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PMMA set to follow CMS guidance for infection control, prevention of COVID-19

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued revised guidelines March 9 for infection control and prevention of the novel Coronavirus 2019. These guidelines call on providers to limit – and in some cases restrict – in-person visitor access to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in senior health care communities.The guidelines call for communities to screen and limit visitor access to senior health care communities. The restrictions for communities in areas where there are active COVID-19 case...
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March 12, 2020

Tai Chi classes improve physical and mental health one breath at a time

In addition to chair aerobics, weight training, treadmills and bicycles, residents are discovering the many benefits of Tai Chi.“Tai Chi improves stability, reduces chronic pain, helps prevent falls, reduces stress, increases oxygen flow, enhances mental capacity and concentration, reduces blood pressure and alleviates arthritis pain,” said Cathy Boos, life enrichment director.The benefits are endless and can be felt almost immediately.“In the Western world, we usually separate...
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February 12, 2019

Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.
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April 19, 2018

One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.
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April 14, 2018

Are You Doing Doctor Appointments Right?

Navigating the medical system can be a daunting process. It’s challenging enough to find any doctor with openings, let alone a good doctor. And the internet isn’t always much help.What is helpful, however, is this in-depth guide to having a good doctor’s appointment written for The New York Times by Dr. Danielle Ofri, author and associate professor of medicine at New York University.“As a doctor I often get asked by friends and family how to make the most of a medical visit,” she wrote.
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April 9, 2018