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Laurels rehab team member explains the vital role of occupational therapy

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

When people hear the term “occupational therapy,” many mistakenly conclude that this discipline has something to do with career building or helping people find job opportunities. Others might erroneously assume that occupational therapy is just another name for physical therapy. But if neither of these definitions hits the mark, then what exactly is occupational therapy?

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Experience the Genesis Village difference

Written by Michelle Oedy. Posted in Our Community

Thank you for voting Genesis Village as the #1 Senior Living in the area! The last few months have been a rollercoaster ride with a new normal that none of us expected. As a team, Genesis Village has not only pulled together by combining all our efforts to keep our community safe, but we have also designed some very creative ways to keep those beautiful smiles on our residents faces. That includes Zoom video chats for our residents and their families in town, throughout the US, and overseas; introducing our new mascot, Teddy, that we have all come to love at GV and on our social media page; GV Spirit Week; delivering meals, root beer floats, popcorn, and specialty coffees to residents in their apartments; making masks for our local healthcare workers; the monthly “birthday crew” where we load up on delicious cupcakes, put on our party hats, and zip through the building singing happy birthday to anyone celebrating that month; and the list goes on.

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COVID-19 volunteer pportunities

Written by Chris Stieben. Posted in Our Community

We are taking a break from our vignettes about Mrs. Jones to discuss new opportunities with the Long-term-Care Ombudsman Program. During the time of COVID-19 we have seen many changes to the way we advocate for consumers and residents. Like visitors to nursing homes, the Ombudsman program is unable to enter facilities due to concerns over COVID-19 transmission.

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Zepf Center Recovery House residents find sobriety support despite pandemic

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget that other major health crises are still taking a heavy toll on our community. One of these is the rate of opioid addiction and overdose, which, according to the Lucas County Coroner Toxicology Laboratory, continues to rise year after year in Northwest Ohio and especially in Lucas County. Now with the coronavirus forcing lockdowns and limiting access to vital addiction and recovery support services, this problem has only been compounded.

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Explore independent senior living at Sunset

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

lder adults’ sense of well-being is strongly rooted in their ability to pursue their own interests and chart their own course. Simply put, seniors place high value on self-reliance and the ability to maintain the independence they’ve achieved and enjoyed for most of their lives. Recognizing this perception, Sunset Retirement Communities offers two independent-living options that allow older adults to pursue their own passions while leaving behind the burdensome chores of homeownership— Fieldstone Villas at Sunset Village and The Woodlands at Sunset House.

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Laurels rehab director explains complex discipline of speech pathology

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

The term speech pathology seems simple on its face. In most people’s minds, it’s about helping people learn or relearn the mechanics of talking. After all, “speech” is right there in the name. However, according to Jennifer Scharringhausen, MS, CCC-SLP, Rehab Services Director at The Laurels of Toledo, speech articulation is only one small component of a speech pathologist’s job.

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