Depression In Seniors: Symptoms and Treatment

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 reason. Depression can affect anyone [...]

By |2018-10-02T06:37:53+00:00September 10th, 2018|Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Palliative Treatment is Not the End of Life

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 with chronic illnesses. What is [...]

By |2018-10-02T06:40:46+00:00August 26th, 2018|Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Why Stress Is Bad for Your Health

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. Stressors are things that cause [...]

By |2018-10-02T06:52:31+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Acute Respiratory Failure In The Elderly

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 as an emergency and may [...]

By |2018-10-02T06:51:19+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Heart Failure in the Elderly: Symptoms, Causes, 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 time. As the heart gets [...]

By |2018-10-02T06:50:19+00:00June 19th, 2018|Rehabilitation|0 Comments

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

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 staff, intervening with the interdisciplinary [...]

By |2018-10-10T10:52:13+00:00May 21st, 2018|Nursing, Rehabilitation|0 Comments

How to handle dementia behaviors

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 behaviors. Instead, caregivers will need [...]

By |2018-10-02T06:57:28+00:00May 14th, 2018|Nursing, Rehabilitation|0 Comments

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

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 social worker in a skilled [...]

By |2018-10-02T06:59:23+00:00April 30th, 2018|Nursing, Rehabilitation|0 Comments

How to Manage Arthritis Pain in Elderly People

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 rheumatoid arthritis are some of [...]

By |2018-10-02T07:05:48+00:00April 25th, 2018|Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Pneumonia in the Elderly: What To Do

Pneumonia in the elderly can be life-threatening. It’s a lung disease caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi. Elderly people tend to have weakened immune systems or health problems, so they are particularly at risk from the disease. Elderly people recovering from surgery are another risk category. They tend to be more susceptible to [...]

By |2018-10-02T07:07:43+00:00March 28th, 2018|Rehabilitation|0 Comments