Anne came to the Gardens at Tunkhannock after a 4 week hospital stay. She felt physically and emotionally weak and worried she might not get home again. The nursing and therapy staff helped her get motivated and moving again. here is just some of the many positive comments Anne answered when she was asked about her stay.
What are some of the highlights of your stay? “My roommate, the clean spacious facility, the food menu…Therapy was specifically tailored to my needs”
How did you like your meals? “Loved them! Roasted Bell Peppers, pot roast… breakfa...
Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors
We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalize...
Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!
Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.
Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone ...
The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why
If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:
Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reali...
Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom
Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:
Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especia...
Dorothy*, 91, arrived at The Gardens at Tunkhannock suffering from acute respiratory failure and acute intestinal obstruction. She had impaired cognition, trouble swallowing and generalized weakness. In addition, Dorothy was trouble keeping her balance which caused a decrease in her overall function and mobility.
Working with Dorothy, our physical, occupational and speech therapy teams developed a tailored rehabilitation plan with strategic objectives – our goal was to help Dorothy regain her independence so she could return home safely.
Dorothy’s can-do attitude amazed us all! Each day, s...