Holzer Assisted Living-Gallipolis recently attended a Gallia County Commissioners meeting to have a proclamation declared for National Assisted Living Week, which took place September 11 through 17. HAL-G celebrated with a variety of activities for the residents and staff with a theme of Keeping Connected, focusing on social media education and awareness for residents. Shown in the photograph are left to right: David Smith, Gallia County Commissioner, Rose Skidmore, HAL-G resident, Brent Saunders, Gallia County Commissioner, Harriett Martin, HAL-G resident, Harold Montgomery, Gallia County Commissioner, Bobbie Holzer, HAL-G resident, and Debra Harper, HAL-G Activities Director.
Holzer Assisted Living provides a supportive home for seniors, while maintaining as much independence and dignity as possible for those whose ability to care for themselves may have diminished due to illness, injury, or aging. Holzer Assisted Living offers spacious private apartments in several styles, each with private bathrooms. An experienced nursing staff and resident assistants are on duty 24 hours a day to provide healthcare and personal assistance with bathing, dressing, and medication administration as needed. For more information on services offered, please visit www.holzer.org or call (740) 441-9633.
Interested in being trained to help your community better manage their chronic disease or diabetes conditions? The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) is looking for community leaders to assist with facilitating its Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management Classes. Community, or lay, leaders will continue to support the classes in their individual communities after they complete training through the AAA7. An upcoming training is scheduled in Georgetown in Brown County beginning October 17th for those individuals who are interested in serving as a lay leader in their community.
Holzer Health System is joining the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation, sponsor of National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration, and more than 6,500 facilities nationwide in observing the occasion throughout the week of September 18-24. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Holzer’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit in Gallipolis, Ohio.
National Rehabilitation Awareness week is designed to promote the value of rehabilitation; highlight the capabilities of people with disabilities; salute the professionals who provide service to people with disabilities; and increase awareness of the value and impact of rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation is a medical specialty that helps restore those who are affected by a potentially disabling disease or traumatic injury to good health and functional, productive lives, in addition to minimize physical or cognitive disabilities. It often centers on an interdisciplinary team approach to care by physiatrists (physicians specializing in rehabilitation); physical, occupational, respiratory and recreational therapists; speech and language pathologists; rehabilitation nurses; and other professionals who work with patients to restore the greatest level of function or independence. The rehab team helps individuals overcome obstacles and accomplish normal tasks of daily living.
Holzer Health System is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their Uptown Clinic, located in Athens, Ohio.
“This new site provides the uptown Athens area with an easy access point for healthcare and plays a central role in technology advancement and development for our system,” stated Christopher T. Meyer, DO, President and CEO, Holzer Health System. “Uptown Clinic will be a launch site to further develop our technologies, our approach to examinations, diagnosis, registration, patient communication, and the entire guest experience with new innovative tools and styles.”
More than 45 million Americans suffer from venous diseases. Twenty five percent of women and 15 percent of men have the disease, while only 3 percent of these patients have ever been treated.
Holzer offers free vein screenings several times a year at our locations. The next screenings are scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 at the Gallipolis Medical Center.