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Equine Therapy Used as Recreational Therapy for Seniors

recreational activities for seniors

Recreational therapy for seniors has many benefits, and there are so many ways to include the patient’s unique interests. The job of the recreational therapist is to assist the patient with activities that will bring them vibrancy and improved health, and equine therapy has been shown to offer many benefits for seniors beyond recreation. Recreational…

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Outpatient Stroke Rehab – Continuing Progress for the Patient

outpatient stroke rehab

A stroke can cause devastating damage, and the quicker he is stabilized and starts rehab, the higher the likelihood that he’ll do better. After the initial, intense rehabilitation efforts, the patient continues at a much slower pace. But even after he comes home from a rehab facility, such as Hudson View Rehab, he continues outpatient…

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How does Medicaid Work in New Jersey?

Medicaid in New Jersey

Medicaid is a service operated by CMS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal government organization. While it’s a national agency, the way it works is that it provides guidelines and reimbursements for states, so the two governments work together to provide health care affordably for millions of Americans who wouldn’t be able…

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What’s the Difference Between Acute Rehab and Subacute Rehab?

subacute care

“”Rehabilitation,” or rehab,  is much more than a simple catch-all word for a recovery program; there are many different types of rehabilitation geared toward patients at all levels of recovery. So what’s the difference between acute rehab and subacute rehab? What’s acute rehab? Acute rehab is intense rehab for patients who have experienced a major…

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Motivational Therapy is More Effective Than Traditional Occupational or Physical Therapy

Enhanced therapy motivated patients in physical therapy

What if physical and occupational therapists tailored their regimens to the patient’s abilities and desires, instead of using a standard model? Researchers tested out a new approach to occupational and physical therapy for the elderly that makes use of motivational therapy, which takes this exact question into account. The results were definitive in their answer:…

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Wearable Products to Help Medical Conditions and Shorten Short Term Rehabilitation Time

wearable products for short term rehabilitation

The Florida International Medical Expo is the largest medical innovation convention in America, with exhibitors from 40 countries showing their latest medical innovations in over 1,200 exhibit booths. These innovations cover every type of ground and help people with disease or overcoming illness shorten their recovery time and their short term rehabilitation. Innovation everywhere Many…

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Stem Cell therapy as a Part of a Stroke Recovery Program

Stem cells for stroke recovery

Stem cells have become an important part of many rehabilitation programs, as they can repair damage to cells in multiple areas of the body. Scientists are investigating their use in stroke recovery as well. Stroke can be deadly Stroke is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. In addition to the fatalities, about…

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Five Mistakes People Make After a Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

Once someone gets his shiny, new total knee replacement, he may feel on top of the world and forget that he can’t just bounce straight into his regularly scheduled life. It takes time to recover, and a strict rehabilitation protocol. The recovery timeline is different for every person, and could take several months or more.…

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New Hospice Care Education Legislation Proposed in the Senate

New Hospice Care bill in the senate

A bill was recently introduced in the Senate that seeks to supply resources and training in Hospice and palliative care, which is becoming an urgent need. This bill has already been introduced in Congress and enjoys a bipartisan sponsorship.  Hospice care – a continually growing industry A 2018 study found that there are currently 13…

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Providing Palliative Care Along With Cardiac Treatment

Providing Palliative Care Along With Cardiac Treatment

Palliative care is becoming a more accepted and practiced part of a patient’s treatment across the US. The benefits are proven, and more hospitals are incorporating it into their treatment plans. However, there are still many bridges to cross and obstacles to overcome before it’s considered standard. One area that needs improvement is cardiac care.…

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