Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By Chelsey | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

When Grandma has Dementia

By Tara | November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Grandma has dementia. She is shuffling around the kitchen preparing breakfast. The eggs are on the pan, but you notice the flame is off. Grandma returned thirty-minutes late from her morning walk around the block. She reported that she lost her sense of direction and ended up by the highway. Grandma didn’t call you…

Speech Therapy’s Role in Inpatient Rehab

By Alameda Staff | November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Woman's mouth

Many people think of speech therapy as a means to help kids speak sounds that are hard for them to say. While Speech therapists indeed do just that, they also do much more, especially for the senior community. They play an important role in inpatient rehab. Speech problems for the older community Most of the…

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Chelsey | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

Staying on Top of Medicaid Regulations

By Alameda Staff | November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Learning about Medicaid regulations

Medicaid regulations change fairly often, and it can be pretty challenging for beneficiaries to keep up with them. While the Medicaid web site has all of the information, it can be difficult to navigate, and the people who the program targets, the lowest incomes people in the US, might have difficulty attaining access or understanding…

Can a Specialized Shoe Help With Stroke Rehabilitation?

By Alameda Staff | October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Can a show help for stroke rehabilitation?

Stroke rehabilitation can be a long and arduous process, but every mile brings progress and allows for the patient to get back to a better and stronger life. Advances in the field are occurring at a super-fast pace, and the rehab process is brimming with new ideas, therapies, and products. Some stats about stroke rehabilitation…

The Cost of Nursing Care for Seniors Who Need Full Time Care

By Alameda Staff | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
Grandfather holding grandson

Committing seniors who need full time nursing care to a facility can be a wrenching decision. The emotional aspect can be overwhelming in an of itself, and the financial outlay can also make a person think twice. But, given the needs of any single person, it might not be as prohibitive as you think. Here…

What to Expect When Entering a Short Term Rehabilitation Facility

By Alameda Staff | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
entering a short tern rehabilitation facility

Entering a short term rehabilitation facility can be a daunting prospect. After the overwhelming stay in a hospital, a patient usually just wants to go home. To have to start another new chapter that is unfamiliar and not home can be a challenge. Knowing what to expect can make it a smoother and less distressing…

What is the Role of Occupational Therapy in Short Term Rehabilitation?

By Alameda Staff | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
occupational therapy for facilities

Occupational therapy is an essential element of any short term rehabilitation program. The occupational plays several important roles in the program, helping the patient on the road to recovery. Occupational therapy for ADLs The main purpose of occupational therapy is that it helps the patient with ADLs and IADLs – activities for daily living, and…

Post Hospital Care at a Facility May be More Effective

By Alameda Staff | September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
Post hospital care in a facility

Patients and family members often prefer a patient to come home after hospitalization rather than spend time in a skilled nursing facility. Medicare will often cover the cost of at-home nursing visits and outpatient therapies, so it often works. This is also cheaper for Medicare, so it seems like a win-win situation for all. However,…