Short-Term Rehabilitation and Medicare Coverage

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Following an injury, surgery, illness, stroke, heart attack, or another medical event, a patient’s doctor(s) may decide that they require short-term rehabilitation. This may be required in order to improve…

Sepsis Recovery and Senior Care

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Sepsis can be a life-threatening condition that sometimes occurs as a result of an infection. Sepsis is caused when the immune system attempts to fight an infection but instead triggers an…

Living Alone as an Older Adult

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As more older adults continue to enter their “golden years” and retirement, an increasing number of these individuals are living alone and “aging in place”, a term that has grown in popularity…

Senior Care for Short-Term Memory Issues

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Not all memory loss is caused by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Unlike Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias which cause ongoing memory loss that usually gets worse over time, short-term memory problems…

Sleep Issues, Depression and Long-Term Care

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Depression and sleep deprivation often go hand in hand. Depression is exacerbated by sleeplessness and vice versa. Left untreated, these issues can worsen and cause further health concerns. Major depressive disorder is…

Fall Recovery and Senior Care

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Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults and result in 2.8 million emergency hospital visits each year. Injuries from falls may be minor, significant, or even fatal. Having one…

Guide to Strokes in Seniors

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Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability, and the risk of stroke doubles every decade with every decade of life after age 55. Given its prominence, understanding the complexities of long-term care for those…

Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy for Seniors

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Rehabilitative therapies are often a vital part of recovering from acute illnesses like strokes, falls, and traumatic brain injury. This overview will cover the unique benefits and approaches of each therapy, along…

Guide to Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is the passing of urine that a person cannot control. It is a problem that affects between a quarter and a third of Americans; however, it is not a “normal” part…

Parkinson’s Disease and Senior Care

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Parkinson's disease (Parkinson's disease) is a nervous system disorder of the brain that affects movement. The disease is more commonly seen in older adults. Men are also 1.5 times more likely to…

Osteoporosis and Senior Care

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Osteoporosis is a disease that causes brittle, porous bones. A diagnosis of osteoporosis can feel overwhelming. What now? How will this change your life? Because it's a disease that weakens…

Mood Disorders and Senior Care

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Mood disorders are a group of mental illnesses that affect people of all ages. This guide outlines types of mood disorders and various long-term care options for older adults living…