Mental Health Month

It’s National Mental Health Month! Your mind is intricate and infinitely unique, so your mental health is something only you know. All over America, people are learning more about their minds and the depth behind caring for it. In today’s world, it’s very easy to overwhelm ourselves and cause unnecessary

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National Skilled Nursing Care Week

  From May 12th to the 18th, it’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW)! The American Health Care Association’s theme for NSNCW is, “Living Soulfully,” encouraging happy minds and healthy souls. NSNCW is all about recognizing skilled nursing centers, along with celebrating residents and staff. We at Legacy Health Services

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Better Sleep Month

May is commemorated as Better Sleep Month. Whether someone’s young and still growing or are older and settled, sleep remains an important part of everyone’s life. The overall recommended amount of sleep people need every night is between 7-8 hours of time, though if a person’s younger or participating in

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National Bike Month

Happy National Bike Month! May is a time to pump your tires, clip on your helmet and take off on a two-wheel adventure. This year’s biking phenomena is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and they want everyone to know more about Bike Month. Bike month started in 1956

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Healthy Vision Month

May is the time to focus on some very important spheres; your eyes! All over the world, people are recognizing the impact eye health holds in a person’s life, and they want to spread the word. The National Eye Institute (NEI) has created an excellent resource to learn, share, and

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National Nurses Week

  It’s National Nurses Week! In 1993, May 6th – 12th was declared as National Nurses Week (NNW)! NNW concludes on May 12th; Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence Nightingale is considered the founder of nursing. She is also known as the “Lady with the Lamp,” for when she would make nighttime

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World Hemophilia Day

  World Hemophilia Day is celebrated on April 17th. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that reduces the clotting factor in a person’s blood, so when the person bleeds, it is very hard to staunch the flow. This disorder is extremely rare, as only one in 10,000 people are born with

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National Cancer Registrars Week

  Happy National Cancer Registrars Week! During April 8th to the 12th, cancer registrars will be joining with medical professionals and community leaders to raise awareness of the importance of cancer registrars. Cancer registrars are experts who gather and manage cancer data that they share with different health care agencies.

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Diabetes Alert Day

March 26th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day! Every March, the American Diabetes Association celebrates Diabetes Alert Day. According to the ADA, “9 out of 10 Americans most are at risk for type 2 diabetes without even knowing it.” With this, millions of Americans are at risk. Alert Day is

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World Kidney Day

On March 14th, everyone all over the world will be celebrating World Kidney Day. This major day stresses the need for Kidney Health for Everyone, Everywhere. It’s estimated that 850 million people will be diagnosed with kidney disease, and despite how large this number is, kidney disease still affects people

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Multiple Sclerosis Education Month

With March being Multiple Sclerosis Education Month, it’s important to raise awareness!  According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), “Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” The

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National Kidney Month

Happy National Kidney Month! According to the National Kidney Foundation, “Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time.” A gradual loss of kidney function can result in damaged kidneys, keeping you from truly staying healthy. When you are not healthy, you

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National Professional Social Workers Month

  Happy March! It’s National Professional Social Work Month and we’d like to celebrate! According to the National Professional Social Workers, “Every day, the nation’s 680,000 social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society.” Social workers are amazing advocates

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Healthcare Human Resources Week

From March 10th to the 16th, it’s Healthcare Human Resources Week! Human resources professionals are an important part of health care organizations across the United States. Human resources professionals are also an important part of Legacy Health Services! We would like to thank these professionals for all the amazing work

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

  The week of February 25th to March 3rd is a nationwide opportunity to increase the awareness of a worldwide struggle: Eating Disorders. It’s estimated that over 30 million Americans of all ages and gender suffer from a disorder. Chances are, several people you know are either grappling with a

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National Donor Day

February 14th is celebrated as Donor Day. This day commemorates all organ, tissue, and eye donors in their generous gift or gifts and helps to raise awareness about the importance organ donors have in many people’s lives. Despite there being 95% of Americans who support being a donor, only 58%

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Heart Month

February is known as American Heart Month. Beyond the lovely celebration of Valentine’s Day, the month of February holds another special aspect of the heart; its health. The American Heart Association wants you to live a long and healthy life, and so they have several helpful ways to develop your

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Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week

  The second week of February is dedicated to the work of perianesthesia nurses. Perianesthesia nurses specialize in helping or caring for patients who are entering or recovering from anesthesia. These nurses help many patients and families all the time and deal with normal and adverse reactions to sedation multiple

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National Recreational Therapy Month

February is observed as Recreational Therapy Month! Recreational Therapy involves incorporating physical activity and recreation into the therapy of a patient based on their illness and/or health conditions. This type of therapy is a way for patients to regain some freedom that would otherwise be restricted in their situation, as

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Burn Awareness Week

  The first week of February is observed as Burn Awareness week. According to the American Burn Association, this week is, “…a window of opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.” Every

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Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month

  January is observed as Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month. Birth defects, as defined by the CDC, are, “…common, costly, and critical conditions that affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year.” It’s estimated that 120,000 babies are born with defects every year, just in

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National Blood Donors Month

January is National Blood Donors Month. This health observance began in 1970, and continues to this day, mostly because the need for blood donors during this month and all of winter is considerable. Throughout January, donations of blood lower significantly, mostly due to inclement weather, holidays, and the increased risk

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New Years Quit Smoking Resolution

  New Years is a time of change with new promises and resolutions. 2019 is right around the corner, and many will have resolutions of starting things, like recycling, making breakfast every Sunday, or becoming more physically fit, while yet others will have ones of quitting things, like staying up

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National Hand Washing Awareness Week

December 2nd – 8th is National Handwashing Awareness Week! Hand hygiene is extremely important, as it prevents up to 50% of diarrhea-related diseases, and 16% of lung infections, along with significantly improving the overall health of millions around the globe. Even utilizing a bottle of hand sanitizer in the classroom

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National Nurse Practitioner Week

  November 11th – 17th is National Nurse Practitioners Week! Nurse Practitioners have licensed clinicians who work to prevent disease and manage patients health. NPs specialize with several different types of patients, including children and the elderly, and they also practice in areas such as dermatology and cardiovascular health. They

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

  In November, Alzheimer’s Awareness month is observed. Just like World Alzheimer’s Day, this month stresses the importance of understanding this severe form of dementia, in order to hopefully prevent or find a cure for this disease. Legacy Health Services participated in the 2018 Walk To End Alzheimer’s on October

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National Family Caregivers Month

It’s National Family Caregivers Month! November is the month when we recognize and give thanks to all Family Caregivers. Family caregivers are people, usually relatives or close friends, who provide physical and/or emotional support to an ill or disabled loved one, especially if the individual is suffering from a mental

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Gerontological Nursing Week

  National Gerontological Nursing week is celebrated November 21st through the 28th. Gerontological Nursing is the specialized care of older adults in the medical field. Over the years, this field is expected to grow as life-expectancy rates rise in numbers and the patients defined as eligible for this type of

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National Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

The first week in November (the 1st- 7th) is known as National Medical-Surgical Nurses Week. This week focuses on the nurses in the medical-surgical field and raises awareness of just how important these nurses are. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, (AMSN), presents several different ideas to celebrate and acknowledge the work

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National Family Health History Day

    Happy Thanksgiving! This day is a day of family and giving thanks and also a time to talk about family health history. Knowing you’re family history is important as it could lead to the prevention of an illness or disease your family might have passed down to you.

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Cleveland’s 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  What is Alzheimer’s Disease?     Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia which involves memory loss and changes in behavior and thinking. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease meaning it starts slowly at first before increasing in severity, disrupting everyday activities. While many people over the age of

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National Physical Therapy Month

Happy National Physical Therapy Month!     In October, National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated! This year the American Physical Therapy Association is emphasizing the use of physical therapy as a safe and advantageous way to pain management and relief. We at Legacy Health Services want to let you know

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  In October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed. The National Breast Cancer Foundation describes breast cancer as, “a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body. Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast as a

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World Heart Day 2018

Our Promise: A Heart-Healthy Diet On September 29th, we celebrate World Heart Day! This year’s theme is, “Make Your Promise.” Our promise, at Legacy Health Services, is to support heart-healthy diets. As the season begins to change, you may ask yourself, “What heart-healthy foods can I make right now?” By

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Healthcare Volunteer Appreciation Week

In honor of Healthcare Volunteer Appreciation week, we wanted to share the stories of our Continuum Care Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Peters, and two of our dedicated volunteers, Rose and Brenda. Volunteers are a vital part of our hospice team. They share their talents in ways that offer support to

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Thank a Nurse Practitioner!

National Nurse Practitioner Week The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) will be showcased November 12 – 18, 2017, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number approximately 234,000 strong

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Cedarwood Plaza November News & Events

In November, in addition to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we are recognizing National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers’ Month. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, check out these tips on how to care for yourself while you care

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Orchard Villa November News & Events

In November, in addition to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we are recognizing National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers’ Month. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, check out these tips on how to care for yourself while you care

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Pleasantview Care Center November News & Events

In November, in addition to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we are recognizing National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers’ Month. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, check out these tips on how to care for yourself while you care

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Broadview Multi-Care Center November News & Events

In November, in addition to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we are recognizing National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers’ Month. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, check out these tips on how to care for yourself while you care

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Mapleview Country Villa November News & Events

In November, in addition to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we are recognizing National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers’ Month. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, check out these tips on how to care for yourself while you care

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Parkside Villa November News & Events

In November, in addition to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we are recognizing National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers’ Month. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, check out these tips on how to care for yourself while you care

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Wickliffe Country Place November News & Events

In November, in addition to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we are recognizing National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers’ Month. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, check out these tips on how to care for yourself while

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Pleasant Lake Villa November News & Events

In November, in addition to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we are recognizing National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Family Caregivers’ Month. Being a caregiver is a 24/7 job. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, check out these tips on how to care for yourself while

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U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes 2017-18

U.S. News & World Report has released their list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18. Legacy Health Services is very proud to have three facilities on this prestigious list. Congratulations to the staff at Cedarwood Plaza, Parkside Villa and Pleasantview Care Center for this well deserved honor. The U.S. News

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A Look into Continuum Care Hospice

Continuum Care Hospice, an affiliate of Legacy Health Services, aims to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for persons with life-limiting illnesses, so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Deb Pinkerton, Director of Continuum Care Hospice, to dive deeper into

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Advance Directives Booklet

Advance care planning is very important in making sure your healthcare wishes are accounted for. Take control of your future healthcare decisions and learn about the options for living well at the end of life. If you have not made arrangements for these important healthcare decisions, fill out the Advance

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Broadview Multi-Care Center’s Annual Dinner and Bingo

Spring is finally here and it’s time for Broadview Multi-Care Center’s Annual Community Dinner and Bingo! Join us for a fun-filled evening on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-7 pm. Space is limited, so RSVP soon to Vinnie at 216-749-4010. We hope to see you there!

National Donate Life Month

Happy National Donate Life Month! Did you know over 118,000 people are currently awaiting lifesaving organ transplants? Learn more about the importance of organ donation and how you can help here! Source: https://www.donatelife.net/statistics/

Brain Awareness Week

Happy Brain Awareness Week! The brain is one of the most complex organs in the body, it is also one of the most important. Keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you get older. Use this week to learn about the brain and maintaining its health as you age. What is

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