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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

November 30, 2018 — What makes January 1st such a special time to make a change in our lives, and why can it be so difficult to maintain that change? There are a number of key reasons that apply to some, if not all, of the broken resolutions. We are not being realistic when we make the commitment. Everyone... Read More

Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep

November 30, 2018 — The holidays bring extra demands—shopping for gifts, party preparation, wrapping the gifts—and it’s easy to see why many people are more sleep-deprived than ever this time of year. Here are some suggestions for better sleep during the holiday season: Take time to relax. Even if you have a lot to do, allow yourself to stop... Read More

The Administrator Corner

November 30, 2018 — Franklin Health Care and Rehab. Center is a Music & Memory certified organization. We are looking forward our special vents as the holidays are near. We are very thankful for our family’s and loved ones here at the oaks as we showed our appreciation in our thanksgiving dinner. We will also be looking forward for... Read More

Holiday Ornament Crafts

November 30, 2018 — Whimsical Light Bulb Reindeer You will need: One used light bulb Brown felt cloth or fun foam Acrylic paints and brushes Ribbon 1 small red pom-pom Glue First, paint the light bulb brown. Set aside and let dry. Once the brown paint on the light bulb has dried completely, use a paint brush to paint... Read More

The Beauty of the Holidays

November 30, 2018 — The beauty of the holidays is the gift to slow down, reflect on what’s important, and remember that our lives are valuable and worth being fully enjoyed. We all know it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the hustle and bustle of the winter season. For that reason, it is important to plan ahead for... Read More

Be Sure To Wash Your Hands!

November 30, 2018 — December 3-7, 2018 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week and, according to the Centers for Disease (CDC), “the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands.” Hand washing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take... Read More

The Gratitude Attitude

October 30, 2018 — Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Here are some things you can do to make the Gratitude Attitude a firm fixture in your life. Create a Thank Bank. A Thank Bank is simply a place where you can jot down all the things that you are grateful for in your... Read More

Diabetes Facts

October 30, 2018 — Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body is unable to properly control the amount of sugar in the blood due to the lack of the hormone insulin. It is estimated that over 18 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and of these 18 million it is estimated that nearly one third are unaware they... Read More

Taking Care of Yourself is Part of the Job

October 30, 2018 — The job of becoming the primary caregiver for your aging parent is universally recognized as one of the most difficult transitions we can go through. It’s hard to experience the reversal of parent and child. The task of caring for an elderly parent can be overwhelming. It’s easy to begin to “hover” around them in... Read More

Success Story: Thomas T.

October 30, 2018 — Thomas T. was admitted to the Oaks at Radford Hills 6-28 extremely weak, he stayed with us about a week and return from the hospital. Came back 7-18 unable to do anything for himself, stayed in our facility for 6 weeks and was able to return home to his prior level of function with his... Read More