As American Heart Month comes to a close, we want to bring light to a common form of heart disease in the elderly; congestive heart failure. The American Heart Association reports that in the U.S., congestive heart failure (CHF) is the leading cause of hospitalization in people over the age of 65. To improve the effectiveness of care for those with CHF, we not only react and intervene at Mitchell-Hollingsworth when one becomes ill, but we also proactively focus on keeping pa
Did you know… Mitchell-Hollingsworth works with local hospice companies to offer and provide respite care so that family members or caretakers can rest, take time off, or travel. What is Respite? Respite is a short-term stay at a nursing home that allows caretakers to take a temporary break from caregiving responsibilities. Respite stays can range from 1 day to 5 days and even longer in certain circumstances. Respite stays allow a commitment-free way for a potential resident
To our AMAZING residents, rehab patients, families, friends, and staff: Have we told you yet? How much you mean to us… Have we told you yet? About all the happiness you bring! Have we told you yet? That you mean the world to us! Just in case we haven’t… Happy Valentine’s Day! You are best thing that ever happened to us! We want you to know we LOVE you and appreciate you! Spread the LOVE!
Last week, we wanted to educate and raise awareness to heart disease, the #1 cause of death in the United States. If you missed our blog, we touched on causes, risk factors, symptoms, and even complications. If nothing else, please make sure you are aware of heart disease symptoms and speak with your physician regularly about any changes in your body. Being aware of your body and reporting those changes are the most important things you can do to stay vigilant about your hea