The Dos and Don'ts of Dementia Care

If your loved one has mid or late stage dementia, then we don't need to tell you how challenging it can be to care for them. People who are suffering from later stages of dementia are often sad, angry, afraid, paranoid and confused, and that can sometimes make them aggressive, oppositional and sometimes even violent. [More]

Physical Therapy as an Alternative to Surgery

Could physical therapy be an alternative to surgery? Most people think of physical therapy as necessary for recovering from surgery, an illness or an accident, but it's much more effective than many believe. In fact, not only can physical therapy help you recover from a surgery, in some cases, it could even make it possible to skip the surgery altogether! [More]

Warning Signs of a Stroke

May is World Stroke Month, and it's the perfect time to learn the common warning signs of a stroke. When someone is having a stroke, it means that their brain isn't getting the blood that it needs to survive. Because of this, acting fast is of the utmost importance. Getting help right away could prevent the stroke victim from becoming disabled or even dying. [More]

Signs That You May Benefit From Long Term Care

The decision to place your loved one in a senior housing community where they'll receive long-term care is never easy. Moving from the home they've lived in for years to a senior living community won't be easy, and while we all like to think that we'll be able to stay in our own homes for the rest of our lives, for some, long-term care really is the best option. But how can you tell if long-term care is the best option for your loved one? [More]

Throw Back Thursday: Our Beginning

"It is always sad to see something that has been useful rendered useless. This is true of a man's life, but it is also true of a building. In this instance, it was the High School-College building in Elk Horn which had served a good purpose for a number of years, but now the time had come when its usefulness as a high school was terminated. [More]

Best Exercises for Seniors

Exercise is important for people of all ages. Some people feel that once they reach a certain age, they no longer need to worry about exercise. But exercise is important for everyone, no matter how old you are, and arguably, exercise becomes even more important as you age. [More]

New Century Art Guild Therapy

Tis' the season of love and Salem loves New Century Art Guild. Each month they provide art therapy to our residents and Veterans. Today, they brought materials to help residents make Valentine's Cards. New Century Art Guild, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the State of Iowa and the State of Nebraska. [More]