Sub-Acute Care Team: The Physiatrist

By admin | July 25, 2019 |

Physiatry is a branch of physical medicine and part of orthopedic rehabilitation. The physiatrist specializes in health problems following injury, accident or illness. There are several specialties involved in the sub-acute care team. Meet – the physiatrist. We hear much more about the physical therapist, but there is a great difference between the two. A…

Health and Well-Being of a Patient in a Rehabilitation Center: Hydration

By admin | July 25, 2019 |

Post-acute care can be looked on as a stop on the way home from hospital. The carers have a responsibility to the health and well-being of a patient in a rehabilitation center. Included in this, is watching the hydration level of the patient. The joint attention of the patient, the carers, family and friends on…

How-To-Guide for Companionship for an Aphasia Sufferer

By admin | July 16, 2019 |

Aphasia is a difficulty to process language following damage to the ‘language center’ part of the brain. How can you provide companionship for an aphasia sufferer? Here are tips and ideas for effective communication and ways to get around the difficulty. Learn also how to be sensitive to the abilities of your partner in conversation.…

How Aphasia affects a Stroke Survivor’s Communication

By admin | July 15, 2019 |

One of the most discernible effects that a stroke, a head injury or dementia has, is its effect on the ability of the survivor or patient to communicate. Communication as one of the ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) is important in how it relates to a person’s ability to be independent and to thrive. A…

Sub-Acute Care Team – The Dietitian

By admin | July 11, 2019 |

Following a stroke or a serious illness that affects a person’s ability to eat, the member on the health care team responsible for teaching the patient about healthy eating for seniors and any special diet, will be the dietitian. The dietitian focuses on healthy eating for seniors and teaches patients with different eating issues how…

Physical Therapy – 10 Ways to Make Each Session Count

By admin | July 11, 2019 |

Physical therapy can be demanding at times. Following an injury or difficult illness, a patient has to gather their determination, find motivation and sometimes pure will-to-succeed. The physical therapy might be looked upon as a project called “getting back to myself” or “getting past what limits me”. It is an  journey that requires a person…

Welcome to our NEW Website!

By admin | June 23, 2019 |

  Welcome to our new website! We are excited that you are here and we look forward to sharing our latest facility news and events with you, as well as our success stories and empowering healthcare information. Thanks for being here! Warm Regards, The Pines at PA Family