News from Meadow Ridge

We invite you to visit this page often for the latest news, articles and stories about Meadow Ridge and everything that’s going on.


What Does the Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Journey Look Like?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Most strokes are caused by a blood clot. Others happen when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Whichever type of stroke someone suffers, it can lead to serious long-term disability. Rehabilitation can help you relearn the skills you may have lost after a stroke. …

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Signs You’re Ready for Independent Living

Perhaps you’ve toyed with the idea of moving to a senior living community but aren’t sure when you should make the decision. Here are five signs you may be ready to move into independent living sooner than you think. You’re ready to let someone else do the cooking. Healthful, gourmet meals are wonderful – especially …

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How Occupational Therapy Can Help You Regain Your Independence

Taking a shower. Getting dressed. Feeding ourselves. Going to the bathroom. Rehab therapists call them activities of daily living or ADLs. Normally, we don’t give them much thought. But if you or someone you love is struggling with activities of daily living, it can dramatically affect the quality of life, leading to a loss of …

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The No-Gym-Required Exercise Routine for Seniors

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. Especially as you grow older. After the ripe old age of 30, you lose 3%-8% of your muscle mass with each passing decade, and the decline worsens after age 60. Weak muscles can lead to falls and increasing frailty. And an inactive lifestyle increases your risk of …

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20 Ways to Keep in Touch with Loved Ones While Practicing Social Distancing

During this crisis, staying connected is a vital part of staying healthy — physically, emotionally and mentally. Despite the challenges of social distancing, there are plenty of ways to connect with senior loved ones. With today’s intuitive technology, it’s easier than ever for anyone to have a long-distance personal connection. Here, we’ll examine the best …

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Opening up Our Community

Many state and county governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential businesses.  While this is an encouraging sign, please know this process will be thoughtfully considered at Meadow Ridge. We will implement a multi-phased approach when reopening our community.  As we serve vulnerable adults throughout our community, Meadow Ridge’s reopening phases may …

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How to Pay for the Cost of Assisted Living

It’s estimated that 70% of seniors 65 and over will need some type of long-term care, whether that means skilled nursing or assisted living. Unfortunately, neither comes cheap. According to the most recent Genworth Cost of Care Study, the average cost for care in a one-bedroom, single occupancy unit at an assisted living facility in …

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Why We Were Awarded “Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News & World Report

For the second year running, Ridge Crest was named one of the best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Out of more than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities evaluated nationwide, only 420, including Ridge Crest, received the top rating for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care. Top-rated for short-term …

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