Brookdale Salutes Our Vets: World War II Nurse Who Survived Plane Crash

Brookdale Senior Living June 21, 2017

In 1944, nursing degree fresh in hand, 21-year-old Ruth Heckinger volunteered for the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Two months later, she was in India and flying the “Burma Hump,” helping evacuate wounded American soldiers from China during what would be th... Read more

Incontinence: Hard to Talk About but Often Easy to Treat

Kim Estes June 19, 2017

It’s a common condition that’s very treatable and it is also one that can cause a lot of emotional pain. I am talking about urinary incontinence, something that many people choose to keep to themselves because they feel humiliated and embarrassed. In... Read more

First Impressions

Virginia Wylie June 17, 2017

This is the first of three poems about Audrey. We had a great poetry corner discussion about our health services providers and out gratitude for them. Audrey and several other caregivers attended the meeting. They were appreciative of the recognition... Read more

Everything You Should Know about the American Flag for Flag Day

Brookdale Senior Living June 14, 2017

Few sights are as stirring to patriotic American hearts as the sight of Old Glory flying proudly against a blue sky. This year on Flag Day, June 14, millions of Americans across the country will display the American flag and honor all it represents. ... Read more

Caregiver Stress: Challenges for Men Caring for Someone with Dementia

Juliet Holt Klinger June 12, 2017

When most people think of a family caregiver they picture a woman. It’s true, according to AARP’s Caregiving in the US report, 60 percent of caregivers are women. However, the number of men providing care is growing as the population of people over t... Read more

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