Posts Tagged ‘cva rehab’

Hospitals Look Forward to New Medicaid Regulations 

new Medicaid Regulations

Hospital administrations have complied with what they deem inefficient and costly Medicaid regulations for decades with no respite. Recently, CMS, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, asked hospitals to weigh in on how they can make their services more efficient, and hospital administrators came out with some strong suggestions for how to lighten their…

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Telemedicine is a Growing Skill Among US Doctors

telemedicine is growing

Telemedicine is gaining popularity as an option for getting professional medical help quickly and at low cost. It’s fairly exploded, growing 260% from 2015 to 2017, and it continues to move upwards. What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is the ability to get professional medical help over the telephone, a virtual medical appointment. Simple enough. But as…

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The Job of the Social Worker in Short Term Rehabilitation

social worker for short term rehabilitation

A social worker is an integral part of a short term rehabilitation staff. Depending on the size of the rehab facility, there might be a social worker working part time or full time, or there may be more than one to meet the needs of all of the patients. Social workers in short term rehabilitation…

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Finding the Right Post-Op Care for Medicare Beneficiaries

post-op care for Medicare patients

Many patients need post-op care after discharge from a hospital. After a stroke or major surgery, patients and their families need to make the big decision about where to go for continued post-op care, which they may need until they’re more recovered. Patients with private insurance may have more leeway, but Medicare beneficiaries need to…

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CHF Rehab, Symptoms, and Causes

chf rehab

Congestive heart failure, or CHF, is a condition where a person’s heart is not capable of functioning adequately. This is obviously a serious illness, and catching symptoms early can make a big difference in outcomes. There are many ways to prevent CHF in most cases, although depending on the cause, it can be difficult to…

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“SpinCare,” a Breakthrough in Wound Care

SpinCare for wound care

A specialized gun that shoots threads to form a shield on top of a wound is the newest innovation in wound care. The gun, reminiscent of a standard glue gun, may revolutionize the wound care industry, with its ability to protect a wound and let it heal more effectively than traditional wound bandages and dressings.…

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5 Ways to Offer Emotional Support for Respiratory Rehab Patients

Ways to offer emotional support for respiratory rehab patients

Respiratory diseases are the third highest cause of death in the United States. While many people do well living with the disease, especially if they go through a respiratory rehab program, the physical symptoms they feel and the knowledge they have that they illness could be fatal certainly gives them emotional dissonance. The facts show…

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Physical Therapy Strategies for Progressive Diseases

Physical therapy can help progressive disease

Many of the effects of progressive diseases that affect a person’s muscular system can be slowed down or improved with physical therapy. Diseases such as Parkinson’s, Freidrich’s Ataxia, as well as many others, may be progressive and degenerative, but exercises geared toward delaying the progression can improve a person’s chance of health. Physical therapy as…

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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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