Caldwell Resident Thanks Crane’s Mill

The following appeared in this week’s edition of The Progress newspaper. To read more, be sure to check out our running “testimonials” web page.

EDITOR: I was hospitalized this past May, and needed sub-acute rehabilitation. While I did not know what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. I arrived at Crane’s Mill and was given a nice room with a window view.

I spent nearly a month at the Health Center, and I found the staff to be very professional.

One employee in particular was especially wonderful – Pat Wilson, in the dietary department. She made me the most delicious meals, and went out of her way to insure my diet was low-salt. She had a genuine concern for all of the people and always had a smile and a kind word.

I want to thank everyone for helping me during my recovery, and would recommend the Crane’s Mill Health Center.

FRANK M.

Caldwell

Heat Stress in Older Adults – Important Info from the CDC

We’re in the swing of another hot New Jersey summer, so we thought it might be helpful to share some tips from the CDC about heat stress in older adults.

Some highlights from the CDC article include:

“Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Warning signs vary but may include the following:

  • An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
  • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

“Signs and Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

Warning signs vary but may include the following:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Paleness
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting
  • Skin: may be cool and moist
  • Pulse rate: fast and weak
  • Breathing: fast and shallow”

For more on the subject, including what you can do to protect yourself and those you love, visit the CDC website to view the article in its entirety.

Be sure to keep cool, and have a fun and safe summer!