Birchwood Senior Living offers FREE Fall Prevention and Balance Training

— Experiencing a fall can be a very serious matter for an older adult. According to the National Council on Aging, “Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.” Michael E. Rogers, Ph.D. explains that falls “are not only the leading cause of injury-related deaths in this population, but they are... Read More

Brain Health – “Use it, or Lose it!”

— We have all experienced those silly forgetful moments such as, misplacing an item or stumbled to come up with just the right words for a conversation.   And often times in those moments we find ourselves questioning our mental state.  Although in certain situation forgetfulness can be the first indicator of a deeper medical issue, Dr.... Read More

Understanding Medicare Benefits in Skilled Care

— Many people who receive Medicare have questions regarding when they can use these benefits.  If you, or someone you care for, requires skilled care for either a short-term rehabilitation or a long-term stay, it is vital to understand what is covered by Medicare, and what the client is expected to pay.  It is also important... Read More