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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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Stroke Rehab: Adaptations to the Home

Adaptations to the Home - Crutches are a Parable - the same way that crutches help someone to walk, adaptive devices can help a senior to live independently.

As a follow-on to the article called Fear of Going Home Following a Stroke, let’s look at adaptations to the home. Why would a person want to make adaptations to the home? And which adaptations to the home might a person make?   Why Make Adaptations to the Home? When a senior is physically affected…

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Stroke Rehab: Fear of Going Home Following a Stroke

What can a senior do when they have fear of going home following a stroke?   The Medical Journey of a Stroke Patient Senior patients who have experienced a stroke, receive care in the hospital for their emergency care. Many seniors opt for continuing that care in a post-acute rehab setting. In a post-acute rehab…

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Promoting Healthy Weight for Seniors with Recreational Activities

promoting healthy weight for seniors with moral support

It’s never too late to enjoy life a little! Being that this week is National Healthy Weight Week, let’s join up the topic of healthy weight with having fun. Promoting healthy weight for seniors is not a matter to be taken lightly.   Weight as a Predictor of Health in Seniors Many studies have been…

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Innovation – Smart Shoes to Help Seniors in Rehab

smart shoes to help seniors

It would be so nice to have smart shoes to help seniors. As technology advances, we have smart ‘everythings’. These innovations range from smart toothbrushes  to smart clothing. There is more to life than fun and games. That is one possible response to news from Brilliant Sole, a leader in developing smart shoes for virtual reality…

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Aging Gracefully: National Celebration of Life Week

National Celebration of Life Week

Well, the new year has rolled in. To some of us, it means facing new obligations that we put off dealing with last year. To others the start of a new year is typified by trying to remember to write the correct year when writing a check! And then, there is National Celebration of Life…

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Wound Care Rehab for Seniors: Wounds and Tears in Delicate Skin

Wound care rehab for seniors can be caused by band aids

When discussing wound care rehab for seniors we need to look at it from several angles. Firstly, what caused the wound? Secondly, if the wound was caused by a disease, is the disease being taken care of effectively? Thirdly, what can we do to prevent similar wounds in the future? Causes of Wounds in Seniors…

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Enjoy the Holidays but Stay Safe and Healthy

The holiday season is about to open with Hanukah, Christmas and the New Year. This is a great time to enjoy the festivities with family and friends. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued safety warnings to watch out for too much snacking, gaining weight, overeating and binge drinking. Tips to…

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Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs) Associated with Faster Life-saving Treatment

Mobile stroke units (MSUs) are vehicles that can provide faster life-saving stroke treatment before the patient reaches a hospital. MSUs have neurologists on board as well as portable CT scanners. According to a recent study published December 4, 2019 in JAHA Journal of the American Heart Association, mobile stroke units (MSUs) provided life-saving treatment about…

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