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. [...]

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 [...]

Broken Bones: Frequently Asked Questions

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Broken bones are not much fun but they are common, so it’s a good idea to know about them. The most common fractured bone is the collarbone, followed by a fracture in the arm, wrist, or hip. There are many different types of fracture, which are painful at first, [...]

Types And Symptoms Of Infected Wounds

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

Whether the result of surgery or an accident, infected wounds need prompt treatment. Left alone they can fester and become painful or even gangrenous. Infections occur when germs spread within the damaged skin of a wound. People with severe or persistent infections will need professional wound care. What Happens If [...]

3 Serious Signs It’s Time To Consider A Nursing Home

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

If you are looking after an elderly loved one, at what point should you consider a nursing home?This is a question many people ask and understanding some key signs can help you decide what to do.If you reach a point where you can't meet your loved one's needs, you should [...]

What To Do To Get Successful Hip Replacement Rehab

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Successful hip replacement rehab includes planning, emotional support, safe physical therapy tailored to your needs, and right diet weight management.It’s vital to take great joint replacement care after hip surgery and follow the advice of your doctor. Humans were made to move and to get moving again after an operation [...]

Things One Should Never Do After Knee Surgery

By |June 1st, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|

After knee surgery, or if you’ve had a joint replacement, there are some things you must not try and do. Don’t try and get ahead of yourself and do more than you should as you could make the situation worse.Some activities are harmful and you should avoid them after knee [...]

Silent Heart Attack Signs And Symptoms – Be Aware!

By |May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

As people get older, you will find that the chances of having a heart attack increases, and that heart attack signs can be difficult to pinpoint. Some signs are so mild that the person experiencing them might not even realize what is happening. This can be extremely dangerous. Be aware [...]

Extreme Fatigue After Surgery – Here’s How to Fix It

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: Nursing|

Did you ever wonder why you feel so tired and lethargic after surgery? A common misconception is that this is a result of being anesthetized. Surely being artificially put to sleep drains your system and causes tiredness? Surprisingly no – extreme fatigue after surgery is the result of other factors [...]

How Activities – Even Adjusted – Boost Mental Health

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|

If you’ve had surgery or are undergoing rehab after treatment, don’t forget to look after your mental health. Maintaining a positive outlook helps you stay healthier for longer and heal quicker. And a key way to do this is to enjoy music and socialize with a nurse or therapist whenever [...]

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