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It’s not downsizing, it is rightsizing!

It seems we spend a LOT of time working toward a home big enough to raise our family, accumulating all the things that appeal to us.  But, there comes a time when all the “stuff” we have collected over the years begins to get in the way of living. As the kids leave home and …

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Nursing Home Compare and Medicare Ratings…What do they mean to you?

We live in a world where we research and consider every option for any big purchase.  We have a strong need to Google, talk to friends, and see reviews and ratings before we make a final decision.  One of the biggest “purchase decisions” we can be faced with is choosing care for our loved ones …

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Did you know PineCrest Transitional Rehab has a lot to brag about?

Our Transitional Rehab has in-patient therapy (physical, speech, occupational) that helps a patient transition from a higher level of care back to their own residence, at which point they can continue with out-patient rehab or at-home care if needed.  It should be noted that our rehab is short-term care, with the plan to get the …

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Hurricane Harvey: Memories Linger One Year Later

In the late afternoon hours of August 25, 2017, a Category 4 storm named “Harvey” began rolling into the Houston metro area. It would eventually dump more than 50 inches of rain and strike the Texas coast with winds up to 130mph. The storm brought unprecedented amounts of rain to an area stretching from the …

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Lufkin author draws on military experience to spin tales of terror

After a 28-year career in the Air Force and another career as a financial planner, Col. Paul Barber decided to put the insights he gained through those years to pen. He has succeeded in producing two books packed full of diabolical disasters that promise to give readers goose bumps. “America in the Crosshairs” takes the …

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Active and Involved — Older Americans increasingly bypass the rocking chair

Each May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates aging through Older Americans Month. The message is simple: Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. Improved healthcare and lifestyle habits added 30 years to Americans’ life expectancy during the 20th century. The extra years have ushered in a phase of life where interests, goals and …

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