Home Health
Riverview celebrates Activities Department with special events
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:14

Shopping trips, dining out experiences, Mud Hens games, movies and activities planned for morning, noon and night – there’s always something going on at the Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus, thanks in great part to Riverview’s Activity Staff.

While the Activity Staff members have fun implementing all of the facility’s events and activities, it also takes considerable work setting up, transporting residents, keeping score, and making snacks to ensure a successfully event, according to Kendra German, administrator.” All of this while also completing resident assessments and attending resident and family care conferences.”

Red Cross issues new Pet First Aid app
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:13

Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. The Pet First Aid app, which costs 99 cents, gives iPhone and Android smartphone users instant access to expert information to help keep their pets healthy.

“The Pet First Aid App provides step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common first aid and emergency situations, including how to treat wounds, control bleeding and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies,” said Amanda Aldrich, regional communications specialist for the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio.

5 strategies we can all use for improved hearing
Written by Rebecca Krukemyer, Au.D.   
Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:12

Hearing loss is more common than most people think, affecting 40 percent of adults over the age of 65.

The incidence of hearing loss increases to over 80 percent for people over the age of 80. For those who decide to improve their hearing through the use of hearing aids, the results are remarkable. Not only does the hearing improve, but according to a study conducted in 1999 by the National Committee on Aging, hearing aid users were more socially active and avoided longer periods of depression, worry, paranoia, and insecurity than those with hearing loss who did not

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