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Five Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

on 07/24/2018 3:30 PM
You’ve heard it said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but you may not have heard “A dog is good for your health.”  Some people think dog ownership means dog hair on the sofa, veterinarian bills, and an extra mouth to feed, but recent medical research may change that way of thinking. Research has shown a number of surprising health benefits of dog owners...
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3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors

on 05/23/2018 8:43 AM
Don't let an emergency of a loved one leave you scrambling for official documents. By proactively gathering essential healthcare and financial papers, an emergency can be a little less stressful for caregivers when they need critical access to information to help a family member.   3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors File all important documents in one plac...
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Stay Strong and Healthy, Guys, with Screenings

on 05/22/2018 11:55 AM
June has been a special month for men and their families since 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. We celebrate men and their essential role in the family and in the community. Men are husbands, fathers, sons, bosses, employees, and coworkers. June is also a great time to draw attention to the health issues that impact men and the impor...
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Creative Ways to Show Appreciation to Military Members and Families

on 04/26/2018 2:54 PM
Most Americans are familiar with Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was observed on November 11 because World War I ended at 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially proclaimed November 11 to be Veterans Day in 1954. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, has been observed as far back as the Civil War, but it was mad...
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Move It! Exercise for Seniors

on 03/28/2018 10:57 AM
As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, who has long been referred to as the “Father of Medicine”, wrote, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”   As usual, Hippocrates was way before his time. Almost two thousand years would pass before scien...
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New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

on 03/19/2018 11:30 AM
In April, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma: “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits. We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and have ...
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30 Years of Care & Five-Star Rating

on 03/06/2018 9:12 AM
Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center is celebrating the month of March in a big way. On March 6, the center recognized 30 years of delivering quality post-acute care and short-term rehabilitation therapy to Ellettsville and Bloomington area residents. Additionally, the facility received Five-Star status from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - the highest rating possible...
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Beginning Yoga for Older Adults

on 03/01/2018 4:01 PM
Many senior adults turn to yoga for gentle exercise that can reduce tension and increase flexibility. In the early 80s, women (and some men) donned their leg warmers, Reebok high tops, and spandex body suits to stretch it out with Jane Fonda and dance to Let's Get Physical.   Today, seniors are still "getting physical" and keeping active through a variety of exercise ...
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5-Star Quality Rating!

on 02/27/2018 11:36 AM
Congratulations to the great team at Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center for achieving a CMS 5-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services!   Learn more about Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center by calling (812) 876-6400 or stop by for a tour at 5911 W. State Road 46 in Ellettsville. We are located only minutes from Bloomington, Indiana.
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Reducing Your Kidney Disease Risk

on 02/27/2018 10:08 AM
MARCH IS KIDNEY AWARENESS MONTH You’ve probably seen people wear red to draw awareness to heart disease or pink to bring awareness to breast cancer, but kidney disease isn’t often the subject of much attention. That’s surprising since one in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease. The kidneys perform several very important jobs for your body. According to the Nati...
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Easter Egg Hunt - March 29

on 02/15/2018 11:58 AM
Join Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center Thursday, March 29 from 5-6 p.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt in our front lawn. This is a FREE community event! There will be lots of candy and door prizes.   Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center is located at 5911 W. State Road 46 in Ellettsville, IN. For more information, please call (812) 876-6400.
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Heart Disease in Women: Heart Disease No Longer A “Man’s Disease”

on 01/25/2018 7:56 AM
Cancer has been called the “most feared diagnosis.” However, many women don’t realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Heart disease was once called a “man’s disease,” but one in four female deaths in this country are from heart disease, making it an equal opportunity disease.   Even more con...
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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 12/27/2017 10:06 AM
Glaucoma has been called the “silent disease” because there are usually no symptoms and no pain.    Phyllis Diller once advised women, “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”  It is true that our vision does change as we age. We may hold the book farther away until reading glasses become...
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Holiday Career Fair - Dec. 21

on 12/08/2017 9:23 AM
NOW HIRING RNs, CNAs, and LPNs Join the Richland Bean-Blossom team! Attend our Holiday Career Fair on December 21 from 1-6 p.m. at 5911 W. State Road 46 in Ellettsville for open interviews. We are hiring for LPNs, CNAs, and RNs for all shifts. The first six hires will receive a Fitbit, TV, or Keurig! Bring your kids! Santa will be at Richland Bean-Blossom Healthcare Center from 3-6 p.m. Fo...
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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

on 12/01/2017 4:47 PM
Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.   As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact with your hands. These germs are easily spread to your eyes, nose, ...
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COPD: Prevalence, Treatment, and Quality of Life

on 11/14/2017 8:10 AM
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with COPD, you know the symptoms—coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, fatigue, difficulty taking a deep breathe, and tightness in your chest. You also know that living with COPD can impact your quality of life.   What is COPD? The National Institutes of Health report that over 14 million Americans ha...
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PATH to Hip Fracture Recovery Program Launches

on 11/01/2017 2:02 PM
Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center has launched a new hip-fracture rehabilitation program in conjunction with Episode 360 of Carmel, IN. Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center is excited to announce the creation and launch of “The PATH to Hip Fracture Recovery.” Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center began offering this service on November 1, 2017.   Orthopaedic ...
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Senior BINGO - November 8

on 10/27/2017 11:54 AM
ATTN: Seniors!!! Join us for a free snacks and bingo on November 8! We host senior bingo the second Wednesday of each month. All seniors are welcome to attend!   Wednesday, November 8 Bingo starts at 10 a.m. Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center 5911 W. State Rd. 46, Ellettsville For more information, please call (812) 876-6400.
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Open House: Oct. 25 at Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center

on 10/04/2017 4:24 PM
Join Richland Bean-Blossom Health Care Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. as we host an open house for the community. The Center is proud to introduce PATH Orthopedic Recovery!  Learn how our program can prepare the patient to return back to their home within 14 days of admission.  At the open house, meet Dr. Mast and the team from Episode 360.    Our d...
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Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/04/2017 1:00 PM
Have you been to a movie theater lately and enjoyed the surround sound experience? Did you know that the noise level of that movie probably approached 98 decibels, only slightly below a rock concert? ​ With our nation’s population of older adults increasing, hearing loss has been called a major public health issue. Men tend to develop hearing loss about six years before women, often...
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