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State Representative Justin Rodriguez Visits Mystic Park Nursing & Rehab Facility – Meets with Local Caregivers and Residents on the Quality of Long Term Care

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For Immediate Release                                                                    Contact: Rebecca Reid
April 11, 2016                                                                                                 410-212-3843

State Representative Justin Rodriguez Visits
Mystic Park Nursing & Rehab Facility –
Meets with Local Caregivers and Residents on
the Quality of Long Term Care

San Antonio, TX – State Representative Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, visited Mystic Park Nursing & Rehab today to see firsthand the latest care strategies in long term care and how direct caregivers are able to increase health outcomes and the quality of life for Texas seniors.

“The most recent population data indicates that 3.2 million Texans are currently over the age of 65 – a number that is expected to grow to 7.5 million by 2040.  Similarly, the percentage of people ages 85 and older is expected to double over the same span,” noted, Hilary Danklefs, facility administrator for Mystic Park Nursing & Rehab.  “Meeting with our state lawmakers and showing them firsthand the quality of care we provide as well as discussing the challenges long term care providers face with an influx of elderly residents in the future, is the first step to ensuring the very best care for Texas seniors.” 

Mystic Park Nursing & Rehab is a Senior Care Centers nursing facility that promotes personalized nursing care in addition to medical and rehabilitation treatments. Providing meaningful activities for residents designed to stimulate the mind and strengthen the body and delivering consistent, compassionate care targeted to improved health and quality of life is the ongoing mission at Mystic Park Nursing & Rehab.

“I appreciate the opportunity to meet with San Antonio seniors and their caregivers to discuss the quality of skilled nursing care and the nursing home experience, both as patient and provider,” said Representative Rodriguez. “Our San Antonio elderly deserve compassionate care that not only improves their health but fosters a meaningful and productive life. I applaud those dedicated to providing care to our elderly and support policies that continue to advance Texas’ long term care delivery system.”

Danklefs noted, It is critical that Texas long term care providers and state leaders work together to create workforce stability in the long term care sector and we appreciate Representative Rodriguez taking the time today to see our facility and meet with the heart and soul of our nursing home – our caregivers and residents.”

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