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Crohn’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes swelling or irritation in the lining of your digestive tract. Crohn’s mostly affects the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. But it also can show up in any part of the digestive tract. This sets…...

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The Fun Never Ends at Putnam Ridge!

Our residents were busy this week with our beautiful Holiday Store and with The Patterson Rotary Club whose members stopped by for a visit!...

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Christmas Carols at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home

Many of the Catholic Daughters of American  Our Lady Of The Lake Court #2585 from Sacred Heart Church visited Putnam Ridge Nursing Home on Sunday, December 17th to sing Christmas carols and bring some holiday cheer to the residents. “It was an awesome event,” explained Tina Pennacchia, “The patients and staff…...

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Alzheimer’s Disease Still Looking For Some Type Of Cure

Alzheimer’s disease is still searching for its cure. To date, medical science has failed to prove that any treatment, therapy or brain exercise can help prevent or cure this deadly disease. No medications, over-the-counter remedies or brain training programs have been proven in solid clinical trials to ward off Alzheimer’s. Thus far, the best evidence investigators have found, indicates that healthy living…...

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Home Care Aides Require Better Training In Alzheimer’s Care

Home care workers require a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, so that they can provide better care to their patients. This according to a recent report by PHI, a national organization representing the direct-care workforce. The home care workforce includes health aides and personal care aides who help…...

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Diabetics Get New Guidelines From ADA For 2018

Diabetics, especially elderly diabetics received new treatment guidelines for 2018 from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).     Diabetics: Protocol Changes Elderly diabetics with heart disease taking Metformin should include a second medication focusing on their heart symptoms. The FDA recently approved Jardiance and Victoza to reduce the risk of cardiovascular…...

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Putnam Ridge Awarded SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of Senior Living of 2018!

For communities and care providers, SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2018 Care Provider Award is a declaration of excellence in healthcare and a distinction earned directly from the families and residents we help every day. Our co-workers, families and residents can be proud of the fact that they have chosen one of the best of the…...

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Putnam Ridge Reviews On SeniorHomes.com

We continue to receive excellent reviews on the popular consumer website, www.seniorhomes.com! We received another one today! Click on the snapshot below to visit their website!    ...

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Senate Bill Would Protect Elderly During Emergencies

A Senate bill now being considered would require local and state officials to prepare and care for the elderly during emergency situations. The bipartisan legislation called the Protecting Seniors During Disasters Act ensures seniors are taken care of during natural disasters, according to the bill’s sponsors. The legislation would require local, state,…...

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Respite Care For Older Adults During The Holidays

                    If you are a caregiver who could benefit from the peace of mind of having your loved one in a safe, caring, friendly environment, respite care is an option to provide relief to families caring for older adults.  The holidays…...

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