Healthcare Education

Eight Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab

pulmonary rehab

Respiratory illnesses, such as COPD, are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease and cancer. Someone living with a respiratory illness may have difficulty doing even the simplest activities, such as walking across a room or preparing a sandwich. Astonishingly, around 62% of patients with pulmonary illnesses don’t know about…

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15 Tips for CVA Rehabilitation

CVA rehabilitation

CVA rehabilitation is crucial for anyone who has had a CVA (cerebrovascular accident). When a CVA happens, it’s not always so clear what’s going on or how to deal with it – there’s often a lot of chaos, and it happens very quickly. Fortunately, if you’re prepared and you know what to expect, you have…

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What Does Medicare Cover?


Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program in the US that covers healthcare for people over the age of sixty-five, as well as some persons will disabilities and terminal illnesses. It’s a social service that helps ensure people receive quality healthcare as they age. As with any health insurance program, there are limits and rules…

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What to Know About Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer's Care

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating for a family. It can be a challenging time, but the burden of Alzheimer’s care shouldn’t all fall on one person. These are some statistics about caring for Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a poorly understood condition that robs an…

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Ten Things You Need to Know About Respite Care

Respite care

Respite care is a necessary solution for caregivers who can’t always be available. Most jobs are none to five or similar, and at night the employee goes home, free to think of anything else. But for a caregiver, the job is 24/7, even when they work at another job. Sometimes you need a break, and…

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Innovations in Speech Therapy

Innovations in speech therapy

Speech therapy has exploded as a means to help people of all ages communicate better. While it has the connotation of improving actual speech, and it does, the field encompasses so much more than that. Speech therapy is indicated in situations where the client needs assistance in expressing himself and in navigating social settings. He…

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Exercise for Cardiac Rehab

Exercise for cardiac rehab

An exercise regimen is important at any age to keep in shape and stay heart-healthy. If you start when you’re young and partake in other activities that positively affect your health, chances are high that you’ll avoid the scourge of heart disease.  What if you didn’t start early enough? Can someone who already has a…

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Making the Decision to Move to Long Term Care

Moving into long term care

It’s not usually a simple choice to move aging relatives into long term care. There’s often a gradual change, and we hang onto the hope that we really can make it work in the current situation. But sometimes it becomes apparent that home is just not providing the needs of your aging loved one. Why…

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Physical Therapy for Amputations

Physical therapy for amputation

Physical therapy is an important part of proper limb amputation recovery. Whether or not a patient opts for a prosthesis, he’ll need to keep the rest of his body in active shape to stay healthy. What’s the timeline? When an amputee recovers from surgery, one of the components of the recovery process is physical therapy,…

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State of the art therapy and horticulture

State of the art horticultural therapy

A rehab program is meant to be more than simply a place to rest up after surgery or illness. Rehab programs offer all sorts of state of the art therapies, from standards such as physical and occupational therapy to innovative therapy ideas such as art and music. A newer entrant into rehab therapy is horticultural…

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