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Health and Safety: Beat the Heat

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There are plenty of ways to keep your house cool this summer, without turning up the heat on your budget.  Simple, no-cost practices can prepare you to get the most out of every watt of electricity you need to beat the heat as we head toward the dog days of summer.

  • Open your windows.  Nothing beats a cool breeze blowing in through an open window on a warm night.  Keep on eye on the temperature both during the day and at ...
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Happy Fourth of July

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The entire Hebrew Hospital Home Continuum of Care wishes you a Happy and Healthy Independence Day.  If you're heading to a pool or a cookout, remember to stay cool as you celebrate our nation and our home.

Happy 235th Birthday America, and many more!

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Health and Safety: Warm Weather Precautions

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While we have all been anxiously awaiting the return of warm weather, there is plenty that both our residents and staffers can do to make sure we all enjoy the change of seasons in a safe and healthy way.

As we near the Fourth of July, everyone likes to spend some time outside.  The chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine is something to which everyone looks forward, but we must all remember that special precautions come with these outdoor ...

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Types of Home Care Agencies

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Licensed Home Care Service Agency (LHCSA):  LHCSAs offer a wide range of home care services, including all levels of nursing care, various therapies, home health aides and personal care aides to clients who pay privately, have private insurance coverage or are covered through a variety of government payers.  Many LHCSAs also deliver services while under contract with local departments of social services or other service-authorizing agents.  In particular, services through the Medicaid Personal Care and Private Duty Nursing Programs are ...

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Health Matters Continues

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Tomorrow, Tuesday June 14, 2011, our series of lectures on Health Matters continues with a special focus on diet and nutrition.  “Everyday Eating for a Healthier You” will be conducted by our nutritionist Anne Marie Getlik.  The program will start at 2 pm in Victorian Hall at Westchester Meadows.

Every day our staffers interact with patients from a wide range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, each of whom requires a different kind of personal care and attention.  Serving hundreds of individuals ...

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Pain Management Techniques From an Unlikely Source

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The Adult Day Health Care Program is proud to announce a new pain management program that has already turned some skeptical participants into believers.  Recently, with the help of Dr. Tatiana V. Gaidarenko, we began a massage and acupuncture program to provide a pain management alternative to traditional medications.  While there’s always a bit of apprehension that comes with the unknown, several of our participants have seen immediate benefits.

For years, ADHC participant Nicoletta Camerino has suffered from arthritis, dealing with ...

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Wellness Matters Month

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Maria Scaros-Mercado, Director of Therapeutic Activities at HHH of Westchester, is joining forces with the Health Committee of Westchester Meadows, HHH’s Continuing Care Retirement Community, to make June Wellness Matters Month.  In addition to her series of lectures on Understanding Alzheimer’s, Maria will host lectures on a wide range of health care topics.

Starting on Tuesdays in June, Maria will discuss Nutrition, Spirituality, Aging and Complementary Medicine with our residents and their families.  Since these are issues that affect us all, ...

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Happy Memorial Day

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Please join us in wishing a Happy Memorial Day to all our residents and their families. The sacrifices of the men and women of our Armed Forces should never be forgotten, this weekend or any other.

With many of our residents having so proudly served during our nation’s times of need, Memorial Day is particularly meaningful here at the Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester. So this weekend, amid all the barbeques and fun in the sun, please take a moment to ...

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When it Comes to Doctors, How Many is Too Many?

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Does the doctor you think of as your doctor, the one you know and have known for years, seem to have become little more than a way station?  Do you no longer think of your doctor as a practitioner of general family medicine?  Do you find that you are being referred to more and more specialists each time you make a visit?

With medical science’s ever growing understanding of the human body and its ills has increased the demand for specialists ...

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Welcoming Committee Opens Arms

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With the changing of the seasons comes a new chapter in the growing tale of participant involvement at our Adult Day Health Care Program.  Beginning in May, new participants have been greeted by the recently formed Welcoming Committee, made up entirely of current participants whose only desire is to reach out to new friends.

“The idea was suggested by participant Lillian Norman at a Participant Council meeting, explains Christina Harvey, Social Work Intern and overseer of the budding committee.  “It was ...

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