Do you know what to look for in a nursing home?

When looking for a nursing home you will want to look for the rating, the amenities and the environment. Amy Osmond Cook, CEO of Best Nursing Homes, advocating for Orchard Park Rehab talks about all the great options Orchard Park Rehab has to offer.


What's up with the green smoothie?

What's up with the green smoothie?Everywhere I look, the green smoothie has overtaken breakfast. My friends are blending for their kids. Our CEO is drinking one during morning meetings. Random people on the street are walking around with them. There was no small amount of shock when my father-in-law said to me last Sunday dinner, "Two of my friends read your column. Did you really have two Diet Cokes, an Egg McMuffin, and a candy bar for breakfast?" I have to admit that my confession sparked a renewed interest in healthy eating. So, while I initially balked at the thought of spinach for breakfast, I'm sipping a blend this morning and asking myself, "What's up with the green smoothie?" I, too, am a huge fan of having more energy, glowing skin, and a sparkly personality. But is juicing the secret to all of my wants and desires? Perhaps, but here are things to consider.


4 super foods that battle arthritis pain

you are what you eat

"You are what you eat," has been a motto from an early age. Now that you've aged, it's time to put those words into action. According to Everyday Health, about 46 million adults in the United States, about one in five Americans, have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. This number continues to rise and is expected to jump dramatically in the coming years. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are certain measures you can take, namely preventive foods, to help combat the chronic sickness. Take a look at the list below, and see what you need to add to your diet to help ease some of arthritic pain.



3 relationships that are healthy for your heart

love hearts

We all know the human heart is one of the most important organs in our bodies. The average human heart beats 72 beats per minute pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood to every part of your body. As the most famous muscular organ in the body has gained notoriety for centuries in books, poems, movies and songs, it's no coincidence there is a connection between the emotion love and the beating heart within your chest.

A study published by the National Institute of Health in 2010 showed that social relationships play an important factor on behavioral, psychosocial and physiological health. Of the physiological health mentioned in the journal, cardiovascular health is heavily affected by the relationships in our lives.

How do the relationships in your life keep the old ticker pumping strong? See how these three types of close, social connections can decrease the risk of heart attacks and heart disease.


7 healthiest foods for seniors — and the rest of us

brain food

According to the World Health Organization, unhealthy diets are among the leading causes of non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. As you age, eating can become more of a chore than a fun part of your day. Whether you face difficulty chewing, upset stomach, low energy or dry mouth, there are ways you and your family can bring light back into the kitchen. Focusing on increasing the intake of specific nutrients and proteins is the best way to supplement the supplements you may be taking. Here is a list of the seven best foods to keep in your diet as you age.