NEWS AND EVENTS

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Brookhaven Staff | November 27, 2019 |

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving and National Family Health History Day

By Brookhaven Staff | November 25, 2019 |

Thanksgiving and National Family Health History Day have become bound together in harmony since 2004. That was the year in which the U.S. Surgeon General established the bond between Thanksgiving and National Family Health History Day. What was the goal of doing this? The main goal was to encourage people to become more aware of…

COPD Awareness: Shine the Light on Senior COPD Rehab

By Brookhaven Staff | November 21, 2019 |

November is COPD Awareness Month. People are focussing on COPD, how to avoid it and how to live with it. COPD with its chronic, challenging symptoms, can have worse effects on seniors. Senior COPD rehab helps seniors fight the COPD symptoms. These usually include that the patient: Cannot do activities of daily living due to…

Raising Awareness About National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

By Brookhaven Staff | November 19, 2019 |

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and hospices across the country, like Brookhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people in hospices and palliative care programs. A hospice is not a place but high-quality care that enables patients and families to…

Honoring Veteran’s Day

By Brookhaven Staff | November 11, 2019 |

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

World Antibiotic Week: Antibiotic Awareness in Seniors

By Brookhaven Staff | November 11, 2019 |

Antibiotic awareness in seniors is in the spotlight. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is from 18-24 November 2019. The aim of this very important awareness week, is to enlighten people as to the wise use of antibiotics. World Antibiotic Awareness Week campaigners tell people a clear message: Use antibiotics when needed, don’t use it when not…

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Brookhaven Staff | November 6, 2019 |

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

Senior Health Awareness of Diabetes: World Diabetes Day

By Brookhaven Staff | November 4, 2019 |

Diabetes. Who hasn’t heard of it? The disease that affects 9.4% of people in America as of 2015. 30.3 million people have diabetes in America alone and many more outside of the States.   The number of people affected by diabetes is so great. There are an estimated 7.2 million Americans who do not even…

Rehab or Residential? Post-Hospitalization Care Decisions

By Brookhaven Staff | October 30, 2019 |

We have all had to make decisions in life. Some decisions were easier than others, because the decision was of little significance. Making decisions about one’s senior years, or decisions for a loved one, is much harder. Post-hospitalization care decisions are some of the hardest decisions a person will have to make in their life.…

Protein for Pulmonary Rehab – The Role of Protein for Healthy Lungs

By Brookhaven Staff | October 30, 2019 |

October was “Healthy Lung Month”. Lungs, for many people are associated with full deep breaths, feeling good and getting energy from respiration. However, for people who have lung conditions, breathing can be a complex or delicate activity. This article looks at the ways a person can benefit from eating protein for pulmonary rehab. Why Pulmonary…