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Depression In Seniors: Symptoms and Treatment

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Depression in seniors, as with all people, doesn’t always need relate to a major mishap or life change, (these can, however, be triggers). Rather, depression is a state of mind during which an individual is troubled by feelings such as hopelessness, sadness, and fatigue, and often without any tangible [...]

Palliative Treatment is Not the End of Life

By |August 26th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Palliative treatment can often enough be stressful for patients and family members, although it is the goal of this specialized care to provide emotional support during these times. This type of care is not for end of life, but is instead meant to improve quality of life for those [...]

Elderly Living: Avoid Spinal Injuries

By |August 12th, 2018|Categories: Nursing|

Spinal injuries can have very serious and permanent consequences including paralysis and a loss of normal bodily functions. With the summertime upon us many of us are adventuring further from home, hiking, camping, traveling, and just generally getting outside and enjoying the warm weather. In the summer, many elderly [...]

Why Stress Is Bad for Your Health

By |July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Nobody enjoys feeling stressed out. But did you know that stress is bad for your health, above and beyond simply being unpleasant to live with! Stress is a process which involves environmental demands putting strain on your body’s ability to cope with and to adapt to a given situation. [...]

Acute Respiratory Failure In The Elderly

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Acute respiratory failure, as the name suggests, is a potentially life-threatening condition requiring professional treatment and management. It’s not uncommon in frail or elderly people. Acute respiratory failure is basically a failure of the respiratory system, meaning that you have huge difficulty breathing. The condition is often dealt with [...]

Heart Failure in the Elderly: Symptoms, Causes, Rehabilitation

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Heart failure is a worrying condition in any individual, and particularly so when the person with heart failure is elderly. A cardiovascular condition, heart failure, or HF, occurs when a person’s heart is not able to pump an adequate supply of blood through their body. The condition develops over [...]

Nurse Practitioner: “We Look for Positive Strengths in the Resident”

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Nursing, Rehabilitation|

My name is Azza Izzat. I have been a nurse for 37 years now. I got my doctorate to enhance my role as a nurse in general. I have been working at Haym Salomon as a nurse practitioner for the past 14 years, covering for physicians, communicating with families, educating [...]

How to handle dementia behaviors

By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: Nursing, Rehabilitation|

Dementia is an incurable brain disease that gets progressively worse, so caregivers need to know how to handle dementia behaviors. These behaviors vary from one individual to the next and depend on the stage of the disease. There is, therefore, no single correct approach for caregivers to manage dementia [...]

Director of Social Services Rimma Geyman: “Always on the side of residents”

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: Nursing, Rehabilitation|

We recently heard from a family member of one of your patients that “social workers are amazing” at this facility. It would be good to learn how you work and achieve patient-centered communication standards with your residents and their families. What do social workers do at Haym Salomon? A [...]

How to Manage Arthritis Pain in Elderly People

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Arthritis pain is common in elderly people and tends to afflict women more than men. Arthritis occurs when cartilage around bone ends wears away, causing bones to rub together. While there are more than 100 types of arthritis, they all involve inflammation or stiffness of the joints. Osteoarthritis, gout and [...]