Aphasia Awareness Month

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month! Aphasia is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate. It does not affect intelligence. It simply impairs the ability to speak and understand others. It occurs due to an injury to the brain, most often a stroke. It can also occur from head trauma, brain tumors, or from infections. It can be mild or so severe that communication is almost impossible. It can affect the ability to retrieve the name of objects or it can affect the ability to put words together into sentences, or even the ability to read. Aphasia is challenging, isolating, and frustrating. We want to increase public education around the language disorder and to recognize t

The Underwood Pavilion

What a wonderful night this was! On Monday, June 12, 2017, Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing & Rehabilitation Center officially dedicated our Pavilion to the most deserving, loving, caring, selfless individuals, Jim & Precy Underwood. We are happy to know that every time we drive up to our facility, we can see The Underwood Pavilion and know that it has true meaning forever and always. One amazing day Jim a navy guy met, Precy an Island girl Love was in the air, sparks began to fly And soon Precy bid her home goodbye Exploring the adventure As husband and wife They came to America to start their new life Special talents they were given by God up above To spread joy, laughter, and lo

Certified Nursing Assistant

This week is National Nursing Assistant’s Week! We want to highlight and honor this wonderful career while also educating those who may not quite understand all of the duties this job contains. Certified nursing assistants are key players in the lives of the people in their care. Their main role is to provide basic care to patients, as well as assist them in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own. In nursing or long-term care facilities, a CNA is often a patient’s main caregiver. Nursing assistants can enjoy this field in many different areas of healthcare and under many different titles. These various titles can include: Nursing Assistant, CNA or Certified Nurse Assistan

VITAMIN D & SENIORS

Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure or consumed in food or supplements. It’s important because it helps your body absorb calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. It can also aid in healthy bone growth, healthy teeth, and help muscles move and nerves carry messages from the brain throughout your body. When your body is lacking in Vitamin D, it can develop diseases which can cause brittle and thin bones. Vitamin D has many roles including: Maintaining the health of bones and teeth Regulating insulin levels and diabetes management Supporting the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system Supporting lung function and cardi

How to Cope When Your Spouse Has Health Issues

Chronic illness or a traumatic event can happen to any married couple. One of you will get sick. The other one becomes the caregiver. This is a very hard situation, but it is a reality that it can happen. Here are a few coping strategies to help you cope and help your marriage through this difficult time. Make the best of the situation. Changes are a big thing. Whether they are changes in personality due to a traumatic brain injury, progression of Alzheimer’s/ dementia or physical changes due to a stroke, you have to take it day by day and make the best of the present. Help your partner- and others- understand new limits. You may be learning your partner’s new limitations due to a condition

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