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Choose the Rehab Facility That Knows How to Get Your Family Member Going

By Denise Brown. Careconversations.org My mom has three new hips (one hip had to be replaced twice) and two new knees. After each surgery to get her new parts, she recovered at a long-term care facility. Her rehab stays ensured she returned home able to maneuver the house’s landscape (which includes lots of steps) and… Read More

Why Gerontological Training?

Why Gerontological Training? By Paul P. Falkowski, Ph.D. Online Instructor/Coordinator Department of Gerontology – University of Nebraska at Omaha Hardly a day passes without a headline appearing about elder abuse, nursing homes under investigation, growing staff shortages and turnovers rates and so on. While many providers give excellent care, Boomers are increasingly searching Nursing Home… Read More

Elkhorn, NE: Vetter Health Services Care Communities recognized by national program for commitment to quality care.

Davidplace, Heritage Estates, Tiffany Square, Hooper Care Center, Shady Oaks Care Center, Westward Heights Care Center, Rose Lane Home, Heritage of Bel-Air, Papillion Manor, Brookefield Park, and The Manor at Elfindale all receive The Bronze National Quality Award Eleven (11) of the Vetter Health Services care centers have been recognized as 2015 recipients of the… Read More

3 Fall Risk Factors You Should Know

Falling, particularly with aging adults, is a scary reality. In fact, the risk of falling increases with age. At skilled nursing centers across the country, health care teams are working with residents and their families to prevent falls before they even occur. But if your loved one does take a fall, know that an investigation… Read More

North Platte, NE: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

      Linden Court supported “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s” disease, which took place at North Platte’s Cody Park. Many organizations from the North Platte Community participated in the walk. “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s” helps the Alzheimer’s Association to enhance Alzheimer’s care, support and advance critical research for all those affected by this… Read More

Alliance, NE: Party at the Park

                         It has become tradition that in the fall Highland Park breaks out the ball gowns and dapper suits to bring a little style to the western Sandhills. This year was certainly no exception. Perhaps what made this event extra special was the seemingly endless support pouring… Read More

Music Therapy to Benefit Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Music Therapy has proven to be particularly effective for persons with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Research in both music therapy and in neuroscience has shown that music can affect function in profound ways. In fact, some neuroscience studies have shown that certain types of music stimulate the production of dopamine and serotonin – two neurotransmitters (chemicals… Read More

North Platte, NE: Mayor Dwight Livingston Proclaimed National Assisted Living Week

       Mayor Dwight Livingston of North Platte visited Linden Estates during National Assisted Living Week on September 16th. He presented Linden Estates with a proclamation, proclaiming National Assisted Living Week September 13-19 2015 in North Platte, Nebraska, and he urged all citizens of North Platte to visit the residents of these communities to… Read More