Posts Tagged ‘Essex county rehab center’
Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. But is the vaccine safe for every person at every age? Who should get a flu shot? The flu is a contagious, respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Different from the cold virus, which appears slowly, the flu virus arrives abruptly causing achiness,…Read More
Arthritis and Exercise
According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 50 million Americans struggle with arthritis, a disease that causes joint pain and stiffness. There are many different methods of treating arthritis. While each case is different and requires a personalized treatment plan, for most, exercise is an important component in relieving symptoms. Why Arthritis and Exercise? It…Read More
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…Read More
A Person-Centered Dining Experience
The Benefits of a Person-Centered Dining Experience in a Nursing Home The transition from independent living to living in a nursing home can be stressful for the new resident. Communal dining in a person-centered environment can ease that transition. A person-centered dining experience enables the resident to have more personal autonomy at mealtime. It can…Read More
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…Read More
Speech Therapy’s Role in Inpatient Rehab
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…Read More
Staying on Top of 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…Read More
Can a Specialized Shoe Help With 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…Read More
What to Expect When Entering a Short Term 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…Read More
What is the Role of Occupational Therapy in Short Term Rehabilitation?
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…Read More