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What is Cardiac Rehab?

In honor of American Heart Health Month, we are pleased to present the recommendations of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association regarding cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab is a multi-pronged treatment plan that helps people manage certain cardiovascular health conditions. It consists of safe, progressive exercise training, which is geared toward…

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American College of Cardiology: Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure

In honor of Heart Health Month, Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is pleased to present this important information about cardiac rehabilitation. According to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation saves lives, but too few people enroll in this critical intervention. The American Heart Association notes that nearly 2.5 million…

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5 Ways to Deal with Morning Stiffness

Aching joints and stiffness (in particular morning stiffness) are well-known to those who suffer from arthritis — and in particular those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. However, as we age, it becomes a common problem for most of people. Many seniors feel enough stiffness and pain in the morning that it can be difficult for…

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Wound Care for Seniors

Wound Care for Seniors

The skin, the largest organ of the body, ages just as our other organs age. Wrinkles may be an obvious sign of this aging, but treating older skin properly is not merely a cosmetic issue. Normal aspects of aging, such as thinning skin, a weakened immune system, and decreased circulation can leave seniors vulnerable to…

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ADLs and IADLs: Just the FAQs

ADL IADL

The world of medicine is filled with acronyms: acronyms for diseases, like COPD; formedications, such as NSAIDs; and for levels of care, such as ICU. However,there are two acronyms that guide the type of care your loved one will get (andwho will pay for it): ADL and IADL. What are ADLs? ADL is an acronym…

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A Tech Giant Enters the Medicare Market

Google has become a household word, as a noun and even as a verb. But the multinational tech giant specializes in a variety of internet services and products has recently expanded into another market that, with the aging of the baby boomers, is also becoming a household word: Medicare. Alphabet, the parent company of Google…

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Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program designed to help people who have heart disease. You may benefit from cardiac rehab if you have or have had a heart condition, including but not limited to: a heart attack coronary artery disease (CAD) angina congestive heart failure or a heart procedure, such as: insertion of one or…

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Short-term Rehab Eases the Transition from the Hospital

A hospital stay is almost always traumatic for an older person. Going home is not necessarily much easier. There may be new medications to manage, new dietary restrictions to implement, wounds to take care of, follow-up appointments to make, and even in-house supports to install, such as grab bars and ramps. The transition from hospital…

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New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Guidelines Released

The Alzheimer’s Association has just released twenty recommendations for best practices in diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The recommendations were reported at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, held this week in Chicago. The most crucial aspects of the recommendations include the admonition not to dismiss concerns as “normal aging,” but to evaluate…

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Depression: A Common Response to Heart Attack

It is not surprising that someone might be anxious or upset after suffering a heart attack. However, this may not merely be a normal response to a life-threatening event. It may be a symptom of clinical depression, which affects up to one third of people who have been through a heart attack. Heart disease and…

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