A skilled nursing facility is so much more than assisted living. It’s a place where you or your loved one can enjoy the best possible quality of life while receiving a high level of care from specialized nurses and medical staff. At Gulf Coast Health Care, we strive to provide our patients and residents with … Continued
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As we age, our body composition begins to slow, from cell regeneration that’s needed for healing and muscle development, to our body’s slower immune response which includes the phases of wound healing. A wound is damage that occurs to skin tissue as the result of trauma. With age, the skin becomes thinner, less elastic, drier and … Continued
Age is the single most important risk factor for stroke. As we get older, our arteries naturally become narrower and harder. They’re also more likely to become clogged with fatty materials (e.g., fats, cholesterol, waste products and the clot-making substance fibrin) known as atherosclerosis. This buildup of plaque in the inner walls of the arteries … Continued
GCHC Celebrates Certified Nursing Assistants Week with Spotlight on Tenured Associates Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) play a vital role at Gulf Coast Health Care. With their skills and dedication, our senior patients are properly cared for in a safe, supportive, and loving environment. From assisting with meals to measuring daily vital signs, CNAs are … Continued
GCHC Honors Nurses Appreciation Week with Spotlight on Tenured Nurses At Gulf Coast Health Center, nurses mean a lot to our patients and us. They are responsible for the primary care and wellbeing of our seniors. And during COVID-19, many of them work under stressful conditions while still taking excellent care of our patients. … Continued
A Guide to Aging without Sleep Problems Many people will experience changes in their sleep patterns as they age. As many as 7 in 10 older adults struggle with some form of chronic sleep issue. Are you having trouble sleeping? We understand that sleep issues can interfere with your daily routines and even reduce your … Continued
Gulf Coast Health Care Shows Appreciation At Gulf Coast Health Care, we rely on our dedicated social workers every single day. Our goal is to recognize their hard work and show appreciation. For this reason, we’re choosing to celebrate National Social Worker’s Month by showcasing some of our talented team members and letting them tell … Continued
Recognizing Why Caregiving is so Important & Who’s Best to Do It Every February, the staff at Gulf Coast Health Care celebrate National Caregiver’s Day. This year was no different, as we took the time to thank and honor our staff who take care of our residents. Here, we share our favorite ideas on how … Continued
About the COVID-19 vaccine The COVID-19 vaccine is here! It has been over a year since the CDC announced the first case of the novel coronavirus in the United States. The pandemic has made things difficult for everybody, particularly healthcare employees and other frontline workers who have been tasked with keeping things moving during the … Continued