Four Steps for Post Hospitalization Care

By Alameda Staff | April 18, 2019 |
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…

Recreation Activities for Seniors With Limited Mobility

By Alameda Staff | April 16, 2019 |
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…

Medicare for all?

By Alameda Staff | April 11, 2019 |
Medicare Bill

The Medicare system in the United States currently covers the healthcare needs of people over the age of sixty-five. Various federal and state lawmakers have tried, mostly unsuccessfully, to create universal healthcare plans to cover all of the needs of all of the American people. The newest entrant is the Bernie Sanders plan, a tremendously…

Respite Care and Caregivers

By Alameda Staff | April 9, 2019 |
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…

Wound Care Rehab

By Alameda Staff | April 4, 2019 |
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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Long Term Care and Aging in Place

By Alameda Staff | April 2, 2019 |
Long term care in New Jersey

“Aging in place” had become a popular concept as the US population ages and health and prosperity increase. Whereas in the past, older people would have to move in with younger relatives to take care of them or require long term care, more of today’s elderly are opting to grow old in their homes. What…

New Innovations in Stroke Rehab

By Alameda Staff | March 28, 2019 |
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…

How Long is Short Term Rehab?

By Alameda Staff | March 25, 2019 |
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…

Pain Management and Cannabis

By Alameda Staff | March 22, 2019 |

Doctors are always trying to develop new pain management approaches to help patients suffering from chronic pain. Patients who have severe chronic pain, such as those with fibromyalgia, have a hard time finding relief. They tend to rely on loads of doctor’s prescriptions for any kind of pain reduction, but medications don’t always provide the…