The Benefits of Post Op Rehab

post op rehab

Patients coming out of the hospital are often eager to head back home, but sometimes it’s not the best situation for them. After an operation, a patient will almost always do better with post op rehab, and this is often done better at a rehab facility.  What are some of the benefits of post op…

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When Short Term Rehabilitation Becomes Long Term Care

Short term rehabilitation

When patients enter short term rehabilitation, they certainly expect to be released within a few weeks. However, that doesn’t always happen, and the patient and his family need to adjust to the new reality of long-term care. Why would a patient need to stay in rehab? Although the goal of short term rehabilitation is to…

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Physical Therapy for Ventilator Weaning Rehabilitation

Physical therapy for ventilator weaning rehabilitation

A study was published that examined the effect of physical therapy on ventilator weaning rehabilitation – is it really a necessary intervention? The researchers found that it’s extremely important for long term recovery. What is ventilator weaning rehabilitation? A patient on a ventilator has a serious risk of fatality; it means that his breathing is…

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Recreational Therapy for Rehab Patients

recreational therapy

Who wouldn’t choose dancing, singing or gardening over laborious exercises as an option for rehab? Sorry, it’s a trick question – in almost every rehab circumstance, you’ll need the standard physical program. However, who wouldn’t choose to at least add in some fun to their standard therapy program? This is a reality, in the form…

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The Right Place for Post Acute Care

Choosing the right post acute care

There are always many options for a patient who needs post acute care, but little direction for choosing the right place. Patients or family members don’t have a great amount of guidance as to what’s important, and they often end up choosing a facility based on factors that shouldn’t be at the top of the…

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How to Cover Medicare Costs

Covering Medicare costs

Medicare is a governmental insurance program that covers most of the cost of healthcare for seniors. However, it is not inclusive, and for struggling seniors, covering the extra costs can be quite challenging. There are several options for helping seniors pay the excess out of pocket fees for their health needs. Medicare Savings Program Medicare…

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Proper Tracheostomy care

Tracheostomy care

A tracheotomy is a delicate procedure that requires proper care to be successful. Here’s a short guide to effective tracheostomy care. What is a tracheostomy? A tracheostomy, often shortened to a trach, is a small hole that is surgically created in the trachea when a person has an obstruction that doesn’t allow breathing through the…

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What Happens in Post Acute Rehab?

What happens in post acute rehab?

Post acute rehab, as the name suggests, is a temporary living situation for patients who are just finished acute care. These patients have usually undergone a major surgical process or have otherwise suffered a medical crisis such as a heart attack. The goal of the post acute rehab is to provide an environment where the…

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COPD Rehab Can Help With Fatigue

COPD rehab can help with fatigue

COPD is a challenge for people to live with in many ways. One part of the COPD journey is dealing with constant fatigue. Making lifestyle changes, starting with a program of COPD rehab, is the first step toward ending the fatigue and getting back to functional living. What is COPD? COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary…

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