On the close of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, one item in particular that the entire MCC Rehab team wanted to discuss was fall prevention. Falls are a leading cause for admission into our rehab department. During our residents' stay, the MCC team educates our graduates on how to prevent falls, especially with that dreaded four-letter word fast approaching – snow.
The Masonic Care Community has Physicians on Staff
The Masonic Care Community is proud to have a team of 4 physicians on our staff. Dr. Elif Erim, our Medical Director is a Geriatrician, who has specialized in the care of seniors. Dr. Roberta Gebhardt and Dr Kevin McCormick complete our team in the Health Pavilion caring for the more than 340 residents in our skilled nursing and rehabiliation households. And Dr. Guy Wilcox, who has been a driving force at MCC for many years, has taken on the role of assisting our Adult Residential residents at Wiley Hall. These four physicians, work in concert with our incredible staff of nurses, therapists and aides to care for our seniors. Studies have show that nursing homes that employ their physicians see numerous benefits.
Many of us will travel and visit relatives this holiday season. Its a good time to check and make sure your loved one is safe and happy. Here is a recent Masonic Care Community Report with vital information on what you should look for.
For over 120 years, the Masonic Care Community has taken pride in the exceptional care it provides to its residents. At MCC, we not only provide care to those that live here, but we give our residents quality of life through various experiences and activities. Two of our most popular programs, art and music, are often the topic of discussion.
For the next several months, many of us will be dealing with snow and freezing temperatures. For the elderly, this can be a especially difficult time as they are unable to shovel snow and the severe cold can prohibit them from getting outside. Be a good neighbor, check on seniors in your area especially if you notice that snow has not been removed from driveways or walks. Here are some other ways to keep seniors safe this winter
No one plans to get sick, or schedules an accident. Things happen, forcing us to make decisions quickly. In many cases, we are flying blind, we have never been in this situationg before. We just don't know what to do especially when it comes to our loved ones health and wellbeing.