As one ages, the chance for being affected by arthritis increases. According to an article in UW Medicine (an Orthopedics and Sports Medicine magazine), “Nearly 40 million Americans or one in every seven people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages but it most often comes on as a person gets older.” Anyone can…

Any kind of charitable act more often than not results in the giver feeling like the receiver. Volunteering your time with someone who is socially isolated, does not get out much, enjoys the company of others – facts that are often relevant with the elderly – is a really great way to feel good and…

Here at Dry Harbor Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center take great pride in the quality services we provide to our charges.  When we successfully discharge another happy patient who has been rehabilitated, their families are often extremely grateful and write us followup letter that warm our hearts.  Below is one such letter that we received…

When a couple has been together for as long as four or five decades, it’s almost as if they don’t know how to live without each other. Sometimes death even follows such a heartrending bereavement; the remaining spouse literally dies of a broken heart. Indeed, a study undertaken by the Harvard School of Public Health…

Elderly people often have health problems that make them more vulnerable to the dangers of summer heat. Some of the additional risk factors include: poor circulation; heart, lung, and kidney disease; high blood pressure; drug reactions that hinder sweating, such as diuretics, sedatives, and some heart and blood pressure medicines; and being highly overweight or…

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