National Doctors’ Day

March 5, 2018 — National Doctors’ Day is Friday, March 30 – a day we celebrate the contributions of our physicians. The United States Congress designated Doctors’ Day as a national holiday with a resolution passed on October 30, 1990. Physicians play an important role in post-acute and long-term care. The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) formed The Society... Read More

Tips For Spring Cleaning

March 5, 2018 — If you are storing away your winter clothes, consider using large plastic storage containers that feature snap-on lids. Storage containers are very important to keeping your clothes free from fading and dust. When packing your clothes, roll them instead of folding. This not only eliminates creases and wrinkles, but also saves a lot of space.... Read More

Spotlight on Therapy

March 5, 2018 — Jodie Fogle, COTA/L Certified Occupational Assistant Licensure: Jodie has worked with us at Elizabethtown Nursing and Rehab for the past 10 years as a COTA/L. She is also certified in DPAMS which means she can treat patients using ultrasound, E-stim and Diathermy. Jodie started in therapy due to a passion for wanting to help others... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 5, 2018 — In recent years, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin, Ireland have extended to a week-long event called St. Patrick’s Festival, encompassing a spectacular fireworks display, open-air music, street theater and the traditional parade. Over one million people annually attend. As a part of the celebration, many attendees wear shamrocks on their lapels or caps... Read More

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

March 5, 2018 — March 11-17 is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, which was initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to educate about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. The 2018 theme, “Improving Life, One Breath at a Time,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome... Read More

Women’s History Month

March 5, 2018 — March is Women’s History Month, which began as International Women’s Day and then Women’s History Week. Women’s History Week was first celebrated in 1978 in Sonoma County, California, which was designed around March 8 (International Women’s Day). In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as... Read More

February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day

January 31, 2018 — What could you do today that would make someone else’s day? What could you change in yourself that would ultimately enrich the world around you? Remember the greatest gift that you can give anyone is your time. Gifts can be brought, money can be earned, but your time can never be replaced. Here are a... Read More

Tips for Better Heart Health

January 31, 2018 — Along with Valentine’s Day, we celebrate American Heart Month during February. How can you help your heart stay healthier longer? Fill up on fiber. Not only does fiber help lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, it can aid weight management. Go bananas. Too much sodium and too little potassium is a recipe for high blood... Read More

Top FIVE Superbowl Snack Foods

January 31, 2018 — Even if you don’t really follow football closely, almost everyone celebrates the Superbowl. There is fun for everyone, new and funny commercials, over the top pre-game and half time shows, and an excuse to have a party! Most would agree that the Superbowl is all about food, friends and fun. Chicken Wings – Wings are... Read More