22nd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day
May 27, 2015 is the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day! The 2015 Theme is “If You Keep Moving…You’ll Keep Improving!” On this day 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. to celebrate. The goal of this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults.
“My great Aunt has always been the life of the party. She loves to dance and have a great time. She is always dressed to the nines and is just a firecracker! A few years ago she started having some medical problems and it became more difficult for her to live on her own. The idea of going to a Nursing Home can be a scary thought. My Aunt wasn’t ready to give up her independence and the things she enjoys. We were so pleased to find out that her living in a Nursing Home didn’t have to mean the end of her being such a vibrant independent woman. She has made close friends, participates in so many fun activities and she even has a gentleman friend in the Nursing Home. She is happy and in a safe place that is equipped to take care of her needs while still allowing her to live her life the way she likes. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!”
Sometimes you need medical care that can’t be taken care of at home or in a hospital. That doesn’t mean that you are ready to give up your life and doing all the things you love to do. Being in a Nursing Home doesn’t mean the end of life as you know it. You can continue to be happy and active while knowing that you are receiving necessary medical care and attention.
Even though Nursing Homes usually get a bad rap, there are so many amazing ones out there. There are rehab centers that look and feel more like hotels than hospitals and give you more personalized therapy and attention than if you were in a hospital. It’s like a home away from home for many people. Finding a wonderful Nursing Home is possible and so is living a fulfilling live while you’re in one. Like my great Aunt, you can still be the life of the party!
If you are looking into finding the best Nursing Homes, this is where BestNursingHomes.com come in to the picture. This is an online site, provided free to the public by the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers. BestNursingHomes.com list five-star nursing homes and rehabilitation centers rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This means that right off the bat, you are only seeing the best Nursing Homes with the highest ratings. You get access to the listing with all of the information at your fingertips. It can make a tough decision a little bit easier for yourself and your family.
What makes BestNursingHomes.com different from other sites?
- BestNursingHomes.com lists only the best sites. Anything on the list has been preapproved by Medicare as one of the top in the country.
- Nobody is trying to sell you anything. Best Nursing Homes is run by a nonprofit organization whose public mission is to make people aware of the good places to go. It’s a completely free list.
- You don’t have to enter any personal information. No one is going to contact you when you search the site. Once again, there is nobody trying to sell you anything, this is all free information for you to browse at your convenience.
- You can contact the nursing homes directly. If you see an option that you like, simply call the facility or send an email using the contact form.
- You can see what the center looks like. For the facilities that have chosen upgraded listings, you can take a virtual tour of the building with slideshow photos and videos.
- You can review what others’ experiences were like. Best Nursing Homes gets real, authentic reviews from real residents and family members.
Best Nursing Homes has been made possible by the generous donation of North American Health Care and its CEO, John Sorensen. John has made it his life’s work to serve the elderly population and has sponsored the development of BNH and donated it to the ASNP for use. “We are very grateful for the leadership of John Sorensen in the post-acute care industry,” said Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Association for Skilled Nursing Providers. “John is a leader in his field, a generous philanthropist, and a great example of someone who places serving the patient above anything else. We are proud to be associated with John and North American Health Care and grateful for his support to promote best practices in skilled nursing.”
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