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Washington Regional finds a NICHE in senior care

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The health and well-being of older adults has always been a priority at Washington Regional Medical Center. The Pat Walker Center for Seniors offers clinics and services focused on healthy aging, while the senior specialty unit provides nursing that targets the specific needs of hospitalized older adults. Continue reading...

New Mercy facility dedicated to joint replacement

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As the Baby Boomer generation ages, orthopedic surgeons have seen an influx of joint-replacement patients. In response, Mercy Medical Center created the Joint Replace- meant Center, a 12-room facility with a staff dedicated to the education and care of patients undergoing a partial or total joint replacement. Continue reading...

Need for caregivers swells with aging population

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U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that people age 65 and up will represent 19 percent - nearly one-fifth - of the population by 2030. As demand for care rises, new businesses are popping up all over the country. Unlike these newcomers, Superior Senior Care has been serving Northwest Arkansas for more than 25 years and has a solid reputation for providing quality care. Continue reading...

Good hearing sweetens life for grandparents, grandchildren alike

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Grandparents and grandchildren have much to learn from one another, and such valuable relationships should be cultivated. Recent research by Oxford University revealed that “involved” grandparents contribute significantly to better-adjusted grandchildren. The research suggests that children find unique acceptance in their relationships with grandparents, which benefits them emotionally and mentally. Continue reading...

Lifelong educator and therapy dogs help children with reading, bring cheer to the elderly

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Joyce Pruett officially retired in 2001 after 30- plus years of teaching music and English, but she didn’t slow down a bit. With newfound time on her hands and a great passion for animals — especially dogs — Pruett began making weekly visits to the Springdale Animal Shelter, bring- ing treats and toys. Continue reading...

Great care should be taken when buying medicine online

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The Internet has made it possible for consumers to buy just about any- thing from the comforts of home. Whether shopping for a pizza or a car, consumers can find whatever they need with a few clicks of the mouse. Continue reading...

Homestyle Assisted Living: designed for comfort

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Homestyle Assisted Living, located east of the intersection of Arkansas 265 and U.S. 412 in Springdale, is an upscale, nonsmoking facility de- signed for residents’ comfort. Continue reading...

Boomers Turning to Online Dating

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Individuals over the age of 50 are turning more frequently to Internet dating to find a new significant other. Continue reading...

Blurring the Lines of Generations in the Workforce

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Although Baby Boomers encompass people born between 1946 and 1964, some of the younger Boomers tend to group them-selves with the generation that followed them. Continue reading...

Setting a Standard of Excellence in Caregiver Referrals for 25 Years

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Now celebrating 25 years of home care referrals, Superior Senior Care has the experience needed to help their clients determine the who, what, where, when and how of home care services. Superior Senior Care knows the ins and outs of referring what’s best for each individual. Continue reading...

Total Joint Center Offers Comprehensive Patient Education and Support

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Many patients whose knees and hips have been affected by age, injury or arthritis have turned to joint replacement surgery to restore motion and provide relief from pain. According to the National Institutes of Health, about 773,000 Americans choose to have a problem hip or knee replaced each year. Continue reading...

Fit is key for compression garments

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When former Razorback assistant basketball coach Brad Dunn developed a blood clot in his leg, his cardiologist immediately referred him to a specialist. Continue reading...

Families Urged to Look Out for Signs Seniors Need Help, Especially in Cold Weather

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It’s heartbreaking and overwhelming to watch your elderly loved one decline into someone who needs constant care. But with 36 million seniors living in the U.S. and the elderly population projected to double, caring for a senior loved one is a reality most people will face. Continue reading...

Finding the Right Retirement Fit in Northwest Arkansas

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When searching for a retirement community, retirees often place an emphasis on fun. And that's perfectly understandable, as retirees have worked their entire lives and earned the right to relax and enjoy themselves however they may choose. Bella Vista, Arkansas is a community that has put $35 million into golf courses, parks, lakes and other recreational facilities; landing it a spot in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 “Best Places” list. Continue reading...

Homestyle Assisted Living, designed for comfort

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Homestyle Assisted Living, located just east of the intersection of 265 and 412 in Springdale, is a beautiful non-smoking facility designed for residents’ comfort. Locally owned by Wade and Alison Cothran R.N., this homelike environment features multiple dining rooms, walk areas, a private formal dining room for family parties, individual climate-controlled apartments with three floor plans, a beauty/barber salon, security and fire alarm systems and a library. Continue reading...

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