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Seniors Snoring – Apologies and Apneas

By admin | August 9, 2019 |

In seniors snoring could be one regarded as one of the senior health issues that are less serious. Compared with other issues such as cardiac health or respiratory diseases, it seems less threatening. The medical truth however is that there are several serious health issues connected with snoring. For seniors, snoring shouldn’t always be brushed…

Pet-Loving Seniors – at Home or in Assisted Living

By admin | August 9, 2019 |

Perhaps you are one of the many pet-loving seniors, whose best friends are of the four-legged variety. Following rehabilitation, what would happen to your dog if you would move into an assisted living facility? Would you still be able to care for your pet at home? August 1-8 is the International Assistance Dog Week so this…

In the Driver’s Seat Again, after Stroke Rehab

By admin | July 29, 2019 |

A stroke survivor will have a hard time giving up driving if they feel that they can drive safely. In many cases, following stroke rehab, a stroke survivor can learn to drive again. The National Stroke Association estimates that about 80% of survivors successfully relearn how to drive safely. Learning to drive again after a stroke…

Post-Op Rehab – The Physical Therapist Gets You Back on Track!

By admin | July 28, 2019 |

After surgery all you may want to do is lie in the sun on a desert island, somewhere far away. And then along comes a physical therapist. She gets you off that post-op bed and gets you to move again. Hmm, sounds like a lot of effort, right? Right! In the world of post-op rehab,…

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…