7th Nov

Tips for Achieving Safe Transitions with Dysphagia

An estimated 15 million people in the United States have a current diagnosis of dysphagia, and approximately one million people annually receive a new diagnosis of dysphagia. (McQuaid 2011). Dysphagia is simply defined as difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia can affect the

23rd Oct

5 Ways to Improve Patient Engagement and Outcomes

Take Five: How Therapists Can Improve  Patient Engagement and Outcomes Active patient engagement in their health is key to better outcomes, higher satisfaction and lower costs.  Yet, it can be a challenge. How do you encourage patients to take a more

22nd Sep

Low Vision

Low Vision Vision is a complex sense, encompassing the ability to perceive detail (acuity), color and contrast, and to distinguish objects. These capabilities can diminish naturally with age. While most visual changes can be corrected by glasses, medicine or surgery,

4th Sep

How Safe Diets are Part of the Celebration

As the holidays, picnics, family reunions, graduations and weddings occur throughout the year, caregivers need to be given strategies regarding how to marry a safe diet to their loved one’s preferred texture, consistency, adaptive equipment and compensatory strategy needs without

1st Sep

The Benefits of Tai Chi for COPD

Did you know that Tai Chi has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on individuals living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Tai Chi, which originated from China, is an exercise characterized by posture alignment, weight shifting and circular

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14th Aug

The Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease has a profound effect on a person’s well-being. Meal times encompass a large part of residents’ daily routine. Much of the day’s activities revolve around the preparation, service, and enjoyment of meals. The “red plate study” conducted at

25th Jul

Maintenance Therapy

Rehabilitation therapy enhances or restores an individual’s ability to return to their prior level of function and health. The emphasis is placed on prior level of function and typically has a higher intensity and shorter duration.   Maintenance therapy helps