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What Type Of IV Fluids Are Used And What You Should Know

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

If you can’t eat or drink normally, or have swallowing difficulties, IV fluids can be crucial for your survival. After falling seriously ill or undergoing an operation, it’s more important than ever to remain hydrated and get the right nutrients. We all need water, salt and other essential nutrients [...]

A Leg Swelling: What Exactly Does It Indicate

By |September 7th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|

A leg swelling is worrying and very unpleasant. It can be mild or serious, and will need swift professional diagnosis, treatment and care.The more serious causes of this condition are fluid build-up and inflammation. Fluid build-up may be related to deep vein thrombosis, acute kidney failure, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, [...]

Recover From A Stroke With Understanding It And Rehab

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Recovering from a serious illness takes time, and usually requires medical care, emotional support, and personalized rehabilitation therapy. Many elderly people who need time to recover from a stroke can regain their independence with stroke rehabilitation. A team of doctors, nurses and therapists will help set you on the road [...]

Stay Safe With This Rehab Therapy For Healthy Aging

By |August 24th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|

After undergoing surgery in hospital or rehab care in a nursing home, patients returning home may need additional support. They can benefit from the guidance of occupational therapists, who provide advice on how to adapt and stay safe. What Does Occupational Therapy Do For Adults To Stay Safe? Occupational therapy [...]

COPD Exacerbation Symptoms: Frequently Asked Questions

By |August 17th, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects the lungs, making breathing difficult and impacting your overall health and quality of life. COPD exacerbation is when symptoms are worse than usual and can leave you feeling breathless. Many factors can make COPD symptoms worse, including the weather. Fluctuating temperatures as well as [...]

Great Nursing Assistants Make For Great Quality Care

By |August 10th, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

It’s common to hear our patients telling people about the wonderful work nursing assistants do for them. Some even describe the aides as their daughters, suggesting a relationship so close they couldn’t live without them. Although much of their work goes unnoticed and takes place behind the scenes, these carers work [...]

How Do Spirituality And Religion Affect Health

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Spirituality can play an important role in one’s health and overall wellbeing, especially as we get older. They get you to see life in a wider context, evoke compassion, and help you cope with the vicissitudes of life. Nourishing your spiritual side eases stress, relaxes you, and provides a break [...]

Total Parenteral Nutrition Feeding – How It Works

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) is a way of supplying the body’s nutritional needs through a vein, bypassing the digestive system. Doctors use it when patients cannot or should not get their nutrition through eating. This is a form of intravenous therapy and under certain conditions it may be performed in a care home. Total Parenteral Nutrition requires careful preparation and close [...]

What You Should Know About The Dangers of Poor Circulation

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

One of the most common, and serious, problems adults and older people face is poor circulation. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients around the body and helps heal wounds and other ailments. However, If you have issues with your circulation, your body is less well able to fight off disease.It’s important [...]

Pressure Ulcers: Causes, Four Stages and Prevention

By |July 14th, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

Bedsores—also called pressure sores—are injuries to skin and tissue due to prolonged pressure on the skin. Those most prone to them are frail, elderly people who cannot easily turn themselves in bed. If not treated properly, pressure ulcers can cause infection and inflammation. So, do your best to prevent any [...]

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