Rehabilitation

How to Get Safe Care for Seniors After Hospital Discharge

A stay in the hospital, whether it’s for illness or for surgery, can cause anxiety for patients and loved ones. Understandably, everyone involved is eager for their loved one to return home and get back to their normal routine as soon as possible. However, the majority of recovery takes place after hospital discharge, and difficulties…Read More

Can Fidget Spinners Help Dementia Symptoms?

If you have school-aged children or grandchildren, chances are you’ve heard of fidget spinners. Originally marketed as an aid to help those with ADHD or anxiety to stay calm and focused, they have since become immensely popular simply for their sheer entertainment value. Can they do more? Can fidget spinners help dementia symptoms? Fidget spinners…Read More

The Power to Swallow: ACP Synchrony Treatment is Now at Davis

Swallowing: unless you’re suffering from a sore throat it’s something you do hundreds of times every day without giving it a second thought. As a matter of fact, you probably don’t even notice it most of the time! However, if you or someone you love is dealing with a condition called dysphagia, you know that the…Read More

7 Benefits of Aquatic Therapy For Arthritis

If you are one of the 50 million people in the U.S. who are living with arthritis, you are probably aware of the important role exercise plays in managing your symptoms. However, you may have struggled with finding an exercise routine that works for you. Your joints take a pounding when you attempt aerobics. Lifting weights…Read More

Can Occupational Therapy Help With Stroke Recovery?

When it comes to health issues with the potential to suddenly and drastically alter your lifestyle and ability to live independently, few events can compare to the impact of a stroke. The aftermath of suffering a stroke frequently includes physical issues, such as paralysis or balance problems. Many people also experience difficulty with memory and attention, trouble…Read More

Acute Wound Care for the Elderly – What Works

Whether you’re living on your own or in an assisted living community, knowing how to care for a wound properly is an important step in maintaining your independence as long as possible. Acute wounds can happen to anyone at any time, but because their skin is more fragile, the elderly are more at risk for…Read More

LSVT BIG® – A Promising Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer’s disease is the first), afflicting approximately 1 million Americans. If you or a loved one are living with Parkinson’s disease, you are all too familiar with its unpleasant physical effects. The weakness, stiffness, slowness, tremors, and balance issues associated with Parkinson’s disease can greatly affect…Read More

Caring for Chronic Wounds in the Elderly

Whether seniors are living independently or in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, the importance of taking proper care of wounds cannot be overemphasized. Any wound should be kept clean and watched closely to ensure proper healing. However, there is a big difference between a simple scrape and a more serious chronic wound. Put…Read More