Healthcare Education

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

activities for daily living

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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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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Recreation Activities for Seniors With Limited Mobility

Recreation activities for seniors with limited mobility

While many seniors are in terrific shape and can enjoy the same mobile activities they always have, such as biking, walking, swimming and other forms of exercise, some of them may lose the ability to perform heavy-duty physical exercise. As we age, our bodies lose some dexterity, especially if we aren’t careful to stay healthy…

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Respite Care and Caregivers

Respite care in New Jersey

Today more than ever, when aging in place has become a popular trend for America’s elderly, the burden of elder care has fallen on the shoulders of family members. Older people want to live out their years in the comforts of home in place of a residential facility, and if their health allows it, they…

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Wound Care Rehab

wound care rehab

Proper wound care requires more than simply allowing a wound to heal. Depending on the cause and severity of a wound, the patient may need several types of therapy for correct wound care rehab. Aging populations and wounds Wounds are more commonly associated with an aging population, and some wound are more specific to long…

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New Innovations in Stroke Rehab

New innovations in stroke rehab

A stroke can be devastating for someone who was previously alert and active. The effects of a stroke can range from mild to debilitating, with most sufferers falling somewhere in the middle. But any stroke victim will need some amount of time in rehab. Those with the worst fallout often need intensive rehabilitation efforts, and…

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How Long is Short Term Rehab?

Short term rehab

Short term rehab is a bit of a buzzword in today’s new era of hyper-sensitive healthcare. It’s a blessing, and patients are tremendously grateful to benefit from the full scope of available options. When someone has had an illness or other medical issue, often followed by surgery or some other procedure, he may end up…

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Joint Replacement and Diabetes

People who have diabetes may be at greater risk after joint surgery. Over twenty-five million Americans have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and this can cause problems in the nervous, vascular and immune systems. Diabetes and joint replacement About eight percent of people who have joint replacement surgeries have diabetes. While diabetes is…

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Lung Function and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Lung function diseases affect millions of Americans and are a leading cause of death. However, prevention and cure are possible in many cases. Many people with breathing trouble attend pulmonary rehabilitation programs to find a better way. What are lung diseases? There are several lung diseases that affect how a person breathes. The most widespread…

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