health....
August 04, 2015
Marlborough, CT – Marlborough Health & Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
July 29, 2015
Don't forget about our "Respite Care Program" Caring for someone in need of medical and emotional support requires tremendous energy. For those times when a caregiver needs some relief, whether...
July 27, 2015
Exercise can prevent Alzheimer's disease, and now research shows it works as a great therapy, as well. Vigorous exercise not only makes Alzheimer's patients feel better, but it makes changes in the brain that could indicate improvements, researchers told the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Thursday. "Regular aerobic exercise could be a fountain of youth for the brain," said Laura Baker of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, who led one of the studies.
July 24, 2015
A batch of new drugs that aim to clear the gunk out of the brains of Alzheimer's patients are providing the best hope yet that it might be possible to slow the disease.
July 21, 2015
A test detecting Alzheimer's disease early may become easily available thanks to one plentiful bodily substance: saliva, a recently released study shows.
June 04, 2015
Click to see our new Passport Rehab TV Commercial!!!
May 18, 2015
Eating right and staying fit are important no matter what your age. As we get older our bodies have different needs, so certain nutrients become especially important for good health.
May 07, 2015
We've all heard the age old adage, "You are what you eat." But could what we eat also affect how we think?
April 30, 2015
Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, a provider of post hospital rehabilitation and nursing, held a groundbreaking ceremony and reception at their 2428 Easton Turnpike location in Fairfield on April 28. A reception took place for the more than 70 attendees, including Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau and state Representative Tony Hwang, of Fairfield, as well as other healthcare and community business leaders.
March 05, 2015
U.S. News & World Report announced its annual “Best Nursing Homes,” including 12 National HealthCare Associates affiliated centers, after reviewing state and federal inspection reports of 15,000 skilled nursing facilities across the country.
March 04, 2015
Pinnacle Quality Initiative Announces Customer Experience Awards – 2015 March 4, 2015 – National HealthCare Associates released a list of their centers who were recognized by the independent auditor of customer service for the 40-center nursing home group. Sixteen of their centers rated “Best in Class” out of more than 1,100 skilled nursing centers in the United States, in one or more customer service areas. Those centers received the prestigious “Customer Experience Awards” form Pinnacle Quality Insight.
February 26, 2015
Congratulations to Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation for receiving a "Deficiency-Free" survey from the state of Maine!!!
January 28, 2015
When you have chronic lung disease, exercise is an important part of your treatment. You may wonder how you can exercise without becoming short of breath. The answer is, you can’t. But this isn’t necessarily bad. Shortness of breath is a sign that you’re pushing yourself. And pushing yourself now means you’ll be able to do more in the future. The steps on this sheet will help you get started.
January 26, 2015
At least 11 people have died from the flu in Connecticut this season -- all of them older than 65. And while experts said the death toll isn't unusual for this point in the season, they agreed that the dire statistic is a good reminder to seniors to protect themselves.
January 14, 2015
(CNN) Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life. If those fibbers truly believe that they are younger than what it says on their birth certificate, a new study shows they are among a group of people who have a lower death rate. That's compared with those who felt their age or who even feel older than their years.
January 05, 2015
A drug which boosts the brain's immune response may prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease, scientists believe
November 26, 2014
Millions of Medicare recipients could be hit with rising prescription drug premium costs in 2015. Nearly 10 million people now enrolled in six of the 10 largest Part D drug plans face premium increases ranging from 11 to 52 percent if they don't switch to a different plan. Three other large plans, with nearly 3.5 million members, will drop their premiums by 13 to 31 percent.
November 13, 2014
(Updated centers) U.S. News & World Report announced its annual “Best Nursing Homes,” after reviewing state and federal inspection reports of 15,000 skilled nursing facilities across the country...and 10 National HealthCare Associates affiliates made the list.
November 05, 2014
Teddy Award winner Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation proved that even small organizations can make a huge difference in their employees’ lives.
November 03, 2014
Did you get your flu vaccination yet? Our staff have been receiving them since the beginning of October in preparation for flu season...
October 29, 2014
A stroke is a very scary thing: A vessel carrying blood to the brain becomes blocked or bursts, leaving the brain deprived of the essential oxygen and nutrients it needs to survive. In the minutes following a stroke, brain cells begin to die.
September 15, 2014
The 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on September 23, 2014—the first day of fall. This year’s theme, Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. Click here for some great information on preventing falls for you or a loved one... Since Falls Prevention Awareness Day was first observed in 2008, we have grown participation in the event from 11 states to 47 states and the District of Columbia. This year, we hope to expand our reach even further!
September 08, 2014
Are you or a loved on at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Click on this link below to take a risk assessment test from the American Diabetes Association...
August 13, 2014
Half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the risk of falls, according to new research. Painkillers and antidepressants were most strongly tied to a greater likelihood of being injured in a fall, the study of 64,000 Swedes over age 65 found. Severe injuries were significantly more common with 11 out of the 20 medications studied.
June 02, 2014
BANGOR, ME, – June 1, 2014 – National HealthCare Associates, Inc. announced the acquisition of Westgate Center for Rehabilitation & Alzheimer’s Care into its portfolio of 40 nursing, rehabilitation and assisted living programs and centers. All centers are located within the Northeast.
March 21, 2014
March 17, 2014
(CNN) -- In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.
February 12, 2014
By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor My 87-year-old Dad, who has dementia, had nine visitors recently: his grandchildren, who ranged in age from 4 to 17. Four of my own kids and my six nieces and nephews made a lively parade as they threaded through the halls of the care facility where he's doing stroke rehab. Their chattering and bouncing reminded me that although visiting a nursing care facility can feel unnatural if you're not used to it, in some ways nothing could be more natural than what sometimes happens when life at either end of the spectrum connects.
February 03, 2014
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines are the essential elements of Go4Life. Go4Life offers exercises, motivational tips, and free resources to help you get ready, start exercising, and keep going. The Go4Life campaign includes an evidence-based exercise guide in both English and Spanish, an exercise video, an interactive website, and a national outreach campaign.
November 12, 2013
(CNN) -- Anne Kolesar thought she had packed well for her biking trip last month in Pennsylvania's "Grand Canyon," with clothes for cold weather and snacks. But after driving about a hundred miles, she looked through her rearview mirror and realized: Oops, no bike! Kolesar, 61, laughs heartily as she tells this story. But hovering over the incident is her knowledge that she has an elevated genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease.
October 03, 2013
Getting a flu shot could help protect against a heart attack, Australian researchers say. Their new study found that hospitalized heart attack patients were about half as likely to have received a flu vaccination and about twice as likely to have gotten sick with the flu as people living in the same city who had not suffered a heart attack, leading them to conclude that flu shots might shield against heart attacks.
September 12, 2013
In honor of the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, the Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation hosted a picnic Wednesday to recognize local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians in the Greater Dover Community.
August 14, 2013
Water's Edge recently hosted the Connecticut Case Management Society of America's quarterly dinner meeting. Members enjoyed an elegant dinner, tours and raffles provide by the Water's Edge team.
August 05, 2013
Patients who took a certain type of blood pressure medication got measurable relief from worsening Alzheimer’s symptoms, too, researchers reported on Thursday.
July 31, 2013
International speaker and author Dr. Bernie Siegel was the featured speaker at the recent community opening of Ludlowe Center, following their renovations. First Selectman, Mike Tetreau and State Representative Tony Hwang spoke to the crowd...
July 01, 2013
National HealthCare Associates family of rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers now reaches Maine, with the addition of seven new centers on July 1, 2013.
June 18, 2013
Help us welcome two additional health and rehabilitation centers to NHCA's growing family of centers throughout the Northeast.
May 14, 2013
(CNN) -- How did your last doctor's appointment go? If you're like most patients, your answer might be "too quickly." You've probably noticed how busy your doctor is as he or she zips in and out of exam rooms. As a result, your visit is getting shorter -- the average time a doc has to spend with each patient has dwindled to a speedy seven minutes, research shows.
May 09, 2013
Check out the new National HealthCare Associates Recruitment/Pre-hire Video and see what makes National HealthCare a great place to work!
February 08, 2013
Water’s Edge recently held a “Meatball Sub Dine & Dash” to support the Middlesex Community College Foundation. Just over $500 was raised which will be used towards a scholarship for a Certified Nurse Aide student in the Allied Health Program.
February 07, 2013
The Long Island Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® announced today the appointment of Robert Baranello, CEO of Cold Spring Hills, as the Corporate Chair of its Light the Night Walk 2013
February 04, 2013
Lynbrook-based National HealthCare Associates recently purchased Heartwood Terrace Assisted Living Program, 2405 15th Street Troy, NY
January 31, 2013
Riverside announced today that it is pleased to offer the world’s first 3D “virtual rehabilitation” system designed specifically for aging adults and others with physical limitations.
December 27, 2012
How to stay safe when the cold can play havoc with your heart, blood pressure and lungs.
December 13, 2012
When the snow starts falling and the sniffles start spreading, you might wonder if small, everyday decisions really make a difference in your health. Turns out, they do. We asked doctors to weigh in on these wintertime quandaries to help you make the right choice, every time.
September 28, 2012
About 85 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed, part of a total of 135 million doses for this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
August 23, 2012
The perks of growing old, and how to feel better now.
July 26, 2012
The big caveat to all of the findings is that, while decent correlations have materialized in a few credible studies, we still do not have definitive proof that fish oil is the incredible brain elixir its manufacturers would have us believe it is.
June 18, 2012
Congratulations to Pines at Bristol staff member, Krista Wagner, on being an ACHCA Facility Leadership Award winner!
June 12, 2012
The State of Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living has recognized The Pines at Rutland Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation as one of the top 5 Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers in the state of Vermont.
May 30, 2012
Cold Spring Hills is proud to announce that Arlette Paul, RN Coordinator, has won the Nurse of Distinction Nursing Home Category Award for 2012.
April 18, 2012
Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center congratulates Karen Chadderton, Administrator for the center, on her selection for the ninth annual “Future Leaders of Long Term Care (LTC) in America” program.