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A Better Continuum Means Better Care

As healthcare providers, our paramount goal is always the health of our patients. With our population ages increasing in the United States and around the world, that means developing an ever-expanding range of services and new ways to deliver them to meet needs not even envisioned just a few years ago.

Today, we're seeing more age-related diseases, including many forms of dementia. Increasing life expectancies have produced new needs and have made us change the way we think about senior care. The results? More partnerships with acute care hospitals, which increase the value of the continuum of care, especially benefitting patients, physicians and hospitals themselves.

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Specialized Memory Care a Growing Part of the Continuum

According to the World Health Organization, someone is diagnosed with dementia, on average, every 3 seconds. That translates to 9.9 million new diagnoses per year, with the number projected to increase over the coming years.

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NHC donates $300K to Alzheimer's research

MURFREESBORO - National HealthCare Corporation was recently honored by the Alzheimer's Association for its efforts to raise support for the organization, according to a news release. "We are pleased to announce that NHC's national team raised $312,130.41 in 2015, which is a 46 percent increase over our fundraising efforts in 2014," said Melinda Vance, NHC's national team coordinator . . .

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NHC Bluffton Race-to-Remember 5K, Sat., Dec. 10, 9am

Posted 11/03/16
Come join us for our first NHC Race-To-Remember 5K. The run will be held in a beautiful location with great food, friends, music, and fun! As you cross the finish line there will be prizes awarded for the participants with an awesome memory. Be ready to race on different terrain and have fun along the way. The after-party will have music, food, and drinks to keep your excitement going.
All proceeds will be going to Walk-to-End Alzheimer's Association.

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9 am
Location: Sgt Jasper County Park, 1458 Red Dam Rd, Hardeeville, SC 29927
Why: Proceeds donated to Walk-to-End Alzheimer's Association
To register and for more information, go to Active.com.
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NHC HealthCare, Bluffton earns prestigious 5-Star Quality Rating

NHC HealthCare, Bluffton has earned a Five-Star Quality Rating by Medicare. This Five-Star Rating System was created to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which one may want to ask questions. Reviewing health inspection results, staffing data and quality measure data are three important ways to measure a nursing home's quality. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality than 1 star.

Learn more about how nursing home ratings are calculated.

NHC Makes Forbes List of America's Most Trustworthy Companies

Posted 05/28/14

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About NHC

Since 1971, National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) has combined exceptional care with a compassionate focus on patients and their families. Throughout the Southeast, our affiliated centers provide rehabilitation care as well as skilled nursing care, homecare, hospice, residential and assisted living services - all close to you and your family. With over 150 centers in 10 states, NHC is delivering the highest level of care, pioneering new approaches and celebrating achievements from the commitment that has guided us throughout our more than 45 years and continues to lead us forward.

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