Hospital readmission rates for chronic conditions are substantially higher than rehospitalizations for acute conditions, regardless of payer or age group, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced. For example, conditions such as congestive heart failure or diabetes had higher incidences of patients bouncing back to the hospital than for an acute cases like pneumonia or heart attack. Read more

Discovered in Europe in the 1700’s and widely used in all American wars, Occupational therapy addresses many areas of the body and mind. We like to say Occupational Therapy helps restore the things we take for granted, such as brushing our hair, putting on socks or using both sides of our body effectively after a stroke. Read more

Stroke patients undergoing inpatient rehab are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within three months when they  are functioning poorly, exhibit symptoms of depression and lack social support, according to a study conducted at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Read more