The Story of the American Gut

As National Skilled Nursing Care Week winds down at Park Crescent, let’s add another story to all the narratives we’ve shared over the last few days. It’s the story of the American gut. The latest reports from The American Gut, part of an ongoing global microbiome project, tell us more about what’s going on inside…

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Happy National Skilled Nursing Care Week!

Park Crescent is celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Week with tributes to life’s significant stories. Every individual has a story to share, and that’s especially so in skilled nursing. Seniors have lived through important personal and historical events, and those episodes have shaped their lives and perspectives forever. Everyone has a personal narrative that has…

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A Surprising Way to Fight Dementia

After years of research, scientists are starting to understand the causes and triggers of dementia. They’ve issued many recommendations over the years: exercise, maintain a healthy weight, control your blood pressure, etc. Now there’s a surprising new suggestion: volunteer regularly. Volunteering is Good for your Brain A new study out of Indiana University found that…

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Park Crescent Celebrates Our Incredible Nurses During National Nurses Week 2018!

National Nurses Week is being celebrated all week across the country and is being equally celebrated right here at Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation! Our amazing Nurses are a source of tremendous pride to us and to our families and grateful residents. Their unswerving dedication, devotion and compassion is what makes our healthcare facility a…

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Why Seniors Should Embrace Technology

If you’re a senior, a caregiver to a senior, or both, you may think technology is not for you. You’re reading this online, and you probably have at least one internet-connected device, but are you taking full advantage of everything technology has to offer? Today’s seniors have resources like never before in history. Technological advances…

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How Drinking Affects Aging

If you’ve always been a light drinker, limiting yourself to a glass of wine in social situations, you might think you have nothing to worry about. After all, a wealth of medical information supports actual health benefits from moderate wine drinking. For instance, some studies have proven that drinking red wine may protect the heart. But…

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Caring for the Caregiver

Imagine you’re on an airplane that suddenly loses air pressure. The oxygen masks descend, and everyone scrambles to put them on. You’re traveling with a loved one who needs help. What do you do? The airline safety instructions are very clear: first put on your own mask, and then help others. You can only care for…

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New Hope for Non-Healing Diabetic Wounds

Diabetes comes with many complications, and the most debilitating of them are wounds on the feet or legs. There are an estimated 25 million Americans with diabetes, and approximately 15% of diabetics will develop an ulcer on the feet or lower legs at some point. This is because diabetes causes poor blood circulation, which lowers the…

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Seniors Can Tell their Stories with Scrapbooking

Here at Park Crescent, we’re gearing up for National Skilled Nursing Care Week. The week-long observance, beginning  May 13, will celebrate our unique life stories. The seniors in our lives have fascinating and inspirational stories to tell, if we only listen. Have you ever asked your mom what was it like coming of age during…

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