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Sleep Studies for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
October 30, 2017Breathing disorders during sleep are common in CHF. Sleep studies of patients with heart failure suggest that sleep disordered breathing is experienced in 50% of patients and is a powerful predictor of poor prognosis. Sleep disordered breathing broadly comprises obstructive sleep apnea, when upper airway instability causes mechanical obstruction to breathing; and central sleep apnea, characterized by an absence of ventilatory effort.
It is a rare occasion where a skilled nursing facility resident comes back to the facility to join the team. But that’s exactly what happened with Touchpoints at Farmington resident Alina N. After rehabilitating for a broken leg that required physical therapy, Alina returned as a Recreation Assistant.
Congratulations to the 60 West Staff on a Five Star CMS Rating
October 20, 2017Congratulations to the 60 West staff on a receiving a Five Star rating from CMS, including Five Stars in Quality Measures, Staffing and Health Inspection. This is quite an achievement.
Wii Bowling League at Touchpoints at Bloomfield
October 13, 2017What a better way to spend the last Thursday of every month hosting a Wii Bowling Challenge with our friends from the Bloomfield Senior Center. The residents at Touchpoints at Bloomfield have opened their home to this fine group of seniors in anticipation of showing the residents a grand old time.
Patient George F. provided a testimonial on his stay at Touchpoints at Manchester after a total hip replacement. He received Touchpoints’ signature Beyond the Joint program, including Prehab and Rehab with physical therapy and clearly experienced the benefits of the program, saying, “I just wish to say, my rehab stay at Touchpoints at Manchester exceeded my expectations!”