Ricky Star and a woman smiling at the camera

Ricky Star is in the House

Staff and residents of Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center want to thank Ricky Star for coming out the other day and entertaining everyone with your wonderful voice. Everyone had a great time sitting back and listening to the music.

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Fourth of July with the Residents

The residents and staff at Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center had a blast celebrating the Fourth of July. There were poppers, balloons, necklaces, and food to help celebrate Independence Day. Hope all had a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Summer: Crowd of people walking on a street, defocused.

Tips to help seniors stay cool this summer

With age, seniors can’t adjust their bodies to high temperatures as well as they did when they were younger, so they have to be careful of overheating and heat stroke during the summer. They are also more likely to become dehydrated which will increase their risk. This is a list of ways to stay cool…

a man wearing blue hospital gown using a walker

How to use a walker safely and comfortably

Many older adults that use a folding walker need it to move around more safely and independently. Learning how to use a walker correctly takes practice because the movements aren’t always intuitive. Using a walker incorrectly can actually increase the risk of fall or body aches. The first thing any adult needs to do when…

Fraud: a mail slit that says no junk mail

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…

Rehabilitation: an older woman holding a squeaze ball and a younger woman putting her hand on her arm

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…

Long-Term Care: Retired Couple Sitting On Bench With Hot Drink In Assisted Living Facility

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.