Healthcare Education

Proper Communication and Dementia Care

Proper Dementia Care

It can be challenging to communicate effectively when providing dementia care because dementia is all about communication problems. A person who has dementia suffers from a range of symptoms that may include memory issues, clarity in thinking and expression, mood swings, and personality changes. This is in addition to the emotional aspect of someone in…

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Common Myths About Long Term Care

Planning for long term care

Long term care is somewhat misunderstood outside of people who are currently dealing with it. However, it’s worthwhile to know what it actually is, so people can plan accordingly in case they end up needing it. It’s the full time care of a person who is not able to manage by himself at home, and…

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What are Infectious Diseases? What You Need to Know

Keeping hands clean helps prevent infectious diseases

Infectious diseases are illnesses that develop from viruses, parasites, bacteria and fungi. These can live in our bodies without causing any harm, and in certain cases are healthy, but they sometimes can cause damage, illness, and even death. Types of infectious diseases Bacterial – these are caused by bacteria that enter the body and are…

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Ventilator Weaning Rehab

Ventilator weaning rehab

Ventilator weaning can be a challenging process, and only with careful assessment can it be successfully accomplished. Ventilator weaning rehab is the end of the process. When is a patient ready for ventilator weaning? It can be quite tricky to determine when a patient is ready for ventilator weaning, and there are several methods.  One…

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A Typical Day of Post Op Rehab

A typical day of post op rehab

Post op rehab is an important element of patient’s recovery after surgery. But what actually happens during the patient’s stay? While the particulars of each case will be different depending on the patient’s situation, needs and goals, there’s a basic setup to a day of rehabilitation. The mix includes therapy, rest, comfort, medication and support.…

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Advances in Neurological Care

Advances in neurological care

Diseases that require neurological care are amongst the deadliest killers in the US. Stroke, which affects almost 800,00 people a year and kills 140,000 people every year, is the third largest cause of death. Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are the sixth leading cause of death in the US. Medical researchers are working…

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Post Hospitalization Care for the Elderly to Prevent Falls

Post hospitalization care to prevent falls

An important issue for seniors who have been released from the hospital is preventing falls, according to a new study. The study found that a large percentage of cases where seniors end up back in the hospital is due to a fall. During the immediate post hospitalization period of thirty days, recently released seniors need…

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Rates are Low for African Americans

Pulmonary rehabilitation rates are low

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a game-changer in the fight against COPD for many sufferers. However, only a small fraction of people who are eligible for the program actually enroll in it, and disturbingly, that number goes further down for the African American population. What is pulmonary rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehab is a program where people who have…

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Vascular Care Can Help With Wound Healing

Vascular care for wounds

Chronic wounds have been increasing across hospitals nationwide. Different types of wounds require different types of treatment, but altogether, the approach to treating wounds needs a bit of a makeover, according to wound care experts. Instead of tidying up wounds and sending patients home, other aspects of a patient’s care need to be addressed, including…

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Providing Comfort Care at Home

Providing comfort care

Research has shown, and it’s rather intuitive, that people would much prefer to pass away at home instead of in a hospital bed. However, when someone is ill, it can be challenging, and yes, even a bit scary for someone to commit to providing comfort care for a terminally ill family member. Caretakers need a…

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