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Clinton House Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Observes “National Wear Red Day”

Skilled Nursing Facility Kicks Off Month Dedicated to Cardiovascular Health Awareness

Frankfort, Ind. (Feb 27, 2023) - Clinton House Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, the 88-bed skilled nursing facility, joined organizations around the country to celebrate National Wear Red Day on February 3. Observed each year on the first Friday in February, the event is a highlight of American Heart Month, which takes place in February, bringing greater attention to heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans.

“The Clinton House staff's observance of National Wear Red Day was focused on promoting healthy activities and behaviors for members of the community,” said Tracy Wells, administrator of the facility. “To celebrate, the team will be wearing red on special occasions throughout the month - specifically, shirts for all staff that say 'A Strong Team Beats With 1 Heart.'”

The staff also provided facility residents, referral partners, and the community with stress-reducing squeeze balls and tips to maintain healthy hearts. Clinton House's life coach, Brittany Peters, created special videos sharing healthy heart tips for the community. These are posted on the facility's Facebook page, and offer ideas and reminders for healthy eating, appropriate exercises, and more.

On February 3, staff and residents were encouraged to wear red. Residents wore felt red hearts, enjoyed fresh fruit and vegetables, and learned about the importance of cardiovascular health.

“It's very uplifting for our staff to join together with the community on Wear Red Day to promote healthy hearts and the positive lifestyle changes that can come from improving your well-being,” said Ms. Wells. “These changes can provide immediate benefits, such as boosting your energy level, stamina, and attitude.

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Tips to Boost Your Heart Health

Clinton House recommends these behaviors, suggested by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:

  • If you are a smoker, quit
  • Eat for heart health
  • Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week
  • Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose

Additionally, Clinton House offers these fast action tips if a loved one is having a heart emergency:

  • Call 911 first
  • Check breathing; if none, give several rescue breaths
  • Check pulse/heartbeat
  • If there is no heartbeat, perform CPR chest compressions
  • When the person revives, turn them onto one side

About Clinton House Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Clinton House Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is an 88-bed skilled nursing facility in Frankfort, Ind., providing long-term care, short-term care, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehab-to-home, speech therapy, hospice care, respite care, and a secure memory care unit. The center is currently accepting new admissions for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. For further information, please contact Wanda Deckard at 765-650-6502 or visit the Clinton House website,