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What can you do to Protect your Memory?

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.

Revamped Eating Guidlines for Older Americans

July 25, 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!

Living with COPD in the Hot and Humid Summer

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.

Living to 100

July 07, 2016

Seven centenarians give their advice on how to make it to 100. Find out what simple philosophies can lead to a long, healthy life.

Protect your Skin this Summer

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.

The Pines at Bristol - Named to "Best of Lists"

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!"

The Importance of Staying Hydrated for the Elderly

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.

Make a Difference and Volunteer

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.

Cupcake Battles to End Alzheimer’s at Westgate Center for Rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s Care

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.

Respite Care for Spring & Summer Vacations

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.

National Health Care Centers Receive “Customer Experience Awards”

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.

The Pines at Bristol Receives 2016 Customer Experience Award

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.

Fear and Hope: Life After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

February 05, 2016

These four people have Alzheimer's disease. Here's what they want you to know.

Alzheimer’s: Pay Attention to the Early Warning Signs

November 20, 2015

Memory problems can be isolating, and speaking with your family and primary provider is important.

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors

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...

Family Caregiver Resource Fair

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.

How to Find the Joy in Caregiving

October 05, 2015

To avoid 'caregiver dementia,' it's important to find joy amid the devastation and frustration...

Healthy Aging: Vaccines You Need Now

September 28, 2015

Protect yourself from flu, pneumonia, shingles and more.

Senior Nutrition

September 07, 2015

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.

Application for Admission Available for Download

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.

The Pines at Rutland designated by the state of Vermont as one of the top 5 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, again.

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...

Meeting Your Nutritional Needs as You Age

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.

Boost Brain Power 24 Hours A Day

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.

Changes Enhance at Winship Green

August 12, 2015

Great article in The Times Record on the new renovations completed at Winship Green!

Ten Tips for Healthy Aging

August 06, 2015

Some great tips from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health....

Marlborough Health & Rehabilitation Center Receives Bronze National Quality Care Award

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.

Planning a weekend away this summer???

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...

A Better Treatment for Alzheimer's: Exercise

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.

New Alzheimer's Drugs Offer 'Exciting Possibilities'

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.

New saliva test may catch Alzheimer's disease early

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.

Passport Rehabilitation Launches New TV Commercial

June 04, 2015

Click to see our new Passport Rehab TV Commercial!!!

Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

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.

Healthy diet may improve memory, says study

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?

Cambridge Health & Rehabilitation Center Holds Groundbreaking for Addition and Renovations

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.

U.S. News & World Report Names “Best Nursing Homes” for 2015

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.

National HealthCare Centers Receive “Customer Experience Awards”

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.

Eastside Center receives "Deficiency-Free" survey

February 26, 2015

Congratulations to Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation for receiving a "Deficiency-Free" survey from the state of Maine!!!

Chronic Lung Disease: Starting an Exercise Plan

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.

State of Connecticut has 11 flu-related deaths -- all in seniors

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.

People who feel younger at heart live longer

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.

Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

January 05, 2015

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response may prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease, scientists believe

Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Changes for 2015

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.

U.S. News & World Report Names “Best Nursing Homes” for 2014

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.

Cold Spring Hills Receives national "Teddy Award" for reducing workplace injuries from insurance and risk management group!

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.

Prepared for Flu Season? We are!

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...

What happens during a stroke

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.

7th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day - September 23

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!

Take this risk assessment test from the American Diabetes Association...

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...

Many commonly prescribed drugs taken by older adults can raise risk of falls

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.

Westgate Center for Rehab & Alzheimer’s Care Joins National HealthCare

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.

Caring for aging parents leads to negative financial cycle for some...

March 21, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/03/07/caring-for-aging-parents-leads-to-negative-financial-cycle-for-some-study/

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

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.

How to Hang Out With Someone Who Has Alzheimer's

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.

Be Active Every Day

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.

Alzheimer's risk before symptoms: Do you want to know?

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.

Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?

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.

Dover Center Hosts Heroes Picnic on 9/11

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.

Water's Edge recently hosted the CT Case Management Society of America

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.

Blood pressure drugs may help Alzheimer’s, study suggests

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.

Ludlowe Center Opens Doors to Community after Two-Year Renovation

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...

7 New Centers Welcomed into National HealthCare Family

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.

New Centers Join NHCA

June 18, 2013

Help us welcome two additional health and rehabilitation centers to NHCA's growing family of centers throughout the Northeast.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Doctor's Visit

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.

NHCA Announces New Recruitment/Pre-Hire Video

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!

Water's Edge Raises Scholarship Money

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.

Robert Baranello to Serve as Corporate Chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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

Heartwood Terrace Assisted Living Residence to Change Name and Ownership

February 04, 2013

Lynbrook-based National HealthCare Associates recently purchased Heartwood Terrace Assisted Living Program, 2405 15th Street Troy, NY

Riverside Offers Virtual Rehabilitation System

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.

5 Hidden Winter Health Dangers

December 27, 2012

How to stay safe when the cold can play havoc with your heart, blood pressure and lungs.

How Doctors Stay Healthy Through the Winter

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.

Health officials push for more people to get flu shot

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.

Getting Better With Age: Why Seniors Are More Satisfied

August 23, 2012

The perks of growing old, and how to feel better now.

The Fish Oil Debate: Great Brain Medicine, or Just an Expensive Placebo?

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.

Staff Member Wins ACHCA Facility Leadership Award

June 18, 2012

Congratulations to Pines at Bristol staff member, Krista Wagner, on being an ACHCA Facility Leadership Award winner!

The Pines At Rutland recognized as Top Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vermont

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.

RN Coordinator at Cold Spring Hills Wins Nurse of Distinction

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.

Riverside Administrator Selected as a Future Leader of America by the American Health Care Association

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.

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