The West Ridge Blog

Reducing Falls with Gait Analysis

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Nov 7, 2018 11:22:52 AM

As we quickly approach winter, the risk of falling increases for Elders. Among Elders, 87% of all fractures are due to falls. Nearly two-thirds of those Elders who sustain a fall will fall again within six months. One out of every 200 falls results in a hip fracture for those aged 65 to 69. That number increases to one out of 10 for Elders aged 85 and over. 

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Topics: Insider

Dementia and Alzheimer's in the Winter

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Oct 9, 2018 11:58:04 AM

As the weather begins to shift from fall to winter in the coming months, it’s important for caretakers to understand how these seasonal changes can affect people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Let us help you prepare. 

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Topics: Memory Care

Preparing for Recovery from Orthopedic Surgery

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Sep 18, 2018 1:59:26 PM

Any surgery, no matter how minor or how necessary, can be traumatic for the body. This is especially true if you or the person you are caring for is older or dealing with additional ailments. While most of us focus on the upcoming surgery, knowing what is to come after the surgery and being able to prepare yourself for the taxing process of recovery is just as important.

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Topics: Patient-Family Relationships

Join Us at the 2nd Annual Senior Expo

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jul 23, 2018 9:48:25 AM

Are you a senior looking for ways to stay active as you age? Need recommendations on senior living communities, long-term care centers or rehab facilities close to home?

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Topics: Events

Coping with Seasonal Allergies

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Apr 19, 2018 11:37:23 AM

Seasonal allergies can affect anyone at any age, and seniors are no exception. But when other serious health conditions are present, allergies can go overlooked and untreated, leaving seniors with no choice but to cope with the unpleasant side effects.

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Topics: Insider

Put Your Passion to Work at West Ridge

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Mar 15, 2018 2:27:33 PM

Do you have an enthusiasm for helping others? Do you see aging not as a period of decline, but as a time for growth?

West Ridge is looking for like-minded individuals who share our philosophy to join our dedicated team of care professionals.

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Topics: Insider

Join Us for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Mar 12, 2018 5:59:57 PM

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24th at West Ridge Care Center. Registration begins at 1:30pm with the Easter Egg Hunt kicking off at 2:00pm.

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Join Us at the Adult Resource Expo

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Feb 27, 2018 2:27:43 PM

Join us at the Adult Resource Expo Wednesday, March 28th from 11:00am to 1:00pm for a community risk reduction public education event. Admission is free!
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Topics: Events

Protect Yourself from Hypothermia

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jan 19, 2018 2:07:46 PM

Iowa is a great place for seniors. In fact, named Iowa the #1 state in the US to retire in 2017, even beating out sunny Hawaii, which took the #2 spot. But as much we love our state, we’re not in love with the cold Iowa winters.

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Topics: Insider

Protect Yourself During Flu Season

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Dec 20, 2017 1:49:21 PM

With the flu season in full swing, we want to ensure our residents are staying healthy and happy. Being infected with the influenza virus can be a particularly risky experience for Elders, who tend to be more susceptible to the flu and its complications as they age. We recommend taking a few precautions over the next few months to avoid this virus.

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Topics: Insider, Patient-Family Relationships

The West Ridge Difference

Long-term Care and Skilled-Care Rehab Services for Elders in Cedar Rapids, IA 

West Ridge Care Center embraces a different approach to Elder care—one that centers around habitats that encourage growth at every stage of life. Follow our blog for the latest news and happenings at West Ridge, and information on our unique philosophy of care.


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