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Protein in the Senior Diet – Healthy Eating for Seniors

By Judah G | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

In post-acute rehab some seniors who are struggling to recover from their illness are also battling on a different front. Due to illness or inactivity, seniors can loose muscle bulk or strength. The solution is to follow a plan for healthy eating. Healthy eating for seniors, according to the National Institute of Health  , includes…

Avoiding Blood Pressure Measure Errors

By Judah G | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Senior healthcare, in short-term rehab, require patients to have their blood pressure (BP) and pulse rate monitored regularly. Patients who have cardiovascular disease (CVD) or with a primary cardiac diagnosis are likely to be monitored more closely. Some clinicians, especially the physiatrist and the occupational and/or physical therapists will be interested in the blood pressure…

Seniors with Hearing Loss – 6 Simple Tips for Communication

By Judah G | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

How do you communicate with your loved one when he suffers from hearing loss? Hearing loss in seniors is one of the most common complaints among older adults. It can disturb their quality of life. What can we, as the partner in communication do, to make communicating as smooth and as pleasant as possible?  …

Senior Activities for Bed-Bound Patients

By Judah G | August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Going Away on Vacation without Moving from Your Bed Can you think of entertaining senior activities for bed-bound patients? Some of us will be sitting in traffic in the sweltering heat, wondering why we decided to go visit the zoo today. At the same time, there are other people, seniors who are in rehabilitation centers,…

Seniors Snoring – Apologies and Apneas

By Judah G | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 Judah G | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 Judah G | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 – Gets You Back on Track!

By Judah G | July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 Judah G | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 Judah G | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…