New Century Art Guild Therapy

Tis' the season of love and Salem loves New Century Art Guild. Each month they provide art therapy to our residents and Veterans. Today, they brought materials to help residents make Valentine's Cards. New Century Art Guild, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the State of Iowa and the State of Nebraska. [More]

Things That Make Depression Worse

Depression is all too common in older adults, and there are many triggers that can make depression worse. There are more than two million Americans who are 65 or older who suffer from a form of clinical depression. Though depression is not a normal part of the aging process, health problems, lost loved ones and lifestyle adjustments can all trigger the onset of depression. [More]

How to Stay Healthy While Aging

Aging doesn't have to mean the end of health and independence. Many people believe that aging is synonymous with a steady decline of health and independence, but you'll be glad to know that it's just a myth. Here at Salem Lutheran Homes & Rehabilitation Center, we are a long-term care facility in Elk Horn dedicated to helping our residents maintain their health and independence for as long as possible. [More]

How to Make Holiday Visits Special

Visiting a loved one in senior housing this holiday season? Millions of people live in nursing homes, assisted livings and other senior housing communities all over the United States, so chances are, you are probably planning to visit someone close to you in one of those communities over the holiday season. [More]

How to Improve Your Emotional Wellness Part 2

Believe it or not, your emotional wellness is equally important as your physical wellness. October is Emotional Wellness Month, which makes it a great time to focus on emotional wellness, which is an aspect of health that is commonly overlooked. Emotional wellness and physical wellness are two sides of the same coin, and both are essential for your health. [More]

Prepare for Winter- Meals on Wheels

As we age, eating well and maintaining a nutrient-dense diet is increasingly important to our health. A healthy diet can improve physical conditions, mental acuteness, immunity, energy levels and emotional balance, as well as bone, eye and vascular health. [More]

Medical ID- Health App

A new feature on Apple's newly released iOS 8 mobile operating system is a digital "Medical ID", which can provide very serious and helpful information in case of an emergency! A user's Medical ID can be configured with a custom picture and name, date of birth, list of medical conditions, notes, allergies, reactions and medications. [More]