The Difference Between Grief, Depression and Dementia

By admin | July 28, 2019 |

Knowing how to tell the difference between depression, grief and dementia can help you make sure that your loved one gets the right treatment. Part of the natural process of aging is coming face to face with loss. The Connection between Loss, Grief and Depression As we age, we encounter many types of loss. Some…

Recognizing the Symptoms of Arthritis

By admin | July 24, 2019 |

  You want to recognize the symptoms of arthritis because this disease makes everyday tasks difficult and painful. Walking, driving, washing dishes and shopping can become challenging. Surprising Facts about Arthritis Arthritis affects 54.4 million American adults. That means about 1 in 4 adults have arthritis. Children can also get arthritis. There are more than…

River’s Edge Rehab Introduces Virtual Reality Technology!

By admin | July 22, 2019 |

Virtual reality in general, is a technological wonder associated with use the fastest growing demographic in our country right now. However, the elderly are often the most overlooked when it comes this new technology. Overlooked at many other Skilled Nursing Facilities, but not at River’s Edge! At our skilled nursing and rehab facility we recently…

Common Causes of Depression in Seniors

By admin | July 18, 2019 |

It’s important to understand the causes of depression in seniors because this illness occurs in 7% of the general older population. Despite what most of us think, depression doesn’t necessarily mean feeling sad. Many depressed seniors will tell you that they don’t feel sad at all. Instead, they complain of low motivation and a lack…

Three More Common Eye Problems that Affect Seniors

By admin | July 16, 2019 |

Glaucoma, dry eye and vision loss are three more common eye problems that affect seniors. It’s important to detect and treat these problems. If you neglect them, you run the risk of partial or complete vision loss. In fact, research shows that 65% of people with visual impairment and 82% of those who are blind…

Three Common Eye Problems that Affect Seniors

By admin | July 11, 2019 |
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  Once you’re past 50, you may notice some of the common eye problems that affect seniors. At 40, you already made peace with needing a pair set of glasses to see up close up. That’s a normal part of aging. At 50, you’ll need more than just another pair of glasses. From this age,…

Do you know these Exercises to Improve Your Memory

By admin | July 9, 2019 |

By age 60, more than half of adults begin to forget things. You may find that your brain isn’t as efficient as it used to be. It’s harder to focus, to learn new things and to remember what you’ve learned. Why is that? The reasons your memory gets worse Minor memory lapses aren’t usually signs…

The Benefits of Juicing for Health for Seniors

By admin | July 5, 2019 |
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Juicing for health is a terrific way to get all of your nutritional needs from your diet. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices give you a concentrated super-boost of antioxidants, enzymes and nutrients. These benefit your immune systems, aid digestion and help remove toxins from your body. Many of us, seniors especially, don’t get anywhere near…

Five Tips for Effective Communication with Someone who has Aphasia

By admin | July 4, 2019 |
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It’s hard to communicate with someone who has aphasia because this condition limits how a person talks, understands, reads and writes. Aphasia is usually a result of a stroke. Most strokes are caused when the arteries leading to the brain are suddenly blocked. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to…

New Beginnings At River’s Edge Rehabilitation and Healthcare!

By admin | June 23, 2019 |

Press Release: 6/23/2019 Formerly a part of the DePaul Healthcare System, River’s Edge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Pennsylvania, was recently taken over by new ownership and we are poised to continue offering world-class healthcare and rehabilitation in our beautiful and tranquil setting! We appreciate that you are here and we look forward to sending…

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