From dogs to birds, to bearded dragons, people at Loretto love their pets. For many, these animals are more than just pets, they are companions, and having one can improve a person’s overall sense of wellbeing. For seniors, having a pet can bring benefits such as reduced loneliness, increased confidence, reduced stress, and even pain…

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In June we celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, every day can feel like the longest day. For this reason, the Alzheimer’s Association invites people all over the world to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s and raise funds and awareness for…

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National Healthcare Decisions Day is recognized on April 16th every year. Why? It was started by The Conversation Project to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. This is an annual reminder for YOU – about the importance of talking with your loved ones now regarding…

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The month of March marks the celebration of Social Worker’s Month, and to many people the term “social work” is a broad idea. Medical social workers are a critical component of any health care organization. Social workers collaborate with patients, families and other members of healthcare teams to support the mental and physical health of…

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What We Learned about Dementia During the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted older adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other cases of dementia. Studies have shown that aside from old age, people with dementia are at higher risk of having severe side effects from COVID-19. Moreover, the public health guidelines (lockdowns, face…

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Loretto’s “Shot of Hope” campaign to vaccinate residents and staff has been a big success, with over 85% of residents almost half of all Loretto staff members across our facilities receiving the Pfizer vaccine during our first round of clinics held just weeks after the vaccine was approved. The safety our of residents, employees and…

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The COVID -19 pandemic has us all feeling unsettled. If you have a loved one living in a memory care facility or a loved one in an assisted living facility who has memory issues, you might be particularly concerned with their well-being during this difficult time. Since assisted living facilities are currently restricting visitors, you…

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Comprehensive services to support even the most challenging rehabilitation needs.   Loretto Health & Rehabilitation provides a warm and inviting environment with bright modern rooms where you will sleep restfully. A friendly, family atmosphere cultivated by the kind attention of our expert staff. Our broad range of supportive programs, activities and events that will help…

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