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What Is Skilled Nursing?

Skilled nursing care facilities, commonly referred to as nursing homes, are licensed healthcare facilities that are inspected and regulated by the state’s Department of Health Services. They offer long- and short-term care for individuals who need rehabilitation [...]

6 Activities to Help an Aging Parent Avoid Isolation

As people age, they tend to find themselves more and more isolated from others. They retire and no longer socialize in the workplace, their friends start dying, they may lose their spouse, and lack of mobility makes it harder for them to leave home. Unfortunately [...]

The Three Types of Alzheimer’s Disease

Almost everyone has heard about Alzheimer’s disease, and some have experienced it up close and personal for the devastating disease that it is.  Vast amounts of literature reveal the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and even the genetic and lifestyle causes that experts believe can bring on the debilitating [...]

Cultural Awareness In Public Health Education

Researchers have recently become very interested in the effects of culture on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia in America. They believe the exploration of cultural influences is critical, as culture affects understanding of dementia, how services are utilized, and the psycho-social experiences of the families of [...]

Strokes – Rehabilitation and Recovery

Approximately 700,000 strokes occur in America each year. Strokes are the leading cause of disability in adults in America and the number three cause of death. A stroke is a traumatic and life-changing event, but with proper, timely diagnosis and treatment, the lasting effects of a stroke can be [...]

First Person Account: Getting the Right Care

Orange County Register Columnist Jane Glen Haas was a patient at Newport Nursing & Rehab during her recovery after shoulder replacement surgery. Following are excerpts from her newspaper column. I’ve been replacing joints for a long time. My knees are almost a decade old and my hip was new two [...]

Groups for Active Seniors in San Jose

With age comes wisdom, so you probably know how important it is for seniors to stay active and stimulated long after retirement. If you live in or near San Jose, it's easier than ever to make the most of your later years. The following social groups are just a [...]

The Differences Between Inpatient Rehab and Skilled Nursing

Nursing homes serve all kinds of healthcare purposes, including rehabilitation. Often people need to have short-term stays in nursing facilities after hospitalizations or for rehabilitative purposes, especially after a stroke or other injury. If you or a loved one needs nursing home care for rehabilitation, you most likely will be [...]

Groups for Active Seniors in San Diego

San Diego is a great place to grow old without feeling old. You can't reverse time, but you can prevent health problems and increase your morale by stimulating your mind and exercising your body as often as possible. There are so many local opportunities to participate in social groups, [...]

How To Recover From a Stroke

Strokes are the fifth most common cause of death in the United States, and at least two-thirds of all strokes happen to patients who are 65 or older. As with any other injury or medical condition, aging does make rehabilitation and recovery more difficult. Your first stroke also increases [...]

Senior Expos in California

Aging is inevitable, but some of its more sinister side effects – such as inactivity, poor health, and loneliness – are definitely not. If you're 55 or older, it's important to resist those clichés and embrace all the information and opportunities available to you. Fortunately, California is teeming with [...]

When to Consider a Skilled Nursing Facility

Loss of independence is a common fear among aging adults, and it's an emotional topic for the people who love them too. However, it's important to pay close attention to behavior patterns and health conditions that change as your loved ones get older. Some physical and mental deterioration is [...]