Blogs

Pets Can Bring You Health, Happiness

By Herb Weiss My newly adopted three-month old chocolate lab, Molly, keeps me on my toes.  Literally.  My daily walks around the block and playing ball in the back yard equal over eight thousand steps calculated by my Fitbit App. Being a pet owner I can certainly vouch for research findings published over the years…

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Misconceptions about Rehab after Hip Replacement

Posted by Jennifer Campbell, NHA Assistant Administrator/Admissions Director   When patients undergo surgery for a hip replacement, they don’t always know what to expect in terms of recovery. And they often don’t think they’ll need rehab. Here’s why – and the real reasons rehab can help. I don’t need help. Many patients think they can…

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RIHCA Quality Innovation Award Reflects West View’s Continued Commitment to Positive Outcomes

By Hugh Hall, Administrator West View Nursing and Rehabilitation was recently honored with the RIHCA Quality Innovation award, which recognizes centers who demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement, backed by examples of improved resident and/or staff outcomes. The well-deserved award reflects West View’s continued focus on excellence, exemplified through a number of operational initiatives that…

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New Medicare Scam on the Rise!

New Medicare Scam on the Rise! By Carolyn Moy, Business Office Manager You may be aware that the Federal government is poised to change our Medicare Identification numbers next year (2018) as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.  This important piece of legislation was passed to better protect private…

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A Prom Night To Remember

Posted by Jan Caianiello. BSN, RN A Prom Night To Remember   The evening was perfect for a “Senior Prom”! West Warwick Senior Center was the setting for their first “Senior Prom” on May 18, 2017 hosted by West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  It had become evident that many of the people that came…

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Celebrate Good Times C'mon!

Celebrate Good Times C’mon!  “Celebrate Good Times, C’mon!” Most of us know this song from family gatherings or weddings.  It leaves us feeling happy and smiling.  National Nursing Home Week does the same thing for the nearly 1 million residents and caregivers in nursing and rehabilitation centers across the country. National Nursing Home Week is…

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