Entries by Lana Likens

Thorp Certified Nutritional Physical Therapist

Nichole Thorp, PT, DPT, is now a certified nutritional physical therapist. Thorp has been a therapist with JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services since 2015. The certification allows Thorp to add nutrition education to therapy services to maximize patient rehabilitation with goals of increasing speed of recovery and enhancing outcomes. Thorp can assess patients’ diets […]

Medicare Advantage is different than Traditional Medicare

Those who are Medicare age or close often have questions about the difference between traditional Medicare with a supplement (often called Medigap), and Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, is a bundled plan that private companies administer. The plans vary based on which medical services are available in a certain area, and people […]

Nebraska Community Bloodbank Visits Jan. 31

FAIRBURY –The next Nebraska Community Bloodbank blood drive will be held on Monday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the mobile unit in the parking lot of JCH&L Fairbury Clinic, 825 22nd St. All types are needed. Giving blood is giving a gift of life. Nebraska Community Bloodbank is Jefferson Community Health […]

Some Medicare Plans Offer Assistance with Fitness Center Costs

Those on Medicare might want to check on their eligibility for assistance with the cost of participating at a fitness center. JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center is a partner with Renew Active, Silver and Fit and Silver Sneakers. All are fitness plans which are part of Medicare or Medicare Supplement plans. Most of these programs pay […]

Blood Drives Earn Donation for Fairbury Rural Fire Department

The Fairbury Rural Fire Department was awarded $750 for the community’s participation in this year’s Nebraska Community Blood Bank Hometown Heroes blood drive campaign. With 61 units collected over the summer, the drives at JCH&L earned Hometown Heroes funds to support the departments rescue equipment. The department averages about 30 rescue calls a year. Nebraska […]

No Surprises Act Takes Effect Jan. 1

The federal No Surprises Act takes effect Jan. 1, 2022, and seeks to protect consumers for surprise medical bills. Among its provisions, the No Surprises Act: Protects patients from receiving surprise medical bills resulting from gaps in coverage for emergency services and certain services provided by out-of-network clinicians at in-network facilities, including by air ambulances. […]

Do You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Jen Johnson, manager of JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center, said she’s a big fan of people setting goals to improve their health – but not necessarily a fan of New Year’s resolutions. “When we think about New Year’s resolutions, we tend to think of huge, grand changes that are lofty […]

GI Specialties Provides Services at JCH&L

Gastroenterologists from Gastroenterology Specialties PC in Lincoln have begun providing upper endoscopies and colonoscopies at Jefferson Community Health & Life on a monthly basis. Dr. Matthew Hrnicek and Dr. Clark Antonson, FACG, will be doing procedures at JCH&L on a referral basis. “Our goal is to compliment the already high level of care provided at […]

Gardenside, Cedarwood Update Visitation Guidelines

Gardenside and Cedarwood have updated visitation guidelines to reflect current CMS guidelines, which have lightened restrictions for visitors. Please note that visitation guidelines and instructions are different for Gardenside and Cedarwood, because of their different licensures. Guidelines for Visitation at Gardenside: Gardenside will no longer limit the frequency or length of visits for residents. Because […]

Neurosurgery Added to Specialty Clinics at JCH&L

Neurosurgery is the next specialty service being added to the Outpatient Specialty Clinics at Jefferson Community Health & Life. Dr. Jeremy Hosein, of Neurological and Spinal Surgery LLC, will begin doing consultations and surgeries at JCH&L beginning Dec. 7. He will visit on the first Tuesday of each month. Neurological and Spinal Surgery L.L.C. is […]