Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center’

Self-Quarantine or Isolation?

  As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread at alarming rates,  governments across the world are taking more aggressive measures to contain it and to “flatten the curve.” By looking at Italy’s current and dire situation, governments are struggling to find ways to prevent illness and deaths as well as a  similar collapse of the…

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Medicare’s Response to the Coronavirus

  Medicare is the leading healthcare insurance program for individuals in the United States age 65 years and older. Now that the coronavirus has hit the United States, with older adults and those with chronic serious medical conditions at a higher risk, what is Medicare’s response to the coronavirus?   Medicare has dedicated a page…

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Hearing Loss in Older Adults

  When Mickey Fisher sits at the dinner table with his son and grandchildren, he feels like just a smiling face and a nodding head. He focuses on his string beans and chicken and holds down his grandson to prevent him from climbing on the table. His son turns his way and moves his mouth.…

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The New Corona Virus [2019-nCoV]

  According to the CDC, as of February 25th, there were fifty-three cases of the novel coronavirus disease (2019-nCoV) in the United States. There have been 2,462 deaths worldwide, most of them in mainland China. No deaths have been reported in the United States. While the risk of contracting the virus continues to be low in…

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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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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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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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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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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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Is Dad Depressed?

Lonely Woman

  You’ve seen Dad shuffling around his apartment irritable and snappy. When he’s not complaining about his persistent aches and pains, he’s sleeping or eating excessive amounts of food. He has little interest in his old woodworking hobby and no longer plays racketball with the guys. You wonder — Is Dad depressed?   While depression…

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