Short Term Rehab

Ruthann Wright – “Nursing – It’s all about the feeling I get inside”

“I wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl – I never had an idea of being anything else,” says RuthAnn Wright, Noble Charge Nurse & Supervisor. RuthAnn began her nursing career at Noble Horizons working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) while attending nursing school full time. After nursing school graduation, …

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Senior Volunteer

The Benefits of Volunteering as you Age 

We all know that volunteering benefits others, but did you know that volunteering has a personal advantage as well?  By helping others, we also help ourselves!  Volunteering    Addresses loneliness and isolation.  Social isolation and loneliness can contribute to a decline in health, especially among older adults.  Volunteering not only gives people purpose, a crucial contributor …

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Noble Horizons Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

There are many factors that determine one’s risk of heart disease including familial predisposition – but lifestyle including diet, exercise routines and managing stress levels also play a significant role in whether or not a person is at risk of heart disease and heart attacks. As always, we encourage you to have open and frank …

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Julie Reed

Employee Spotlight – Julie Reed a Rehab Nurse Staple

As the nurse manager of Noble’s Short Term Rehab Department known as Wagner, Julie Reed helps help her patients recover from hospitalizations and return home.  After serving in the Medical Surgery Department at Sharon Hospital for 15-years, Julie has the ideal experience for Noble’s short-term inpatient rehab.  “I am very confident in my skills. I …

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tour questions

Questions to Ask While Touring a Senior Living Community

Finding the right senior living community for you or a loved one can be intimidating, as we wrote in a recent blog post which you can read here. However, once you’ve gathered all your information and, narrowed down your list of communities that meet your needs, you’ll want to start touring communities to make sure it’s a good fit.  Touring …

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stroke awareness

Stroke Awareness – Preventable and Treatable

May is Stoke Awareness Month.  Strokes are the 5th leading cause of disability in America according to the American Stroke Association but they can be prevented and treated once you learn how to control and treat several risk factors.   Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented if you don’t smoke, make healthy …

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therapy animals

Therapy Animals and the Difference They Make

If you are a pet owner, you’ve probably experienced the many therapeutic and emotional benefits that animals provide. It can be something as simple as coming home after a bad day and being greeted very enthusiastically by your dog or taking your horse for a long trail ride.  Pets are great at helping us get …

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aging

Why Senior Living is Beneficial to Happy Aging

When thinking about aging, negative associations often follow – will I have trouble getting around, will I face health issues, will I be alone…That said, a positive attitude can transform the experience of aging.   Decades of research on ‘happy aging’ has confirmed that a positive outlook can improve one’s emotional and physical health throughout the …

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spinal stenosis

Spinal Stenosis: A Painful and Frequently Misdiagnosed Condition

For a decade, starting in his early 50s, John Stanton felt as though he was walking on hot, burning coals. His ankles ached and throbbed, his feet were always tingling and, at times, all his toes felt as if they were being cut with glass. “For years doctors told me that these sensations were caused …

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