When It Comes to Antibiotics, Less is More

How can you feel better when you have a terrible cold? Your doctor might tell you to rest, drink lots of fluid, and do what you can to relieve your uncomfortable symptoms. You might be disappointed that you can’t just take a pill to make your cold disappear. You might even ask for an antibiotic…

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How We Can Prevent Healthcare-Related Infections

As part of our coverage of International Infection Prevention Week, today we’d like to talk about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and how we can combat their spread. First of all, let’s define what these infections are: HAIs are infections you can catch while receiving treatment for another condition. Patients mainly catch these conditions in hospitals, but…

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Wash Your Hands to Prevent Infection

Infection prevention is everybody‘s business, says APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control. At Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehab, we’re in full agreement with that statement. All of us—patients, visitors, nursing assistants, nurses, and doctors—work together to reduce the incidence of infection in our building. During International Infection Prevention Week, we’re stepping up our efforts…

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Cholesterol: The Silent Killer

High cholesterol is one of the leading causes of heart attacks. But cholesterol buildup comes with no signs or symptoms, so you can go years before you notice a problem. That’s why it’s so important to check your cholesterol levels as you age. If your numbers are concerning, you can make lifestyle changes to lower your…

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Know Your Rights as a Resident

Do you know your rights as a nursing home resident? Consumer Voice, a national advocate for quality long-term care, celebrates Resident’s Rights Month every October. Here at Park Crescent, we’re passionately devoted to honoring our residents’ dignity and value, and so we’re joining Consumer Voice in raising awareness about this important topic.     If…

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Congrats to Park Crescent on a significant achievment!

We are so very proud to announce that Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation has achieved a coveted award designation recently from one of the most premier and prestigious independent Healthcare organizations and resources!       Here is an excerpt from their press release coverage: Park Crescent won the Innovator of the Year category for…

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Medicare Open Enrollment 2018: What You Need to Know

It’s just 10 days away. Medicare open enrollment season will begin on October 15, and here’s what you may be wondering about it: What is Medicare open enrollment? This is the time of year when Medicare beneficiaries can evaluate their healthcare coverage and make changes if necessary. During open enrollment, you can switch from Original…

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New Method for Accurate Alzheimer’s Diagnosis?

A new brain imaging method can show the spread of specific protein depositions, which are unique to Alzheimer’s disease. A new imaging test from Lund University in Sweden may be able to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, reports Science Daily. Getting a proper diagnosis can be difficult with dementia conditions. A range of conditions can cause…

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Tomorrow: Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Take a look at these shocking statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: More than one in four older adults aged 65 and older will fall this year. Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury. Annually there are represents 29 million falls, 3 million emergency…

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