Medicare Open Enrollment

JoAnn Ehlers, Clinic Manager ATTENTION MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES!!! Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment is each year from October 15th through December 7th for changes in your coverage that will begin January 1, 2019. This is the time to review Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Why? Because plan costs and benefits may change from one year to another.  What is affordable to you … Continue reading Medicare Open Enrollment

New Laboratory Medical Director

Karen Quinnell, Lab Manager Effective April 1, 2018, FCPHD entered into a contract with Incyte Diagnostics to provide Laboratory Directorship over the hospital lab. Dr. Montague has been with Incyte Diagnostics since 1998. Dr. Montague is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty focus in hematopathology and nephropathology. After earning his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Dr. Montague … Continue reading New Laboratory Medical Director

Tech Neck

Are your electronic devices causing “Tech Neck?” Julia Hershberger, PTA “Tech Neck” occurs when posture in the upper back and shoulders round forward, (slouching) from the arms being in front of the body for long periods of time and the spine is not supported. The average head weighs 10-12 lbs. For every 5 degrees of flexion, the weight of the head increases by a factor … Continue reading Tech Neck

What Can Occupational Therapy Do for You?

Lisa Dalton, OT

Are you having difficulty with daily activities due to upper extremity pain and limitations?  Then you may just benefit from Occupational Therapy (OT).  Occupational therapists specialize in focused treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. These can include rotator cuff injuries, tennis/golfers elbow, wrist sprains and carpal tunnel. OT can help decrease pain, improve range of motion, and increase strength in order to maximize your independence with daily activities. Continue reading “What Can Occupational Therapy Do for You?”

Independent Living

By Julia Twamley, ALF Associate Manager If you’ve observed a decline in your elderly parents health or mental state, or have started to notice everyday tasks are becoming more difficult it’s time to consider having “the talk”. While it can be challenging to start talking with aging parents about their futures, discussing the care they need as well as related financial and legal matters that … Continue reading Independent Living