Insightsthe blog of Porter Hills
Throughout my years of practice in home health care Occupational Therapy, I have seen how the majority of seniors live; sometimes not very safely! We all get set in our ways and resist change but sometimes that change is necessary to keep us safe and independent in the comfort of our home. In part read more.
As my parents have aged, currently 87 and 92, my sisters and I have continued to research the resources available to allow them to age in place. They enjoy life, with their crazy little dog, in a senior community apartment in Grand Ledge. We have found that our biggest challenge is keeping them read more.
Summer is here! We are experiencing longer days, more sunlight and warmer temperatures. There is no denying it – after the winter we have had, we deserve this great season! For many, summer is a time of adventure, opportunity and personal growth. Here are five recommendations to help you m read more.
MPA, ACSM CPT, NASM-SFS Fitness Specialist at Porter Hills Village There are many great ways to stay active and fit, even at home. This series of exercises can be done in approximately 15- 20 minutes and requires no equipment. Make a goal to perform these exercises 3 or more days per week. Begin w read more.
I recently heard someone make the comment, “We gather around the people experiencing a life.” What a wonderful testament to living a meaningful life. Life is reciprocal and cyclical. At some point in all of our lives, we rely on someone to help us. Although we are aware that our acco read more.
As West Michigan brushes off the effects of a harsh winter season the memories will soon be distant. But everyone can take a moment and reflect on how their lifestyle was altered, delayed or even cancelled by the weather. Now imagine being a senior who lives alone, unable to drive, reliant on other read more.
No one plans to get injured or sick but have you thought about what would happen if you did? Would you need therapy services to get stronger, or nursing to help you care for yourself and provide education on a new diagnosis? Many older adults don’t even know there are services available to help th read more.
The Porter Hills Green House® homes will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary of opening in 2014! It’s hard to believe that this revolutionary approach to skilled nursing is only being offered in the Grand Rapids area by Porter Hills. I have had the privilege of working in the homes since we read more.
I love the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. My favorite scene is when Dorothy approaches a crossroad and meets the Scarecrow on her journey to find the Wizard. While contemplating which road will take her to Oz, Mr. Scarecrow attempts to give her directions. Following his incoherent ramblings, read more.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. Its casualties have inspired our nation to dedicate February as American Heart Month. Heart month spurs the promotion of new health products, awareness campaigns, and ideas on endless ways to improve the health of one of your most v read more.