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Reducing Asthma Risks

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Those of us with asthma may come to consider the disease with a certain sense of inevitability.  The feeling becomes “I have asthma, so there isn’t much I can do to keep it under control.”  In reality, there are several steps you and your family can take to avoid common asthma triggers, in many cases making the illness much more manageable.

Allergens

Animal Dander:  Some people are allergic to the flakes of skin or dried saliva from animals with fur or feathers. ...

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Healthy Diet, Healthy Life

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Everyone knows that we all need the right amount of vitamins and nutrients in order to stay healthy and strong.  A healthy diet keeps our bodies ready to fight off illnesses or infections, and in some cases, may be an important factor in preventing complications from diseases.  The food we eat provides us with the sugar our bodies need to work properly.  But everyone’s blood sugar needs to be kept at the right level, especially those who are diabetic.

For those ...

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Cold Weather Safety

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Everyone knows that the best way to stay warm during the winter months is to stay indoors and avoid the cold altogether.  But, many may be unaware that even inside your home the cold can be a health and safety hazard.  At times, home heating systems can be insufficient to the task at hand, and during power failures the heat will not come on at all.  Space heaters and fireplaces can be dangerous, not only increasing the chances of a ...

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Alzheimer’s Family Workshop to Return

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After last year’s success with the Family and Friends’ Workshop on Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, Maria Scaros-Mercado is happy to announce that 2011 will see the workshop continue to grow.  The workshops will be held later this year and are open to those looking to learn more about the disease and how it affects entire families.

In June, HHH of Westchester held the first of its Family & Friends’ Workshop Series, “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and How it Affects the Entire Family.”  Maria ...

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A Message from the CEO

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Here is a message from the CEO of the Hebrew Hospital Home Continuum of Care that appeared in our latest newsletter:

The beginning of the New Year is always an exciting time for us in the Hebrew Hospital Home Continuum of Care, and as we start our 83rd year in operation, 2011 is no exception.  Turning the calendar offers us a chance to not only look ahead to what this year holds in store, but also a chance to look back ...

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HHH Awarded Elmezzi Foundation Grant Once Again

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For the eigth year in a row, Hebrew Hospital Home was awarded the Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Foundation Medical Research and Care Grant.  While the foundation makes most of it’s contributions to the Queens and Long Island area, the undoubtably have recognized the work done at HHH of Westchester toward the advancement of Creative Arts Therapy.

We plan to use the grant to fund our own research on the ways creative arts therapy can help in the treatment of dementia patients.  ...

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New York Academy of Science to Host Music Therapy Symposium

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The New York Academy of Sciences will be hosting an expressive therapy summit on March 25, 2011.  With such a great focus at HHH of Westchester on creative arts therapies, this could offer a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the role the arts play in medicine.

Music therapy, or the clinical application of music to treat a wide range of diseases and chronic illnesses, has undergone dramatic advances over the past few years.  It has proved to be an effective ...

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Staff Spotlight: Ferris McCarthy, Nurse Manager

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For Ferris McCarthy, the road to the Nursing Department at Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester began an ocean away.  Born and raised in London, England, it is fair to say it was a road she did not originally plan on taking.

“When I was younger I was very interested in the performing arts,” Ferris says looking back.  “Music, theater, dancing, those are the things that I always saw myself doing.”  Once, as part of a choir, she had the honor of ...

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HHH Not Found Lacking

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Hebrew Hospital Home is proud to announce that the annual survey conducted by the New York State Department of Health found no deficiencies in both the Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester and the Enriched Housing Unit at Westchester Meadows for 2010.  This marks the third year in a row in which state survey teams found the two facilities to be deficiency free.

“It’s rare enough for a facility to go one year without deficiencies, let alone three years in a row,” ...

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Faith Group Charms Residents for MLK Day

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As part of our celebration of Martin Luther King Day on January 17, 2011, the residents of Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester were given a very special performance from a group of faith dancers from a local church organization.

The Apraise Dancing group from the Shiloh Baptist Church in New Rochelle, NY joined us in the activity room for a spiritual dance performance honoring Dr. King and the message he worked so hard to spread.

The idea was entirely that of the ...

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