How Does Respiratory Therapy Work?

By Hudsonview | September 27, 2019 |
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…

Should Yoga be included in a COPD rehab program?

By Hudsonview | September 24, 2019 |
Can yoga help with COPD rehab?

Yoga may help patients who have COPD to breathe and exercise better. Should it be included in any basic COPD rehab program? What is COPD? COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term for various lung diseases that make it hard to breathe or cause patients to cough mucus. Some of the more…

Why Opponents Object to the Repeal of the Medicaid Access Rule

By Hudsonview | September 20, 2019 |
Repeal Medicaid access?

CMS is ready to roll out a new rule that repeals the current Medicaid access rule. While they offer important reasons for doing so, there are many opponents who say it will overall have a strong negative effect on care for patients. What is the Medicaid access rule? The current rule on the books for…

Cybernetic Implant for Traumatic Brain Injury

By Hudsonview | September 18, 2019 |
Traumatic brain injury

Treating a traumatic brain injury is not so simple. There are many therapies that help people recover, but it could be many years before there’s any significant progress, and often there’s nothing to do. There’s a new concept in treating these injuries that might actually make a huge revolution in treatment – it’s called cybernetics,…

Post Hospitalization Care for Patients With Acute Heart Failure

By Hudsonview | September 12, 2019 |
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…

When Patients Should go Directly to a Skilled Nursing Facility

By Hudsonview | September 10, 2019 |
skilled nursing facility

Patients usually end up in a skilled nursing facility as a post-op measure, for further recovery. But there are times when it makes the most sense to go straight there, and when Medicare will still cover the cost. Accountable Care Organizations An important development in Medicare reimbursements is the establishment of accountable care organizations, or…

Neurological care and Palliative care  – How to Bring Them Together

By Hudsonview | September 6, 2019 |
Neurological care and palliative care

New research shows that there is a great need for more palliative care programs across the country. However, something that seems to be enormously missing from many programs is neurological care.  The need for palliative care Study after study has shown the efficacy of palliative care for patients and the need to expand services for…

What’s Going on in Post Acute Care Today?

By Hudsonview | September 3, 2019 |
Post acute care today

Colliers International, the real estate firm, recently concluded an in depth study on post acute care centers. Their focus was IRFs, or inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Their findings show a lot about the post acute care industry in the US, how it’s growing and what the trends are. Post acute care centers growing Hospitals are under…

Pulmonary Rehab or Prehab? Exercise for Lung Cancer Patients

By Hudsonview | August 23, 2019 |
pulmonary rehab and prehab

Pulmonary rehab is gaining popularity as it’s been proven to help patients with COPD and other pulmonary diseases live longer, higher quality lives. There’s a new initiative to help patients who have lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases, and it’s being called “prehab” – taking care of problems before and during treatment, instead of waiting…

Eighteen Best Tips for Tracheostomy Care

By Hudsonview | August 20, 2019 |
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…