Keeping Your Mind Active Helps To Stave Off Dementia

Keeping Your Mind Active Helps To Stave Off Dementia

The old saying goes that you are only as old as you feel.  Of course, insisting that you are still young will not prevent all of the effects of aging.  Sticking to the habits you kept when you were young will not prevent wrinkles or gray hair.  No matter your state of physical health, staying intellectually and socially active can slow the progression of dementia.  Retired people who are physically healthy have plenty of options for keeping their minds sharp,…

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What is American Heart Month?

What is American Heart Month?

American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Caring for your heart through a healthy diet and regular physical activity is the secret weapon to preventing heart disease. While many may assume that popping a few pills that your healthcare provider prescribed is enough to quell symptoms or prevent a heart attack, the real preventative power lies with…

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Congratulations, Charissa!

Congratulations, Charissa!

Charissa is the winner of our drawing at the Cox Vendor Fair in Branson!  Charissa is with the Lutheran Family & Children Services of Missouri.  Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS) is a not-for-profit social services organization serving the State of Missouri. The organization has been in existence since 1868, when it was founded as a residence for children left homeless after the Civil War.  Their mission is to help families, children and individuals experience greater hope and…

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Cox Medical Center Branson Vendor Fair

Cox Medical Center Branson Vendor Fair

What a great time at the Cox Medical Center Vendor Fair in Branson.  This is their second annual Vendor Fair and is presented by Case Management. Allison Robertson, Manager, Case Management and her Case Management staff members at Cox Medical Center Branson work together as a team to perform the following core functions: clinical assessment, care coordination, patient education, counseling, case monitoring and/or clinical pathway management, discharge planning, resource management and patient advocacy.

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

A lot of headway has been made in research to cure symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and new links to the causes of Alzheimer’s are being discovered all the time. If you’ve ever wondered what causes Alzheimer’s disease, here is some helpful information that will shed light on this complex disease: Aging While dementia and schizophrenia can strike in your early twenties, Alzheimer’s is almost exclusive to those over the age of 65. Information conducted by the Mayo Clinic reported that 95%…

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Grand Opening at BirchPointe Health and Rehabilitation

Grand Opening at BirchPointe Health and Rehabilitation

Located along Springfield, Missouri’s “Medical Mile” in a new state-of-the-art facility, BirchPointe Health and Rehabilitation offers services such as Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, and Memory Care.  Birch Pointe is located directly across from Kickapoo High School at 3705 S. Jefferson Ave. in Springfield, Missouri (just North of Primrose Street).  They can be reached by phone at 417-889-0773.

Great In-Service at Compassus – Hospice and Palliative Care!!

Great In-Service at Compassus – Hospice and Palliative Care!!

What a great time with Compassus – Hospice and Palliative Care doing an in-service with them.  At Compassus they are dedicated to providing exceptional end-of-life care to your loved one and family. Their medical staff is highly experienced in pain and symptom management with the singular goal of reducing suffering and improving quality of life. Through their clinical excellence, you and your family will find comfort. Their Palliative Care Team effort brings relief from the pain, symptoms and stress of…

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