Occupational Therapy at a Skilled Nursing Center
If you are recovering from a hospitalization, have a chronic health condition, or experienced a serious injury that has impacted your independence your healthcare team may suggest occupational therapy (OT) at a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) to continue your recovery. Occupational therapy can be an essential part of a patient’s recovery journey while they improve…
Tips for Maintaining Your Health After a Skilled Nursing Stay
Skilled nursing care, also known as post-acute rehabilitation, is for those who need short-term care following a hospitalization from an injury, surgery, or illness. This level of care is intended to successfully transition patients from hospital to home with the tools they need for each phase of recovery to help increase their independence and quality…
Summer Safety Tips for Older Adults
Summer has officially begun with high temperatures right around the corner. Stay safe this summer by protecting yourself and your loved ones from experiencing the harmful effects of the sun and symptoms of heat-related illness, also known as hyperthermia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults are at a higher risk…
Your Healthcare Career at a Skilled Nursing Center
Are you a recent nursing school grad, or curious about entering the healthcare field? Starting your career at a skilled nursing center may not be top of mind, but there are many benefits when you choose to care for post-acute patients in a skilled nursing setting. Whether you are a certified nursing assistant (CNA) with…
Discovery Nursing and Rehab of Vancouver Receives Top Marks For Quality and Safety
Vancouver, Wash. – Prestige Care, an industry leader in senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, is pleased to announce that Discovery Nursing and Rehab of Vancouver recently earned a deficiency-free survey from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). In its most recent survey led by state regulators, the skilled…
“Hearts and Paws” Dog Fostering Program at Sullivan Park Care Center
Sullivan Park Care Center, a Prestige Care Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and their residents have recently partnered with SpokAnimal C.A.R.E., an animal shelter in Spokane, Washington, to start “Hearts and Paws”. This new dog fostering program is entirely resident-run and was established to find senior dogs a forever home while also allowing Sullivan Park…
Skilled Nursing Care after a Stroke
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, an important time to raise awareness and education about how to recognize a stroke, what you can do to prevent a stroke, and how rehabilitation at a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) can help you regain your independence after experiencing a stroke. A stroke occurs when blood supply to the…
Fall Prevention at a Long-Term Care Center
A fall can be a life-changing event for an adult at any age, but it can be an even greater concern for older adults and those recovering in a long-term care, or skilled nursing center. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year over 3 million adults over the age of…
Skilled Nursing Care After a Fall
Have you recently experienced a fall? A fall can be especially dangerous for adults over the age of 65 as they are more likely to suffer a head injury or broken bone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five falls causes an injury that may require hospitalization…
Taking Care of Your Heart
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular, or heart disease refers to a variety of conditions that can negatively affect a person’s heart health, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart defects. Living with heart disease or recovering from cardiac trauma, such as a heart attack, does not need to…
Cardiac Rehabilitation at a Skilled Nursing Facility
If you or your loved one have been hospitalized following a heart attack or have recently undergone heart surgery, your doctor may suggest cardiac rehabilitation at a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) to continue recovery and ease the transition from hospital to home. Cardiac trauma can be unexpected and may lead to life-long chronic medical conditions…
Short-Term vs. Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care
If you have recently been hospitalized, you may be required to continue your recovery journey at a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). A skilled nursing facility offers a range of care services from short-term to long-term care, whether you had a planned joint replacement procedure, or recently suffered a stroke. It is important to know the…
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