Category Archives: Rehabilitation

Learning Wednesday: COPD Awareness – RESCHEDULED

Join us as Mary Becker, RN at The Cedars presents information and tips on dealing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Wednesday January 9 at 10AM in the Hoffman Center. Refreshments will be served.
Next Learning Wednesday: February 27 at 10AM
Celebrating Heart Health Month

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Safety at Home: a Fall Prevention Workshop

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Sam L. Cohen Foundation’s Largest Gift Benefits The Cedars

In honor of Sam’s legacy, the Sam L. Cohen Foundation has made its largest gift ever—$1.5 million—to support building a brand-new Healthcare Center at The Cedars that will provide truly person-centered care.

“Sam L. Cohen was, first and foremost, a people person. When the Foundation was first established, we researched the gifts Sam had made during his life,” explains Jeff Nathanson, President of the Sam L. Cohen Foundation. “Sam wasn’t here to tell us what he wanted and we hoped to discover what inspired his legendary, lifelong giving to guide us in our grant making.

It quickly became very clear to us that Sam didn’t give to organizations or ideas. Sam gave to people.”

SAM L. COHEN WAS THE … Read more here.

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New Educational Program: Living with Heart Failure

When you are walking through a grocery store, have you ever stopped to wonder why there are so many cereal boxes advertising for heart health? According to Emory University, approximately 550,000 people are diagnosed with heart failure each year! That is a lot of people who are affected by this diagnosis; this does not account for the people who have had a stroke or a heart attack. Many of these people have to go to rehab facilities, like The Cedars, in order to better take care of themselves.

To help address this issue, The Cedars has introduced the CHF Program … Read more here.

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Calling All Rehab Graduates!

Have you ever been a patient at The Cedars Rehab?
If so, we’d like to invite you to our
Thursday, May 25 from 2-3PM at the Hoffman Center
Visit with the staff, get some health tips and eat one of our chef’s treats
FMI call 207-221-7000

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The Cedars at The White House Conference on Aging

logo-WHCOA2015Kathy Callnan, President and CEO at The Cedars, joined other leaders in long term care at the May 28 Regional Forum in Boston Massachusetts. At the fourth and final regional forum leading up to the Conference in Washington, DC in July, gathered together are seniors, caregivers, advocates and community leaders to discuss the issues facing older Americans. Check out the video of the morning’s presentations, which was followed by four breakout sessions: Elder Justice, Retirement Security, Long Term Services and Support, and Healthy Aging.

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging will highlight the contributions of older adults today and help inform the landscape of aging … Read more here.

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Accountable Care and The Cedars

Dr. PolisnerThe Cedars recently joined the EMHS Beacon Health Pioneer Accountable Care Organization, or ACO, one of the experimental new models of care driven by the efficiency requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

We sat down with David Polisner, MD, of Mercy Hospital, for the inside scoop. His grandfather is a long-time member of The Atrium at The Cedars, so Dr. Polisner has wonderful insight into the impact ACO membership will have here.

“An ACO is a group of providers coordinating patient care to control costs and promote quality,” Dr. Polisner explains. “The standards for membership are high. When Mercy joined the EMHS network and the Beacon … Read more here.

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The Cedars: Intensive Orthopedic Therapy Option

OTI ProgramThe Cedars has developed brand-new, innovative and intensive orthopedic therapies to put today’s younger, healthy patients on the fast track to full independence. In as few as five days, the elite team at The Sam L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center can manage pain, accelerate recovery and improve the mobility of active patients after joint replacement surgery. Able to choose private rooms, pampered with spa-like amenities and engaged in daily, one-on-one therapies in our state-of-the-art gym, patients recover much faster and return, fully independent, to the life they love.

“Everyone wants to get out of … Read more here.

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Tips for a Successful Return Home: Rehabilitation at The Cedars

Exercise BikeAre you anticipating a rehabilitation stay in the new future?  Whether you have an upcoming surgery scheduled, or you or a loved one is experiencing an unexpected rehabilitation stay, here are a few tips that may help your return home easier.

1. Expect things to be different.  Recovery can take a while and in some cases you may need to make modifications around the house or get extra assistance from caregivers. Recognizing that these adjustments will ultimately result in a safer and more comfortable living environment may relieve some of the stress associated with the transition.
Start planning early. If you think you’ll need to make some changes around the house, or … Read more here.

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The Cedars: Setting the Standard for Long Term Care

From the Medical Director …

Dr. Richard Marino, Medical Director

Dr. Richard Marino, Medical Director at The Cedars

When we create a personalized care plan at The Cedars, we want to know what each resident’s needs are – even if they can’t express them verbally.  We never stop asking residents and their families, “What’s right for you?” We then decide how to meet those needs with the fewest number of medications possible while using the most current medical research and protocols.

This approach is showing significant results. Our hospital readmission rates have dropped to just 9%, less than half the national average. We have also … Read more here.

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