Vote Hillcrest the Best — Best of Omaha Voting Has Begun!

2016_Best-of-Omaha_Go-Vote_Master_OLThank you for your support last year in voting Hillcrest Mable Rose, Hillcrest Health & Rehab, Hillcrest Country Estates, and Hillcrest Home Care among the Best of Omaha® 2015. We appreciate your votes and your vote of confidence!

Voting for 2016 has begun, so if you are inclined to participate, please consider voting for us in the following categories listed below. Voting takes place July 1 through August 30, and once you sign-in, you must vote in at least 15 categories for your vote to count. You may return as often as you like to vote.

And this year, three Apple Watches will be given away! After completing the minimum 15, every category you vote in is another entry into the drawing. Pretty cool!

Click here to register and begin voting, then find the other categories you’d like to vote for, and enter the business names.

Here’s a list of Hillcrest’s categories below. Have fun, and thank you for your votes!

Services Category: Employer – More than 100 Employees Hillcrest Health Services 

Services Category: Assisted Living Hillcrest Mable Rose

Services Category: Retirement Community Hillcrest Country Estates

Services Category: In Home Nursing Service Hillcrest Home Care

Services Category: In Home Non Medical Care Hillcrest Home Care

Health & Beauty Category: Rehabilitation Facility Hillcrest Health & Rehab

Health & Beauty Category: Physical Therapy Hillcrest Physical Therapy

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Thank You, Hillcrest Volunteers!

Hillcrest Health Services celebrated and honored its volunteers at an Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 16.  More than 100 volunteers, ranging in age from 3 to 89, attended and celebrated completing nearly 7,000 hours of volunteer work for Hillcrest in 2014.

Congratulations to the 2015 Volunteers of the Year (pictured left to right):

Gaylin Jepsen, Hillcrest Hospice Care2015 All Volunteers of Yr

Cheryl Rountree, Hillcrest Country Estates

John Grant, Hillcrest Health & Rehab

Meg Dorsee, Hillcrest The Club

Cindy Downing & Bruce Downing (not pictured), Hillcrest Mable RoseHVG Vol of Yr

Mary Ann Stevens (pictured right with Chris Atwood), Hillcrest Victoria Gardens

To learn more about becoming a Hillcrest volunteer, call (402) 934-2282 or email volunteers@hillcresthealth.com. See more on our Volunteers page. SlidesProgram 2

 

 

Learn How Memory is Affected in “Understanding the Brain and Behaviors”, Hosted by Hillcrest’s Dr. Anna Fisher

Our knowledge about brain function is ever-changing, and as we learn more about the brain, we can better understand how it affects memory loss and those with dementia.

Hillcrest Health Services’ Director of Quality and Education, Anna Fisher, Ph.D., hosts anAnna Fisher, Hillcrest Health Services award-winning television series, “Now What?” airing on NET Television, which provides insights, information and resources to those caring for elders with dementia.

 

The ninth episode titled “Understanding the Brain and Behaviors” will air Dec. 25 through Jan. 11 and features an interview with Sanjay P. Singh, M.D., Chief of Staff for the Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Singh explains the function of different areas of the brain and how behavior and memory may be altered when specific areas are affected. He also discusses the many areas of the brain where different types of memories are stored.

 

According to the program description, “Drs. Fisher and Singh take the viewer through a typical examination and functional MRI brain scan in an effort to alleviate fears and to help patients and family members know what to expect during the diagnostic process.”

 

Dr. Fisher also interviews a local film maker, Erich Hover, who is releasing a film titled “It Snows All the Time” in early 2015. The film is a depiction of his personal story of his father’s dementia journey. Brett Cullen, who plays Hover’s father in the film, also has a personal connection with dementia and discusses his experience during the interview.

 

The one-hour program airs on NET2 World on the following upcoming dates and can also be viewed on-demand at http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/now-what-understanding-brain-behaviors.

 

Air Dates:

Thursday, December 25, 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 28, 2 p.m.

Thursday, January 8, 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 11, 1 p.m.

 

To view all eight episodes and to learn more about the series, visit www.netnebraska.org/nowwhat. Hillcrest Health Services is a sponsor of this series.