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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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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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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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Innovative Recreation Activities for Seniors

Innovative Recreation Activities for Seniors

Seniors often have lots of creative energy and time, especially if they’re retired. While there are some recreation activities for seniors that are tried-and-true, such as painting, gardening, and photography, there are some new and fresh ideas to keep seniors active and engaged. Gymnastics This isn’t the first thing one would imagine as suitable for…

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Five Reasons Hospice Care Can Help You Now

Five Reasons Hospice Care Can Help You Now

Hospice care has become an important part of a terminal patient’s care. As more people, doctors and hospitals become acquainted with the process, patients have been able to take advantage of all of the benefits of this care at the end of their lives. What is hospice care? Hospice care is the pursuit of the…

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Preparing Ourselves for Long Term Care

Long term care

According to the US government, about 7 in ten people who are 65 today will need some form of long term care in the future, whether in a facility or at home. The emotional and financial costs might be steep, and it’s beneficial to consider the implications of what it means and entails before it…

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Rising Diabetic Amputations Bring up Questions About Vascular Care

Poor vascular care for diabetes patients can cause amputation

There is a scourge of obesity in the US right now, and it’s spreading all over the world. A typical outgrowth of this trend is a rise in diabetes, which can slowly destroy a person’s body, often proving fatal. Unfortunately, one of the severe results of type II diabetes that does get the right treatment…

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