Four Things You Can Do to Prevent Falls

— Speak up. Tell a provider right away if you fall, worry about falling, or feel unsteady. Have your doctor or pharmacist review all the medicines you take, even over-the-counter medicines. As you get older, the way medicines work in your body can change. Keep moving. Exercises that improve balance and make your legs stronger, lower... Read More

Online Learning Day is September 15

— Learning new information on a regular basis is important for keeping your mind sharp and active. No matter what age you are, there is always something new to learn! While new information can be obtained from a variety of sources, the internet provides an almost limitless source of learning. There is an incredible amount of... Read More

Tips to Slow the Aging Process

— Celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September by trying the tips below, which may help you age slower and improve your quality of life. 🥗 Eat a varied and healthy diet. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Drink lots of fluids to maintain healthy skin and flush out waste. 🚶 Exercise every day.... Read More

Therapy Success Story: Janice

— We are so excited to highlight Janice, one of our recent short-term rehabilitation graduates. At the time of her admission, physical therapy was not an option as she was too weak from her hospital stay. We were unable to perform many of the standardized tests to even begin her program. At this point, occupational therapy... Read More

Staff Highlight: Samantha

— Samantha started working at Woodcrest in early 2019 as PRN staff and became full-time shortly thereafter. Sam is from Northern Kentucky. She played soccer for Holy Cross and went on to play Division I soccer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham while obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Upon graduating, she was... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Greetings Woodcrest families! While we are still living in these trying times. I know some of you have concerns with the rise in COVID numbers in the county and surrounding areas, but we want to assure you that we are following all CDC guidelines and policies. Visitation remains opens and visiting hours are Monday –... Read More

Therapeutic Activities May Help with Memory

— According to research, engaging a person with memory loss in activities that they enjoy may reduce many of the symptoms such as agitation, frustration, and wandering. “It’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with their loved one, like playing games and going on outings,” explained Eric Pfeiffer, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Founding Director... Read More

Ways to Help You Relax: Relaxation Day is August 15

— Stressed out? Fatigued? Or simply having a bad day? It’s time to relax! Here are five easy ways to help you stress less and relax more: Stretch out on your back or sit comfortably where you are. Slowly move through your body tightening and flexing as you go until you reach your face and neck,... Read More

Father’s Day Car Show

— We want to give a huge thank you to the Members of Moonlight Hunting & Fishing Club for inviting our residents to come out and fish for the day! They had such a blast getting to enjoy the outdoors for the day and the great weather!

Staff Highlight: Amanda

— This month we are so excited to introduce you to one of our wonderful housekeepers, Amanda. Currently Amanda holds the position as manager in training! She has been with Woodcrest for the last 3 years and in long-term care for 10 years total! Amanda was born in Tennessee, but moved to Newport, KY when she... Read More