Date Published: Jun 19 2019
There are so many commercials on television today talking about the best way to care for older family members. How do you know when your older loved one needs just extra help or can no longer live on their own?
Date Published: Jun 13 2019
Eighty years ago, the Sisters of Mercy started Bishop Drumm Retirement Community for aging seniors in the Des Moines community supplying compassionate care and creating a history of innovation.
Date Published: May 22 2019
You have met with the doctor and other staff at the hospital. You may have had surgery or another illness that requires physical, occupational, or speech therapy. However, what happens when the hospital is ready to release you to a rehab facility? A little preplanning can ease your mind.
Date Published: Jan 31 2019
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can be managed or prevented when people make health choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.
Date Published: Aug 30 2018
CHI Living Communities Bishop Drumm Retirement Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
Date Published: Jun 15 2018
When Becky’s sister asked how their mother was “really doing” after a whirlwind weekend of relatives in town, a bridal shower and a milestone birthday celebration, she was told, “Okay.” But was she?
Date Published: Jan 23 2017
Aging is a part of life. As we grow older, often our mind slows down, we can become forgetful and it can be harder to multi-task. This natural part of aging has been referred to as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Date Published: Oct 25 2016
Franciscan Living Communities long-term care facilities are being rebranded as part of CHI Living Communities, a national business of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). Sylvania Franciscan Health became part of CHI in 2014.