What is Tai Chi?

June 3, 2019 — It can be hard to fit exercise into your daily routine, but simple exercises such as tai chi can be both beneficial to your health and easy to do. Tai chi, pronounced tī-chē, is a low intensity exercise that promotes flexibility and balance. The joints are often where aches and pains first begin and because... Read More

Success Story

June 3, 2019 — Sandra D. is a 77-year-old female who was referred to SNF due to a surgical intervention to R foot due to osteomyelitis requiring amputation of the 3rd toe on the right foot. She came to us 2-26 and we were able to rehab and send her home by 4-28 to live back independently in her... Read More

Safeguard Your Skin

June 3, 2019 — The harshness of summer can take its toll on our skin’s condition. Use these simple tips to safeguard your skin on the inside and outside of your body. Inside: Drink water steadily throughout the day. In hot weather, you’ll need more water as your body will use additional water to regulate your body temperature. If... Read More

June 16: Father’s Day

June 3, 2019 — Celebrate dads, grandfathers, uncles, and father-figures who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. Studies show that men who play an active role in their children’s lives stimulate all aspects of development: emotional, academic, behavioral, and social, even when those men don’t live in the same home as their children. This Father’s Day,... Read More

Chef Selection Meals

June 3, 2019 — I would like to let our wonderful family here at The Oaks know that we have been having a special meal once a month for our loved ones – Our Chef Selection Meal. What is a Chef Selection Dinner? Our Chef Selection Dinner returns “Fine Dining” to the rehabilitation experience! We offer a monthly dinner... Read More

National Safety Month: Medication Safety

June 3, 2019 — Medication errors can occur in a medical center, senior living facility, or at home. Hospitals, pharmacies, and facilities have checks in place to minimize medication errors. When getting a refill or a new prescription, be sure to verify: Your name is on the bottle. The name of the doctor. The name of the medication, since... Read More

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

May 5, 2019 — Blood pressure can damage the heart, kidney, and brain without showing obvious symptoms. To combat its effects, it is important to know what your healthy blood pressure goal should be. What can you do to reduce blood pressure? Exercise. Exercise such as walking, lifting light weights, and simple workouts may reduce blood pressure. Lose weight.... Read More

May 26th: National Heat Awareness

May 5, 2019 — National Heat Awareness Day is May 26, 2019. The National Weather Services advises citizen to never leave children, pets, or disabled persons in a car for any length of time. Sunlight can pass through a windshield but gets trapped inside the car. Even in winter, heat can get trapped inside a car. During your Memorial... Read More

May 21- National Red Cross Founder’s Day

May 5, 2019 — Clara Barton created the Red Cross in 1881. She was inspired to bring the Red Cross to America after working for the International Red Cross during the Franco-Prussian war. She believed that being near the battle was the best way to help soldiers. Her bravery and kindness earned her the nickname “Angel of the Battlefield.”... Read More

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May 5, 2019 — Arthritis is a common ailment that affects nearly 54 million people in the United States. There are two common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage. It usually affects hips, knees, feet, and spine. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to mistake a person’s... Read More