Healthcare Education

Aging Gracefully with Confidence

An inspiring definition for aging gracefully appears on the website of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). It is as follows: a person should do what they can so that they “stride into their older years with confidence”. Aging gracefully with confidence – that has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?…

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Seniors in Rehab – Tips for Seniors with ADHD

Tips for Seniors with ADHD, including Ways to Stay Organized If you are a senior in rehabilitation, and you have ADHD, you have a responsibility to upkeep your ADHD regimen. Every patient, including seniors with ADHD, hopes to leave the rehab center better than when they came in, having kept up the treatment for any…

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Healthy Substitutes for Foods That Seniors Avoid

As you play the aging game you may find that certain foods you enjoyed eating are off limits. There are healthy substitutes for foods that seniors avoid and safe alternatives to most forbidden foods.   These may be foods that: Are difficult to chew Present a challenge to digest Affect the heart rate or blood…

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Dry Sore and Tender Skin in Seniors

Are you a senior who has dry sore and tender skin? There has to an answer! Yes, the answer is moisturizers.  It is important to moisturize your skin in the senior years. This is because the skin tends to dry out as part of the aging process, causing dry, sore and tender skin in seniors.…

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Post Operative Wound Care for Seniors

Post operative wound care for seniors can be carried out at home or in a rehab center offering post acute care. Wounds can come about as a result of several things. Common causes are: an injury following surgery wounds due to diabetes pressure sores and bed sores This article discusses wound care for wounds due…

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Focus on Footcare for Seniors with Diabetes

Diabetes in seniors requires spacial attention in several aspects of the senior patient’s care. This article focuses on footcare for seniors with diabetes.   Self Care or Support for Seniors With Diabetes A senior adult who has had diabetes for a number of years, will be aware of the importance of listening to their diabetes…

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Swallowing Therapy – Difficulties with Swallowing in Seniors

Easing the Challenge of Dysphagia Swallowing is an essential part of eating. In order to live healthily, a person must be able to eat in a safe and efficient manner. When there are difficulties with swallowing in seniors, the patient works with a speech language pathologist (SLP) in speech and language therapy to learn strategies…

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Senior Health Vs. Chronic Inflammation

10 Ways to Combat Chronic Inflammation What is chronic inflammation in seniors? Can you see inflammation? Can you feel it? There are two main categories of inflammation. Acute inflammation is actually good for a person to some extent, since it is a short-term type of inflammation which is part of getting better from an injury.…

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Protein in the Senior Diet – Healthy Eating for Seniors

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…

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Avoiding Blood Pressure Measure Errors

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…

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