NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY
May 27, 2015 is the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day! The 2015 Theme is “If You Keep Moving…You’ll Keep Improving!” On this day 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. to celebrate. The goal of this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults.
“My dad got sick a few years ago. He spent some time in the hospital and then they sent him to a Nursing Home for rehab before he was able to come home. The Nursing Home took great care of him and I felt so good knowing that he was in the best possible hands. The people at the Nursing Home were so attentive to my dad and his needs that they actually noticed that something wasn’t right and my dad shouldn’t have been released from the hospital so soon. They took the necessary steps to have him admitted back into the hospital so that he could get the medical care he needed. Once he was treated and observed for a few more days, he was released back to the Nursing Home to proceed with rehab. They worked with my dad to get him better fast and able to come back home. It was such a great feeling to know that the Nursing Home gave him such great care.”
Sometimes you need medical care that can’t be taken care of at home or in a hospital. A Home Health Aide can handle some of the care but when advanced care is needed a Nursing Home may be the best place to have your needs addressed.
Nursing homes have gotten a bad rap over the years. I’m sure you have heard some horror stories. Fortunately there are great Nursing Homes out there. They have rehabilitative centers that look and feel more like hotels than hospitals and give you more personalized therapy and attention than if you were in a hospital. It’s like a home away from home for many people. Finding a wonderful Nursing Home is possible.
If you are wondering how to find one, this is where BestNursingHomes.com come in to the picture. This is an online site, provided free to the public by the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers. BestNursingHomes.com list five-star nursing homes and rehabilitation centers rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. You get access to the listing with all of the information at your fingertips. It can make a tough decision a little bit easier for yourself and your family.
What makes BestNursingHomes.com different from other sites?
- BestNursingHomes.com lists only the best sites. Anything on the list has been preapproved by Medicare as one of the top in the country.
- Nobody is trying to sell you anything. Best Nursing Homes is run by a nonprofit organization whose public mission is to make people aware of the good places to go. It’s a completely free list.
- You don’t have to enter any personal information. No one is going to contact you when you search the site. Once again, there is nobody trying to sell you anything, this is all free information for you to browse at your convenience.
- You can contact the nursing homes directly. If you see an option that you like, simply call the facility or send an email using the contact form.
- You can see what the center looks like. For the facilities that have chosen upgraded listings, you can take a virtual tour of the building with slideshow photos and videos.
- You can review what others’ experiences were like. Best Nursing Homes gets real, authentic reviews from real residents and family members.
Best Nursing Homes has been made possible by the generous donation of North American Health Care and its CEO, John Sorensen. John has made it his life’s work to serve the elderly population and has sponsored the development of BNH and donated it to the ASNP for use. “We are very grateful for the leadership of John Sorensen in the post-acute care industry,” said Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Association for Skilled Nursing Providers. “John is a leader in his field, a generous philanthropist, and a great example of someone who places serving the patient above anything else. We are proud to be associated with John and North American Health Care and grateful for his support to promote best practices in skilled nursing.”
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