Post-Stroke Recovery

  Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability. While stroke occurs more frequently in older adults over age 65,  it can strike and immobilize an individual at any age. In fact, data from 2009, reveals that 34% of the people hospitalized for a stroke were less than 65 years old. Those that make…

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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A Cure for Diabetes?

  Many older adults struggle with diabetes management. But researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have made great strides in uncovering a cure for diabetes. They have discovered a new drug duo that can regenerate insulin-producing cells known as beta cells. Previously, researchers found that the drug, harmine,…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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5 Tips for Older Adults to Relieve Knee Pain

Morning routine may slow down as you grow older. Getting out of bed may require you to stretch the left leg first followed by the right one. Going down the stairs may cause you to grimace with pain, and it may take a few minutes to straighten your legs as you head to the kitchen…

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National Patient Recognition Week

National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.

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A Person-Centered Dining Experience in Long-Term Care

  If you lived independently since the beginning of adulthood, it means you’re used to preparing your own food and dining as you please. In some cases, the kitchen was the center of your household. As a result. making the transition to a residential facility with communal meals can be difficult and stressful. However, a…

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Honoring National IV Nurse Day

The role of the nurse in infusion therapy has changed a greatly over the past 50 years. Today’s infusion nurse is responsible for integrating the holistic principles of medicine and nursing, management, marketing, education, and performance improvement into the patient’s plan of care. IV Nurse Day promotes the advancement of the specialty and recognizes decades…

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Identifying Thyroid Disease in Older Adults

  It may not be obvious. You might think it’s heart disease. Or a disorder of the nervous system.  Maybe it’s a bowel disease. The symptoms may be subtle at first, but with careful examination, your physician may conclude that it’s thyroid disease.  According to the American Thyroid Association, identifying thyroid disease in older adults can…

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