Cardiac Recovery

Currently, more than two million Americans have heart failure and about 700 thousand new cases are diagnosed each year. The five year survival rate is approximately 50%, but varies depending on the cause of heart failure and the ability of

“Pathways to Wellness” – A Way of Life

How do we best serve our patient’s in long term care when it comes to “wellness”? And, just what does “wellness” mean? From the view of a therapist it may mean walking better, dressing and grooming independently, following appropriate nutritional

Fall Prevention and Safety

Falls in the long term care setting account for nearly 25% of hospitalizations of the elderly and 40% of all nursing home admissions. Declining strength, cognition, balance and poor safety awareness related disease processes can negatively impact a resident’s ability

Preventing Re-Hospitalization

Is your patient ready to go home? Comprehensive discharge planning has become a key component of care planning in long term care settings as increased scrutiny and pending financial sanctions loom for both hospital and nursing home health care providers.