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

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.

July 6th, 2017

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

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 […]

July 6th, 2017

Take this risk assessment test from the American Diabetes Association…

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…

July 6th, 2017

7th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day – September 23

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 […]

July 6th, 2017

What happens during a stroke

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.

July 6th, 2017

Prepared for Flu Season? We are!

Did you get your flu vaccination yet? Our staff have been receiving them since the beginning of October in preparation for flu season…

July 6th, 2017

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

July 6th, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Changes for 2015

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 […]

July 6th, 2017

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

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

July 6th, 2017

People who feel younger at heart live longer

(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 […]

July 6th, 2017