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The Role OT Plays in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Occupational therapy (OT) is defined as therapeutic practice of everyday actions in order to establish, recover, or maintain a person’s typical daily living activities. In other words, it helps individuals get back to doing everyday activities. The month of April was Occupational Therapy month, so to close out this month of recognition, below are some… Continue Reading Continue reading

April 26, 2019 A Healthier Approach To Caring

Listening Tour at Massachusetts Senior Care Nursing Facilities

Last week, the Massachusetts Senate GOP Caucus held a listening tour at three Massachusetts Senior Care nursing facilities, including Athena’s very own Plymouth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. This tour opened a platform for open communication between nursing home center staff and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, Senator Dean A. Tran, State Senator Vinny deMacedo,… Continue Reading Continue reading

April 22, 2019 Athena News

Five Things You Did Not Know About Social Workers

Webster’s dictionary defines social work as, “any of various professional services, activities, or methods concretely concerned with the investigation, treatment, and material aid of the economically, physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged.” Social workers are an asset to many people and areas of work. Here are five things you might not know about a social worker:… Continue Reading Continue reading

March 29, 2019 A Healthier Approach To Caring

Erica Roman, meets with state Representative Jack Hennessy, Deputy Speaker of the House and state Representative Toni Walker, Appropriations Committee Chair

This morning, our administrator, Erica Roman, met with state Representative Jack Hennessy, Deputy Speaker of the House and state Representative Toni Walker, Appropriations Committee Chair, to discuss legislative issues affecting skilled nursing centers, such as Northbridge Health Care Center. Both are very receptive and understanding of the issues we face in light of limited financial… Continue Reading Continue reading

March 25, 2019 Athena News

Get to Know Athena Health Care Systems

You might be wondering about Athena Health Care Systems and what it does. Athena Health Care Systems was founded in 1984 and has since grown to become the largest for-profit, privately owned long-term care management companies. Another way to look at Athena is like a tree; Athena is the root and base of the tree, with each of its centers being its own functioning branch… Continue Reading Continue reading

March 25, 2019 A Healthier Approach To Caring