The West Ridge Blog

Rehabilitating After A Stroke

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jun 15, 2017 5:27:33 PM


A stroke can be fatal, but as medical technology improves, so do patient outcomes.

Growing public awareness has helped people identify the symptoms of an impending stroke, allowing more people to seek emergency, life-saving treatment. As a result, more people are surviving strokes—and more people are in need of treatment to address both the short-term and long-term side effects.

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Stay Connected to Your Loved Ones at West Ridge

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jun 7, 2017 11:39:52 AM

Join in on the Fun!

West Ridge residents play a game of bingo.

West Ridge is more than just a care center—we’re a community. As the family of one of our residents, we invite you to become a part of our community and take advantage of the activities and events that help keep you connected to your loved ones here at West Ridge.


By participating in our planned activities, you not only give your loved one your company, love and attention, you encourage them to pursue healthy, stimulating hobbies that are shown to keep the mind active longer. Join us this summer for the following events and activities:

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Topics: Patient-Family Relationships, Events

Men's Picnic

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jun 6, 2017 2:31:38 PM

The Men of West Ridge invite their guests to the Men's Picnic, Thursday, June 22nd 5pm. Come enjoy the culinary talents of Richard and Mike and enjoy the fresh air and fabulous food!

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Topics: Events

3 Steps to Prevent Falls in the Home

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on May 23, 2017 11:55:56 AM

Falls are the leading cause of brain injury among the elderly. Falls also have a profound impact on mobility—yet many seniors who live independently don’t take the proper steps to protect themselves.

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Visiting a Loved One in Memory Care

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Apr 7, 2017 11:13:30 AM

When your loved one is living with a memory disorder like dementia, you don’t always know what to expect when you visit. Some days will be good and things will seem normal. Other days can be frustrating, even painful; your loved one might call you by the wrong name, they may seem agitated or angry, or maybe they refuse to see guests altogether.

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Topics: Memory Care, Patient-Family Relationships

Benefits of Yoga

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Feb 7, 2017 12:08:33 PM

Growing older presents many gifts–maturity, grace, wisdom, experience and perspective to name a few. But it also has its set of challenges. The good news is that there are many things you can do to improve your well-being as a senior. Eating healthy, exercise, meditation and brain training exercises can help you improve your overall well-being. 

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A New Year, A New Way to Think About Senior Care

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jan 31, 2017 2:47:07 PM

As the only registered Eden Alternative facility in Cedar Rapids, we are often asked to define our unique philosophy of care. You can see it reflected in the way we treat our Elders and in everything we do. It motivates us to provide better care and become better care partners. But what exactly is the Eden Alternative Philosophy?

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Celebrating the Season: Holiday Fun at West Ridge

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jan 31, 2017 2:44:08 PM

Getting into the Spirit

December got off to a fun start this weekend with visiting friends from the Girl Scouts and Coe College. On Saturday, the enthusiastic Troop 5819 was in to play games and do some crafts with the residents. We loved looking around the room and seeing nothing but smiles!

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You Are Cordially Invited!

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jan 31, 2017 2:40:11 PM

You’re invited to the West Ridge Care Center’s Christmas Parties! Details below:

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Join us for Trick or Treating on October 25th!

Posted by West Ridge Care Center on Jan 31, 2017 2:37:58 PM

After I blogged last time, we went to the IHCA Convention in Des Moines and haven’t blogged since.  So I apologize for that since I said I would blog each week.  I would like to call a mulligan! That being said here are the details for our Trick-or-Treating event this Saturday:

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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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