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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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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While many people have learned how to use new technologies for staying in contact with family, friends and colleagues throughout the pandemic, there are still challenges for some older adults. Loretto’s employees have been helping residents to use iPads and other technology for video calls with their loved ones this year. If you are planning…

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The COVID-19 pandemic made in-person doctor’s visits especially complicated for older adults. PACE-CNY in Syracuse saw the need  for its program participants to have access to safe yet convenient medical check-ups, and introduced Mobile Med. This all-in-one interdisciplinary medical team of doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, as well as recreation therapists, goes to a…

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As we are all creatures of habit, moving into a new living environment can be a huge stressor on our loved ones. Here are a few tips to help ease into this transition and even find the excitement it will bring: Visit the Community Before Moving in: Just like choosing a college, showing your loved…

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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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