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How to prevent Elder Fraud

Elder fraud is a 36 billion dollar “industry” and they are making a business out of taking advantage of older adults. This is not only happening to the older or those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, but younger and educated seniors are losing money as well. There are 4 options to take advantage of to make sure you…

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Questions to ask when choosing a Rehabilitation Center

When searching for a rehabilitation center for your loved one, it is best that you visit several facilities. There is the possibility that your first choice doesn’t have an open spot and should have a back-up. Before choosing a facility, you should ask these questions: Is the facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation…

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Choosing a Long-Term Care facility

There are two types of long-term care facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Residential Care/Assisted Living. Licensed SNFs provide 24-hour skilled nursing care either in a nursing home or a convalescent hospital. Residential Care/Assisted Living is a licensed facility that provides 24-hour non-medical care and supervision for individuals needing assistance with activities of daily living.…

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Happy National Nurses Week

May 6 through May 12 is considered Nurses Week. Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center wants to wish all of their wonderful nurses Happy Nurses Week. You are appreciated for your dedication and care for the lives of the residents. Thank you for all you do.

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Why Physical Therapy for Older Adults is Important

Many people don’t feel the need to keep in physical shape when they get older. Consequently, many of those older adults end up needing to use a walker, fall more often, and become depressed. The best person for any grandparent is to get a physical therapist that specializes in geriatrics. Like those you find in…

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9 ways to Prevent a Fall

It’s reported that one out of three seniors will fall this year and fewer than half will mention it to their doctors. Falls are one of the biggest causes for injuries that can result in hip fractures, cuts, and serious head/brain injuries. Here are some tips to help prevent a fall: Clean up clutter: keep…

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Easter Egg Hunt with the Kids

Staff at Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation would like to thank Girdler Elementary for bringing their students to hunt eggs and eat ice cream here at the facility. Residents are “egg-cited” for Easter and enjoyed the annual egg race. Now they’re looking forward to the Easter party.

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Happy Doctor’s Day 2019

Last week was Doctor’s Day and the staff at Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center would like to take the time to thank the amazing physicians that put time at the facility. They ensure that the residents are provided with the best care possible. Your work is very much appreciated and admired.

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Key Facts into picking a Health Facility

Health facilities or health care facilities are places that provide health care. That include hospitals, clinics, outpatient care centers, and specialized care centers. When you choose a health facility, you might want to consider: How close it is to where you live or work Whether your health insurance will pay for services there Whether your…