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Living Well with COPD

September 20, 2017 — Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and cystic fibrosis. According to the National Institutes for Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease... Read More

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

September 5, 2017 — September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. One in three senior die with the disease of another form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country and with an aging population, its impact on society will continue to grow. And... Read More

Community Health and Wellness Expo

August 27, 2017 — Charlesgate is sponsoring a Community Health and Wellness Expo at two of our locations. Friday, September 15, 1:00-4:00pm 670 North Main Street, Providence 100 Randall Street, Providence Guests will be able to discover new health products and service providers as well as participate in numerous wellness clinics. They’ll be lots of health snacks on hand... Read More

Unraveling the Mystery of Cholesterol

August 20, 2017 — Cholesterol. You’ve been warned about its artery-clogging dangers and probably have your cholesterol checked at every annual physical. But did you know that the body makes cholesterol and that you need it for your body to function properly? Here’s just a few ways that cholesterol does a body good: Helps in the production of essential... Read More

Pet Therapy May Help Improve Health

August 7, 2017 — Anyone who owns a pet can tell you the joy they bring to one’s life. The simple act of petting a dog or curling up with a cat can lift one’s spirits. And pet ownership has been shown to have numerous health benefits as well. The American Heart Association says that having a pet might... Read More

The Importance of Staying Socially Active as We Age

July 20, 2017 — As we grow older, keeping connected with family and friends continues to be critically important to our overall well-being. Several studies have shown that people who are more social get sick less and have healthier minds. A study from the Rush University Memory and Aging Project concluded that a higher level of social engagement in old... Read More

It’s Time to Change Our Perceptions About What it Means to Grow Old

July 5, 2017 — Ageism – the belief that older people are somehow inferior to those who are young – is rampant in America. In one study, 70 percent of older adults said they had been insulted or mistreated because of their age. According the World Health Organization, ageism is most rampant in high-income countries, like the United States... Read More

Fasting May Be Able to Improve Your Brain’s Health

June 20, 2017 — Fasting has a long and rich history. Hippocrates, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all praised the benefits of fasting. Paracelsus, considered to the founder of modern toxicology, said, “Fasting is the greatest remedy – the physician within.” Most religions embrace fasting as part of their rituals for purification, atonement, and becoming closer to God. The definition of... Read More

Charlesgate Gets Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

June 15, 2017 — Charlesgate Nursing Center proudly announces that for the second time in 2017, we have  received a five-star rating – the highest possible quality rating for nursing homes – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The five-star rating is calculated based on state survey results, staffing, and quality measures and evaluates the quality... Read More