September is Healthy Aging Month: Taking Charge for a Fulfilling Life
September 20, 2023Every September, we mark Healthy Aging Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the beauty of growing older while emphasizing the importance of taking control of our health. The origins of Healthy Aging Month are credited to a television special that inspired people to make lifestyle and dietary changes to prevent heart problems. The show received the American Heart Association’s Howard Blakeslee Award. Many campaigns followed, including the distribution of books, brochures, videotapes, etc.
Housekeeping and Environmental Services Teams Key to Infection Control, Patient Safety, and Customer Satisfaction
September 13, 2023Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week, celebrated annually in September, recognizes the vital role played by these teams in all areas of healthcare including skilled nursing and long-term care. In healthcare the spotlight often shines on doctors, nurses and other direct care providers and it becomes easy to overlook those working tirelessly to support the residents and their quality of life in other meaningful ways. The contribution of housekeeping and environmental services is inte…
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Supporting Recovery in Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care
September 6, 2023National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month is dedicated to raising awareness about substance use disorders, celebrating those in recovery, and highlighting the importance of accessible treatment and support. By prioritizing individualized care plans, integrated treatment, and a supportive environment, iCare seeks to enhance the quality of life for those in recovery and help them achieve lasting sobriety. As we celebrate Recovery Month, let us continue to advocate for accessible and eff…
Summer Happenings Around the iCare Health Network
August 8, 2023It’s the height of Summer and all around the iCare Health Network the care center teams are putting together events to celebrate Summer and beat the heat. Check out these photos from Touchpoints at Bloomfield, Touchpoints at Chestnut, Fresh River Healthcare and Parkville Care Center.
July 9-15 is National Therapeutic Recreation Week and although it is organized through the National Recreation and Park Association, iCare celebrates its Recreation team and all of the amazing work they have done in the last year and beyond. Therapeutic recreation stands out as an essential element in enhancing the quality of life for nursing home residents. As we celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation Week, it is crucial to recognize the important role this specialized form of recreation pla…