The Purpose of Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing facilities are similar to nursing homes. Yet a genuine skilled nursing facility provides medical services and expertise that can’t be found in traditional nursing homes. These services include skilled nursing care as well as rehabilitation services to care for the sick, disabled and injured. Skilled nursing facilities serve individuals of all ages. If.. read more →

10 Dec 2015
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The Benefits of Face-to-Face Social Interactions

“Research has long supported the idea that strong social bonds strengthen people’s mental health. But this is the first look at the role that the type of communication with loved ones and friends plays in safeguarding people from depression,” notes lead author Dr. Alan Teo, assistant professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University… read more →

23 Oct 2015
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Happy Bad Poetry Day

In order to recognize and avoid bad poetry we need to first read and appreciate good poetry. For those already familiar with the beauty of poetry as well as the mental and health benefits associated, we recommend that you pick up your favorite collection and dive right in. For those who have yet to experience.. read more →

18 Aug 2015
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Video: Lydia Shares Gardening Tips

Looking for a rewarding and therapeutic hobby? Need some inspiration getting your garden looking great for summer? Want to rebound from a rough New York winter on the Rockaway Peninsula? Take a few minutes and let Lydia inspire you with her tips. read more →

05 Aug 2015
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Honoring Our Veterans – Veteran’s Day 2014

History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,.. read more →

11 Nov 2014
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The Sharps Program: Ensure Safety, Encourage Community

Rockaway Care Center has recently started its very own Sharps Program. A what? Unless you’re involved in a Sharps Program, you probably don’t know what it is. To introduce the topic, take a guess from the choices below. A Sharps Program is…? a)      A guide to safeguarding knives, saws, and other sharp objects from young.. read more →

22 Jan 2014
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What Are Your Dreams? Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

“I have a dream.” Those four words are likely some of the most oft-repeated in American culture. Quoting Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech in front of Washington, DC’s Lincoln Memorial in August, 1963, the words “I have a dream” ring true for anyone.  The oration was brilliant because the phrase “I have a dream”, repeated.. read more →

20 Jan 2014
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What’s in a Color: National Blood Donor Month

The prominently displayed color red during December is equated with rich holiday spirit, its hues associated with Santa Claus, Christmas stockings, Christmas tree decor, and gift wrap bows.  In December, it seems as if red is everywhere. A different use of the color red occurs during January, a month whose feel, in contrast, is associated.. read more →

Residents’ Resolutions

Awesome. You’re living in a well-run care center. There are plenty of sessions for your rehabilitation and health upkeep, as well as all kinds of engaging activities, from arts and crafts to movies to sing-alongs. (Not to mention hot, varied, tasty meals.) All in all, you’re taken care of.  And, more to the point, you.. read more →

A Dance of Smiles: The Annual Winter Ball

Two days before Christmas this year, we held our annual Rockaway Care Center Winter Ball. If there’s anything that was prevalent, it was smiles. Warm, cherishing, appreciative, happy smiles. The kind of smiles you think of for holiday season. A veritable reunion, the Winter Ball is a yearly gathering of past and present residents and.. read more →