Posts by Alameda Staff

State of the Art Therapy for ALS Patients

state of the art therapy

A diagnosis of ALS can be crushing for a formerly healthy person. ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive disease which kills nerve cells and ultimately cause complete disability. There is no known cure for ALS, and people who have it slowly lose all of the ability to…

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What Happens in Palliative Care?

Palliative care

Palliative care is a buzzword today in health care. It refers to all the necessary health care services provided to patients with long-term illnesses to ease their pain and bring them comfort. When do you provide palliative care services? Palliative care can be combined with curative treatment. While the medical side works with fighting illness,…

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Activities for Daily Living: A Guide

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In rehab, there’s a lot of talk about ADLs. What are activities for daily living (ADLSs)? They’re basic functions that a person can do. The first evaluation model was Developed by Sidney Katz in 1950, and it assesses what activities a person can do for daily living. Since then other models have been developed, but…

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Respite Care Funding May Increase

Respite care

Respite care is an ancillary but very important part of any patient’s overall healthcare. However, because it seems only indirectly related to a patient’s health, funding hasn’t been plentiful, and it often comes out of the caretaker’s pocket. This also means that it isn’t being used to the degree that’s necessary tor pure efficiency, since…

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Hospice Care and Technology

Hospice Care and Technology

With technology becoming an ever-more prevalent presence in our lives, hospice care has joined in the revolution and is bringing aspects of technology into they way patients are treated in care and at the end of days. Efficient Administration for hospice care As in most other fields, technology is helping in hospice care administration and…

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Alameda Springs Forward – April 2019 Networking Event!

  There is still time to register for this event and we hope to see you there!! REGISTER HERE About the event (from our official press release): Alameda Center Sponsors Premier Event to Help Business Owners and Professionals Build Healthy Networks Guest Speaker Shoumo Ganguly Explains How to Build Influencer Status, Which Has Real Value…

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Four Steps for Post Hospitalization Care

Post Hospitalization care

When someone leaves the hospital, it’s critical that she receives the appropriate post hospitalization care. Unfortunately, there’s a high rate of readmission – from 20% to 30%, depending on the procedure. What are the causes? Sometimes it’s just a matter of illness or injury. But often, the patient hasn’t taken sufficient care to take the…

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