What Causes Bed Sores – Are They Curable?
Bed sores go by many names, including pressure ulcers or sores, pressure injuries, or decubitus ulcers. They occur when blood flow is cut off from the skin for more than 2 hours. The result is a warm, red, painful spot that can become an infected, open sore if left untreated. [...]
Foods To Avoid and Eat for Pancreatitis
One of the most important organs in our bodies is the pancreas, which produces digestive enzymes and insulin. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, it causes a serious condition called pancreatitis. Those enzymes created by this organ can then cause irritation, injuring the pancreas further. What you can eat can exacerbate [...]
Hip Fracture – How Long Will It Take to Recover
A hip fracture is one of the most common types of broken bones for elderly people. This type of injury is extremely serious, resulting in surgery to repair the damage. Afterward, you will likely need professional medical care, including hip replacement care, to help with recovery. This rehab therapy [...]
When Do You Need Rehab For Post-Surgery Recovery?
Surgery can be a necessity to repair damage to your heart or joints or to remove cancerous tissue. Regardless of the reason, there will be some post-surgery recovery required to get you back on your feet. For elderly patients, this can be a long process, especially if there are [...]
Mobility Loss – Three Reasons Why You Have It
Reduced strength, flexibility and mobility is common in elderly people. Mobility loss can leave you fearful of falling over and risking injury. It can also have negative emotional effects. But there are things you can do to reduce such risks and maintain your mobility and independence for longer.For instance, occupational [...]
What Does Heart Blockage Feel Like? – Warning Signs
Heart attacks caused by blocked arteries are a leading cause of death. Heart blockage symptoms may be a warning sign of a heart attack. While there is no cure for heart attacks, it’s useful to recognize the early signs of heart failure.What follows is general guidance on what you might [...]
Rehab After a Hospital Stay – Why You Might Need It
Hospital visits can be the result of an injury, serious illness, or surgery. Afterward, you may require inpatient care in rehab, which offers high levels of specialized care that’s not available at home. This includes 24-hour nursing care for those who don’t have the physical or mental ability to care [...]
Can Exercises Help With Swallowing Problems?
One of the main reasons for swallowing issues is due to weakened throat muscles. This makes it more difficult for those muscles to move food or beverages down your throat as they’re supposed to. Luckily, those throat muscles can be strengthened using swallowing exercises. This type of therapy also improves [...]
What Does It Mean When You Can Hear Your Heartbeat In Your Ears?
Tinnitus, or a ringing in the ear, is quite common and tends to affect older people most. The noises people hear could be like a heartbeat in the ear, or a whooshing, clicking, buzzing or humming sound. Tinnitus can disturb concentration, affect your sleep and be frustrating. If you experience [...]
The Best Rehab Therapy for Stroke Recovery – Our Guide
Strokes are the result of a lack of blood flow, and more importantly oxygen, to the brain. When this happens, brain cells die, taking some of their functions with them. Luckily, there are a few types of therapy for stroke recovery that can help restore your brain functions. Only [...]