Keeping Up the Pace after a Pacemaker

If you have been diagnosed with a slow heartbeat (bradycardia), muscle damage from a heart attack, or heart failure that results in insufficient blood flow through the heart, your doctor may recommend implantation of a pacemaker. Pacemakers are usually inserted under local anesthesia, and you will typically be able to go home within one or…

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Healthy Aging | Colon Cancer Screenings Should Begin at 45

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer, recommending that screening start at age 45 for people with an average risk of the disease, rather than age 50, the previous guideline. Those at higher risk, for example, those with a family history of the disease or a personal history of inflammatory…

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New SeniorSafe Act Addresses Financial Abuse of Seniors

On May 24, 2018, President Trump signed the SeniorSafe Act into law. The act, which was included in a larger banking reform package, was written by members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. The SeniorSafe Act empowers financial institutions such as banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and investment houses to educate their staff to…

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The Stages of Alzheimer’s: Tips for Caregivers

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be devastating, both for the patient and for their caregiver. In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Tower Lodge Care Center would like to offer these Alzheimer’s caregiver tips for coping with all stages of the disease. Tower Lodge Care Center, a family-owned and-operated residence in Wall Township, New…

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10 Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

The elevated blood sugar levels associated with diabetes mellitus cause a range of complications. Between one-third and one-half of diabetics will eventually develop peripheral neuropathy, a form of nerve damage that typically affects the feet and legs. Combined with the reduced circulation that also affects diabetics, peripheral neuropathy means that even minor foot issues can quickly become…

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Aging Wrinkles Caused By Wrinkles In Our Cells, Not On Our Skins

Aging wrinkles are caused by wrinkles forming in our cells, not on our skin. So says a team of researchers, led by Dr. Irina M. Bochkis, Ph.D. at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. They have made an interesting discovery;  that nuclei inside our cells, actually “wrinkle” as we age. According…

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Stroke Early Warning Signs And Symptoms In Men

Stroke happens when blood cannot flow properly to the brain and consequently brain cells die. Many signs and symptoms are the same for men and women, though some symptoms occur more often in men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. They are more common and…

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Skilled Nursing Home Celebration Week May 13-19 2018

Skilled Nursing Week is this entire week. May 13-19, 2018 is designated as National Skilled Nursing Home Week. It was formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. This years 2018 theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This acknowledgement and praise for our nursing fraternity was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always begins…

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Marijuana Considered Possible Effective Treatment For Asthma

Marijuana is being considered as an effective treatment for asthma. Changes in marijuana laws and the increased use of medicinal marijuana have led doctors to consider if it could successfully treat asthma symptoms. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that occurs when the airways in the chest get narrower or become inflamed. Symptoms of asthma include coughing,…

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Tower Lodge Care Center Celebrates Our Nurses!

National Nurses Week is being celebrated all week across the country and is being equally celebrated right here at Tower Lodge Care Center! Our amazing Nurses are a source of tremendous pride to us and to our families and grateful residents. Their unswerving dedication, devotion and compassion is what makes our healthcare facility a sought…

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