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Managing COVID-19 in Care Homes

Care homes, like the ones operated by Flatrock, require special attention to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, especially with residents who have intellectual or physical disabilities.   The CDC recognizes that many of the safety...

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Celebrating our Flatrock Caregivers

Today we celebrate National Caregivers Day, a day where we honor those who provide physical, practical and emotional support to those who need it most.   At Flatrock, our caregivers are the heart of our organization. They are the foundation on...

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Conquer Flu Season

The winter months are rife with influenza and colds, on top of the ever-lingering coronavirus still in our midst, so it is crucial we don’t become complacent in our practices that can help protect us from getting sick.   A reminder of the...

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Fa la la la Fooey?

Music, decorations and special events all emphasize the idea of the holiday season as a joyful time of year. For many, however, it is a time of stress, loneliness and/or depression. Even those who enjoy this time of year can get the “holiday...

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National Special Education Day

Today is National Special Education Day. This commemorates the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), signed by President Ford on this day in 1975.   It is...

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Taking the time to be grateful can lead to positive health impacts

November is the month we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. and it’s a time to pause and be grateful.   The impending holidays often come with high expectations — as well as anxiety. This past year as we struggled...

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November 3 is National Stress Awareness Day

Everyone has stress. Stress is any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain.   Some stress is good for you, for example, when you are learning something new, it stresses your mental capabilities. When you exercise,...

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November is perfect time to celebrate our caregivers

Every November, National Family Caregivers Month is celebrated to recognize and honor caregivers nationwide.   Our family here at Flatrock depend on our caregivers, who provide so much for our residents. Beyond ensuring our residents have...

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Train Your Brain Day!

October 13th is National Train Your Brain Day!   Did you know that being in a rut is actually bad for your brain? Your brain needs new stimuli to increase its potential capacity and stay sharp.   The brain is, of course, part of our...

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Take Care of your Mental Health

When Simone Biles dropped participation in several Olympic events to “get herself right mentally,” it started a much-needed conversation on mental health and the importance of safeguarding it.   Those with poor mental health are...

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