Posts Tagged ‘infectious diseases’
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
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
Post Hospital Care at a Facility May be More Effective
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,…Read More
Medicaid Expansion Increases Emergency Room 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…Read More
Eye Care, Treatment and Interventions in the 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…Read More
The National Family Caregiver Support Program and Respite Care
Taking care of a sick family member can be rough, and also expensive. When a family member gets sick, there are a few options for care – and all of them cost a lot of money. A long-term care facility or home health aide can run a large bill, and taking time off of work…Read More