What Is Osteoporosis?

May 5, 2019 — As we age, so do our bones. Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become brittle due to lack of proper levels of calcium. It can affect men and women, but mostly women. When bones lose calcium (or density) they become weakened and can be easily fractured or broken. The most common fractures occur in the hip,... Read More

Success Story – Mr. Joe

May 5, 2019 — Mr. Joe came to Edgewood very weak and unable to walk. He was eager to begin therapy to get stronger and return home. In the beginning he required help just to sit up on the side of his bed. Mr. Joe was such a hard worker! With determination, Mr. Joe began transferring and soon was... Read More

Success Story – Rosemarie

May 5, 2019 — Ms. Rosemarie came to Edgewood after a recent fall and suffered a fractured hip. She required maximum assistance for bed mobility and transfers. She was extremely weak and displayed a very high level of anxiety. Ms. Rosemarie’s anxiety was extreme, and she would panic when anyone touched her leg. The first few days were very... Read More

Live Soulfully

May 5, 2019 — The American Health Care Association (AHCA) recently announced “Live Soulfully” as the 2019 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. The “Live Soulfully” theme highlights how both residents and staff achieve happiness. Whether it’s exercising as a group, baking yummy treats, or listening to musical entertainment, “Live... Read More

May 12: Mother’s Day

May 5, 2019 — Mother’s Day celebrates moms, foster moms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and the other important women role models in your life. Approximately 152 million cards are mailed and 122 calls are made on Mother’s Day! President Woodrow Wilson declared May 9, 1914 as the first Mother’s Day. Be sure to celebrate the mom in your life... Read More

Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2019 — The celebration of Cinco de Mayo, which is the Spanish term for the “fifth of May,” is commemorated in the United States and throughout Mexico. In Mexico, the holiday commemorates the victory over French invaders during the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862. The U.S. observes the occasion to honor Mexican culture... Read More

Success Story: Ms. Delois C.

April 5, 2019 — Ms. Delois C. progress in therapy has been nothing short of miraculous. Her family and her therapists are amazed at what she has accomplished; in the short time she has been a resident at Edgewood. Manor. Ms. C. decided to move in with her sister several years ago when they both realized they needed each... Read More

Success Story: Ms. Edith

April 5, 2019 — Ms. Edith was one of our favorite patients of all time. She was a poster child for hard work and determination. She arrived at our facility requiring extensive assistance to transfer from her bed to her wheelchair. Her first day in therapy was difficult due to extreme pain and swelling in her right leg. Because... Read More

Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

April 5, 2019 — Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More

The Origins of Easter

April 5, 2019 — The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More