Chronic Pain Management: Does Relaxation Work?

Pain. Our goal is to make it go away, now and forever. However, some pain is not acute, nor does it go away quickly. Rather, many people suffer from sub-acute or chronic pain, and therefore need ongoing solutions. At Rockaway Care Center, subacute rehabilitiation care services include pain management. What can be done? Pain can.. read more →

21 May 2015
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Victoria Day: Who Was Queen Victoria, Anyway?

Victoria Day is national Canadian holiday celebrated at the end of May in honor of Queen Victoria, ruler at the time of Canada’s independence on July 1, 1867. Queen Victoria ruled the monarchy of the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1837 until her death in 1901 – the longest reign of any British monarch, and.. read more →

13 May 2015
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Mother’s Day: Ways to Celebrate When Mom Is No Longer With Us

At Rockaway Care Center, we have a variety of ages, backgrounds, and family statuses represented among our residents.  But one thing we all share is that we all have, or had, parents, and with Mother’s Day around the corner, Rockaway Care Center is gearing up for the celebrations. And yet, with so many adult residents, including.. read more →

06 May 2015
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Why Hydration is Crucial

Summer’s around the corner, and it’s just going to get hotter.  Maybe sweltering. This means one thing crucial: Drink. Then drink some more. With hotter weather, our bodies excrete more fluids through sweat. In addition, the air is often dry due to heavy sunshine, sequestering the surrounding dampness we might otherwise garner during colder months. .. read more →

30 Apr 2015
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The World of Whirlpool Therapy

Ah, a whirlpool. The body-size round bath that jets out fast-paced, hot, forceful, massaging jolts of water from several different points on its inner walls. Whirlpools provide luxury muscle relief and relaxation ecstacy, in spas worldwide, some gyms, and lucky homes as well. When you hear the term “whirlpool therapy,” it might sound redundant, because.. read more →

21 Apr 2015
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Stress Awareness Day, Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month, with a focused National Stress Awareness Day is on April 16th. The day after federal taxes are due. Coincidence? We think not – begging the question about whether it’s less stressful to have finished taxes the day before, or more stressful once you know what you owe. Aside from.. read more →

15 Apr 2015
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April 1st: A True Test

by Karyn K., Rockaway Care Center Contributing Writer The teacher called our 3rd-grade class together in seriousness, and told us all to sit quietly at our desks. She firmly announced she was about to hand out a surprise test that was going to “test our true knowledge.” We students were to take out only a.. read more →

30 Mar 2015
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March On: How Social Workers Help Us

March is National Social Workers Month, which gives us the opportunity to focus on the many roles that social workers play, day in and day out, often without our being aware. Here is a broad look at the social worker reach throughout our society. Social work, a helping profession, has become so involved that an.. read more →

26 Mar 2015
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March 17th: Maybe It’s Easy, Bein’ Green

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, is the day that for some reason you’re supposed to wear a green item of clothing, otherwise you risk being pinched! Why is that? What is it about green that’s deemed so necessary to wear on St. Patrick’s Day? According to the Christian Science Monitor, the reason is as follows:.. read more →

16 Mar 2015
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Reawakening the Senses at Rockaway Care Center

As we age, our senses dull. Slowly but surely, we need large-print books to cope with our lessened eyesight, hearing aids for our diminished hearing, salt on everything to combat the tastelessness, and a reminder of what roses truly smell like. Even our sense of touch might go downhill. Even though we can’t fully turn.. read more →

09 Mar 2015
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