Posts Tagged ‘short term rehab’

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

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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Drug Free Pain Management

drug free pain management

People who live with chronic pain usually turn to drugs as the only form of pain management. As much as it helps, there are obvious drawbacks. Now there may be new ways to deal with the pain without turning to drugs. Dealing with chronic pain There’s a myriad of reasons why people have chronic pain,…

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Are there enough Infectious Disease Doctors?

Infectious Disease Doctors

A recent New York Times Opinion article addressed a potential problem in the US – are there enough infectious disease doctors? This is an issue that is growing, and that could have very dangerous consequences in coming years if not corrected. Why are there fewer Infectious disease doctors? Despite years of intensive training, infectious disease…

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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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Improvements Through Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid extension

States that have adopted and implemented the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have seen patients with better access to healthcare and better outcomes for healthcare centers that offer treatment through the Medicaid System. A new study organized by the Commonwealth Fund shows that these States have higher rates of improved healthcare than states that have not…

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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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