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Promoting Hydration in Older Adults

  Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Because of  illness, exertion, diuretic medications, or warm weather, body fluid can decrease. It is therefore important to replenish this water through fluid intake to avoid dehydration. Unfortunately, many older adults drink less than the minimum amount to replenish the body’s supply.   As…

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Swallowing Problems after a Stroke

  According to the American Stroke Foundation, swallowing problems after a stroke affect up to 78% of stroke survivors. This condition is known as dysphagia. Dysphagia can cause life threatening complications like aspiration pneumonia, choking, malnutrition, dehydration, and infection. In addition, swallowing issues can decrease a person’s quality of life due to his inability to…

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How Exercise Helps Patients with COPD

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. There is no cure for COPD, but COPD rehabilitation helps a patient improve his quality of life. One of the primary components of COPD rehab is exercise.   Exercise and COPD Ironically,…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness

  November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month.  Alzheimer’s is ranked as the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. with an estimated 5.8 million people living with the disease. It’s a household name.   But what exactly is Alzheimer’s disease?   Alzheimer’s was first discovered by clinical psychiatrist, Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906. He…

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Wound Care Rehabilitation for Martorell Ulcer

Wound care rehabilitation

Martorell ulcer is a rare, although probably underdiagnosed type of ulcer. Proper wound care rehabilitation techniques are needed to apply appropriate healing measures. What is Martorell Ulcer? Diagnosis of this wound is important in order to get life-saving treatment, so if someone who know has a chronic wound, it might be Martorell. Someone may have…

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Stroke Rehabilitation – World Stroke Day

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Today, October 29, is World Stroke Day, and at Hudson View Center for Rehabilitation in Bergen County, New Jersey, we want to go over some of the basics that everyone should know about stroke prevention and stroke rehabilitation. What is a stroke? A stroke is when something disrupts the brain’s blood supply. There could be…

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How Does Respiratory Therapy Work?

respiratory rehab

People who have advanced lung conditions often need respiratory therapy to learn better breathing skills to improve their function and live higher quality lives. This can sound daunting to someone who is suffering from a debilitating condition, because it requires a lot of hard work, but it has been shown to be effective in helping…

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Post Hospitalization Care for Patients With Acute Heart Failure

Post hospitalization care for acute heart failure

Acute hear failure can be terrifying for a patient, as it comes on fast and often proves fatal. When a patient comes in with a heart attack, EMS agents and hospital personnel need to provide emergency care if there’s any chance to save his life. An emergency admission for heart failure has three phases: providing…

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Eighteen Best Tips for Tracheostomy Care

tracheostomy care

For someone with no experience, imagining how to provide proper tracheostomy care can seem quite daunting. A tracheostomy certainly looks a bit intimidating, and in truth, it is – taking care of a tracheostomy requires knowledge and practice. Otherwise, the tracheostomy is very prone to infection.  Here are the top twenty tips for the best…

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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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