Posts Tagged ‘alzheimer’s care’

How Comedy Helps Dementia Patients

  What person doesn’t feel good after having a good laugh? According to research and anecdotal evidence, even older adults with mild to moderate dementia feel positive following a humorous experience. Research continues to explore how comedy helps dementia patients.   In fact, one study relates that the effects of humor are similar to the…

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When Grandma has Dementia

  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…

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Speech Therapy’s Role in Inpatient Rehab

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…

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Staying on Top of Medicaid Regulations

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…

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Can a Specialized Shoe Help With Stroke Rehabilitation?

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…

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

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…

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Post Hospital Care at a Facility May be More Effective

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,…

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Medicaid Expansion Increases Emergency Room Visits

Medicaid expansion may increase ER visits

Everyone wants all people to have access to quality healthcare, whatever political affiliation they espouse and where they fall on the economic spectrum. The question that plagues us all, and causes division, is how to achieve that. Medicaid is meant to help people on the lower scale of income to receive quality healthcare. What is…

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Eye Care, Treatment and Interventions in the Skilled Nursing Facility

eye care in a skilled nursing facility

Patients are generally at a skilled nursing facility for issues that are unrelated to their eyesight. However, it’s something that shouldn’t be left out of well-care exams for patients at any age in any type of living arrangement. Eyesight counts Unless there are complaints, eyesight is something that can get overlooked, especially for patients who…

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