Posts Tagged ‘long term rehab’
Is the Flu Dangerous for Older Adults?
Is the flu dangerous for older adults? For many, the flu virus means lying on the couch for a week or more, shivering, aching, coughing, feverish, lethargic, and weak. For others, it means an extended stay in the hospital’s ICU if not death. Age, without a doubt, is a factor in determining the severity…Read More
Silicon Chips to Replace Damaged Neurons
Communication is fundamental to the very existence of all life. On a micro level, communication in our bodies occurs via neurons, which fire messages about 200 times per second. But when neurons become damaged due to brain diseases and accidents, the results can be devastating. Researchers from the University of Bath in the UK…Read More
Promoting Hydration in Older Adults
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Because of illness, exertion, diuretic medications, or warm weather, body fluid can decrease. It is therefore important to replenish this water through fluid intake to avoid dehydration. Unfortunately, many older adults drink less than the minimum amount to replenish the body’s supply. As…Read More
Swallowing Problems after a Stroke
According to the American Stroke Foundation, swallowing problems after a stroke affect up to 78% of stroke survivors. This condition is known as dysphagia. Dysphagia can cause life threatening complications like aspiration pneumonia, choking, malnutrition, dehydration, and infection. In addition, swallowing issues can decrease a person’s quality of life due to his inability to…Read More
How Exercise Helps Patients with COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. There is no cure for COPD, but COPD rehabilitation helps a patient improve his quality of life. One of the primary components of COPD rehab is exercise. Exercise and COPD Ironically,…Read More
Wound Care Rehabilitation for Martorell Ulcer
Martorell ulcer is a rare, although probably underdiagnosed type of ulcer. Proper wound care rehabilitation techniques are needed to apply appropriate healing measures. What is Martorell Ulcer? Diagnosis of this wound is important in order to get life-saving treatment, so if someone who know has a chronic wound, it might be Martorell. Someone may have…Read More
Stroke Rehabilitation – World Stroke Day
Today, October 29, is World Stroke Day, and at Hudson View Center for Rehabilitation in Bergen County, New Jersey, we want to go over some of the basics that everyone should know about stroke prevention and stroke rehabilitation. What is a stroke? A stroke is when something disrupts the brain’s blood supply. There could be…Read More
Will Wound Care Rehabilitation Be Getting More Advanced Anytime Soon?
Wound care rehabilitation can be an arduous process, considering that many people who undergo it have chronic wounds, which means they never really heal. Even ones that do can take a very long time. Researchers are always working on new methods of wound care rehabilitation to improve the process, make it quicker, and help heal…Read More
Therapeutic Recreation for People With Disabilities
A physical disability no longer means the end of physical activity. There are many types of therapeutic recreation for people who have all types of physical disabilities so they can continue to enjoy all that life has to offer while strengthening their bodies. Physical disabilities can’t stop you When someone develops a physical disability, life…Read More
Is Aquatic Therapy the New State of the Art Therapy for Rehab?
Rehabilitation experts are always on the lookout for the newest and best state of the art therapy to help patients recover. People in the know are touting the amazing benefits of aquatic therapy, and it may be coming to facilities across the U.S. What is aquatic therapy? Aquatic therapy is the use of a water-based…Read More