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Lending Library a Hit

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Many participants may remember the sight of the Greenburgh Mobile Library pulling up to our doors and sharing a limitless supply of books, movies and music with our little family.  While that Mobile Library program has ended, our Adult Day Health Care Program has found a new way to enjoy what the Westchester Library System has to offer.

When Doreen Hayward reached out with the idea of a “Lending Library,” our friends in Mt. Pleasant Library were more than happy to ...

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Health and Safety: Walking Tips

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It may be one of the most basic human movements, but even the simple act of going for a walk can have long term health benefits.  Here are some tips for you to get the most out of your daily walk.

  1. Rather than pushing the elevator button, take the stairs.  You’ll burn more calories and strengthen your legs and heart.
  2. Focus on posture.  To avoid injuries, maintain a good posture and walk with determination.  Keep your spine erect and you chin slightly ...
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Happy Holidays to Our Residents and Their Families

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Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester the entire Hebrew Hospital Home Continuum of Care would like to wish all our staff, residents and their families a happy holiday weekend.

We have grown into a close-knit and diverse family here at HHH of Westchester, and whether you’re celebrating Easter or Passover, we wish the very best for you and those you love. Like each and every day on the calendar, holidays are best spent with friends and family, so all the best from ...

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Health and Safety: Springtime Allergies

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With summer approaching, one of the most common forms of allergy can begin to hamper our daily lives. Pollen from the trees, weeds, and grass travel throughout the air and once inhaled cause the linings of the nose and throat to become irritated and swollen.  This is commonly called allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, and it causes watery eyes and runny noses.  Some people have mild symptoms while others have severe reactions that prevent them from working or enjoying leisure ...

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Staff Spotlight: Doreen Hayward, Nurse Care Coordinator

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For someone who never envisioned herself pursuing a health care profession, Doreen Hayward has surely embraced the role with open arms.  Growing up, the Nurse Care Coordinator at the HHH Adult Day Health Care Program wanted to be a teacher, and has found her passion for helping people has served her well during her journey down a fulfilling, if unexpected career path.

“My parents encouraged me to go to nursing school,” Doreen explains, “and once I started I knew it was ...

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Balancing Work and Caregiving

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The University of Florida estimated that by 2007, nearly 16 million Americans were providing care for older family members.  Nearly half of these are employed full-time in other jobs and struggle to balance their time and energy between work and caregiving.  Caregivers are often exhausted, burdened and stressed.

Employed caregivers often find themselves turning down training opportunities and promotions because of their time committed to their loved one.  They may take early retirement or simply quit their jobs.  This can take ...

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Avoiding Care Giver Burnout

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Those of us in caregiving professions sometimes have a tendency to take our job very literally.  The care we provide causes us to give and give and give to the point of depletion or burnout.  We get so invested, both emotionally and physically, in our jobs that we get into patterns of over-giving.  While that is no help to us, it’s certainly no help to the people for which we are caring.

Here are ten tips for preventing professional burnout:

1.      Caregiving ...

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Hey Yanks! Cut Yogi a Break!

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The clay around home plate at Old Yankee Stadium was kept pristine in Yogi Berra’s day, but that doesn’t mean the New York Yankees’ Spring Training Facility in Tampa, Fl. is getting the same treatment.  Reports out of Yankees camp Thursday afternoon say the 85-year-old Hall of Famer took a tumble in the clubhouse and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

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HHH of Westchester Appears in US News’ 2011 Best Nursing Homes

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The Hebrew Hospital Home Continuum of Care is pleased to announce that the skilled nursing facility of Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester appeared in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best nursing homes in the country.  Earning a five-star rating, HHH of Westchester has been recognized as one of the top care providers nation wide.

The ratings rely on information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces quality standards for all ...

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Spring Cleaning

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After another rough winter, none of us are sure whether this March the weather will be more lion or lamb.  Either way, it’s never too early to start thinking about some spring cleaning.  Take the time to go through your house and identify the areas that you ignored over the winter.  The change in seasons is a great opportunity to tackle that project you’ve been putting off, or to reclaim areas of your house lost to unwanted clutter.  Clearing out ...

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