Medicare Annual Enrollment Period 2018

It’s after October 15 and that means many seniors are busy choosing their Medicare options for 2019. Since 2011, October 15 has marked the start of Medicare Open Enrollment, which lasts until December 7, 2018. Open Enrollment is also known as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The Different Enrollment Periods AEP is one of four…

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The Importance Of Allowing Your Loved One To Do Things On Their Own

I Do it Myself One indication of a young child’s healthy development is their need to ‘do it myself.’ The feeling of being all-abled gives them the confidence to try new things and feel satisfaction from their accomplishments. This unhindered experimentation and practice set the stage for learning and getting competent at all sorts of…

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World Mental Health Day

October 10th is an important day in Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center’s calendar. That’s because October 10th is World Mental Health Day. But why does the world need a mental health day? Here’s what the World Health Organization (WHO) has to say: “World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of…

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Is Neotame Safe?

For anyone suffering from diabetes or conscious about the health, sugar is avoided whenever possible. Diabetes management has led many seniors searching for an alternative to glucose. But did you know that some of the alternatives are damaging to your health as well? Researchers have conducted many studies on artificial sweeteners over the years. But…

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Making Decisions For Your Loved One

Taking care of an elderly parent or loved one can involve a lot of decisions. Anything from choosing the right skilled nursing facility to establishing a healthy diet requires a decision process. But making decisions for your loved one isn’t easy. There’s something legitimate about both alternatives and sometimes you simply don’t know what to…

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Helping Seniors Feel Accomplished

The Need to Feel Accomplished Human beings have a need to feel accomplished in life. Whether it’s a kid marveling at his or her Lego tower, a teen excelling at school or sports, or an adult taking pride in their children or successful business, we all get energy from feeling ‘I did it!’ What makes…

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Pomegranates For Diabetes And Other Health Conditions

One of our specialties at Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center is diabetes management. You definitely know about the importance of maintaining low sugar levels, but do you know that sweet pomegranates are good for people with diabetes? Pomegranates for Diabetes Yup. Pomegranates, while sweet, don’t affect you like other fruits with sugars. According to Professor Michael…

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Does Vitamin D Protect Against Neurodegenerative Diseases?

A recent review1 on the protective benefits of vitamin D sheds light on some of the limitations of the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D deficiency is a big concern in New Jersey, due to the lack of sunlight. But will supplements give you all of the same benefits? The researchers reviewed articles documenting the effects of…

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