What makes Gold Crest Care Center’s physical therapy outcomes so successful?
April 4, 2014
Physical therapy is an arena that is constantly evolving with new innovations and technologies. In order to ensure that patients get the best possible care, researchers are constantly discovering novel methods of rehab. An example of this is a technology known as SIMIMotion, created by Simex USA, has entered the world of rehab. This machine uses 3D and 2D technology to explore and map out the movements of the injured to see what exactly is causing the problem.
While there is a constant flow of new types and methods of physical therapy, there remains one crucial factor that determines the success or failure of the rehab: a proficient instructor. Without a therapist that understands the fundamentals of the exercises and technology, the whole process can be for nothing. Ultimately the therapy is contingent on the instructor’s knowledge and skill. But what makes a great physical therapist?
A qualified physical therapist needs to understand the modern forms of physical therapy. The therapist must also be able to demonstrate the stretches and exercises needed for the rehabilitation. In addition, they need to be courteous but at the same time push the patient to remain consistent with the rehab. The qualities exhibited are a must, without them, the therapy will not be effective. While the patient participating must be able to follow through with the workouts, it is ultimately the therapist who will set them up for success.
At Gold Crest Care Center, we enjoy a very highly qualified and supremely talented team of physical therapists who demonstrate the needed qualities for patient success. Our physical therapists truly care, and it shows. We have a very impressive record of patient outcomes, allowing residents who at some point could not walk at all to leave our facility on their own two legs. We achieve amazing rehab results time and time again.
Gold Crest Care Center Provides Residents’ Visitors with Delicious Meals Free of Charge
March 28, 2014
Nursing homes and care facilities enjoy a constant stream of visitors, with family members and friends of residents stopping in to see their loved ones on holidays, birthdays, or for no reason but to say ‘I miss you’. Some nursing homes attempt to accommodate their visitors by having a beverage station, serving hot tea and coffee. Other facilities may even have snacks and other refreshments on hand for residents’ visitors.
Gold Crest Care Center takes guest hospitality to a much higher level. At Gold Crest, we treat everyone who enters our facility as a valued guest who deserves a flawless experience and we hold our staff to a very high standard. We are proud to open our elegant dining area to family members and friends, where they are served healthy and tasty meals along with our residents.Gold Crest Care Center is proud of its outstanding dietary department, which is a crucial aspect of operations here at Gold Crest Care Center. We take great pride in the fresh and nutritious food we make on site. We understand that many health issues our residents encounter can potentially be avoided with the right diet. Our dietitians work with every resident individually to create personalized nutrition plans.
This is one example of the excellent hospitality that is extended to all of our guests at Gold Crest Care Center. We recognize its not easy having a loved one in a care center and we do our utmost to make the adjustments easier. If there is any other way we can be of assistance, please ask us!
Meet Gold Crest Care Center’s Outstanding Occupational Therapy Dept.
March 21, 2014
There are simple things in life that are taken for granted. For one, dexterity is something that very often is overlooked. Ranging from something as simple as picking up a coin from the ground, to signing a check, these seemingly simple tasks are not always simple for all. One’s mobility and ability to perform these tasks is not guaranteed, especially in the later years of life. This is where the field of occupational therapy comes into play.
Occupational therapy can break down the doors of what the ‘norm’ is after a surgery or illness. These tireless therapists create new approaches and ways for individuals to accomplish the everyday tasks that cause difficulty. An example of this would be someone who is not able to write well because they have trouble gripping a pencil. A therapist will then give a patient a pencil with a specialized grip and teach them how to use it to write. The patient will be able to take this specialized pencil with them into their ‘ordinary’ daily life. This is just one example of personalized methods of improvement that trained occupational therapists can bring.
Here at Gold Crest Care Center we employ only the most skilled occupational therapists who utilize many different approaches and methods. Our team of occupational therapists are continuously updating and increasing their capabilities, all while providing the highest level of care to our residents. Feel secure that at Gold Crest, you are getting devoted caretakers who utilize state-of-the-art treatment options.
It's BBQ Season Gold Crest Care Center
June 19th, 2014
There are many ways that the quality of life can be measured, but most people find that the way a person spends their “down time” can be seen as a consistent indicator. Gold Crest Care Center of the Bronx has many different recreation options for residents, including regularly scheduled outdoor BBQ’s on the patio to be held throughout the summer. Just like when residents lived at home, these BBQ’s allow people an opportunity to relax, get to know their neighbors, and enjoy fellowship with other residents and invited guests at our Bronx nursing home.
The recreational opportunities at Gold Crest Care Center help accommodate those who are in different stages of life and independence, which makes the adjustment to new living arrangements easier. Some activities include many different kinds of field trips to satisfy a wide variety of tastes and interests. We offer movies, arts and crafts, musical programs and music therapy, and of course, during the summer, BBQ’s on the patio. All of these activities allow residents to keep as busy as they want to be as they interact with new and old friends alike.
When guests come to visit residents at Gold Crest Care Center, their meal is complementary. Whether a guest comes to spend a birthday or holiday, or simply comes by to enjoy a BBQ outside on a summer evening, we strive to keep the atmosphere positive and your visit satisfying. BBQ’s are just one of many different ways that Gold Crest Care Center keeps residents engaged and active so that they can continue enjoying their life.
Moving into a care center is merely another chapter in an interesting life. With BBQ’s and other activities throughout the year, our residents will find that life is still just as easy to engage in as always.
Meet Dr. Owen Golden, MD: Medical Director
September 6th, 2014
Gold Crest Care Center understands that the key to running a trusted NYC nursing home lies in the staff we hire. All of our nurses and physicians are board certified and registered with the state of New York. Our physicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure each of our patients have access to the medical assistance they need at any hour. Over the next few weeks, we will be spotlighting our incredible staff of board certified medical professionals.
Let’s start with our facility’s medical director, Dr. Owen Golden MD.
With over thirty years of medical experience under his belt, Dr. Owen Golden leads our team of medical professionals with confidence, compassion and a keen eye for patient health. After graduating from the Universidad Aut in 1983, Dr. Golden has been practicing medicine in the Bronx and is affiliated with the Montefiore Medical Center. With fluency in English, Spanish and Tagalog, he brings an ability to speak to underserved patients in their native languages, thereby building a rapport that allows for effective communication and optimal treatment. Dr. Golden specializes in internal medicine and has successfully guided our staff of doctors and nurses through the daily challenges of working with the aging population for years.
Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Owen Golden.