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Occupational Therapy is Proven Effective!

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…

Stroke patients undergoing inpatient rehab are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital

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…

Exercise and the Aging Brain

Exercise and the Aging Brain Aging and brain health is a topic of great interest as the older-adult population continues to grow.  Neuroscientists are gaining valuable information about the brain & body connection.  With dramatic new…

Use it or Lose it- How to Treat Deconditioning: Guidelines for physical activity for community dwelling older adults

Recommendations put forth by the Journal of American Family Physician, 2010. Minimum activity for achieving important health benefits includes: Two hours and 30 minutes (150) minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (e.g., brisk…

Medication Consideration

With more states enacting legislation that permits direct access to physical therapy, the role of the therapist as a primary point of patient contact increases. As such, physical therapists need to have a better understanding of pharmacology…

Eight tips for improving your LTC facility

When it comes to renovation, it’s important to carefully plan for both the look and feel and the building’s performance, while sticking within an approved budget. By having a laser-like focus on areas that are sure to make a difference,…

Group activities improve mental function in mild to moderate dementia, study finds

February 16, 2012 Structured group activities designed to stimulate cognition has shown to be effective in stimulating cognition in people with mild or moderate stage dementia, according to a study recently published in the Cochrane Database…

Webinar: Dining with Friends: An Innovative approach to dining for people with dementia

Check out this free webinar on person centered approaches to dining for residents with dementia: Webinar: Dining with Friends: An innovative approach to dining for people with dementia The "Dining with Friends" program, developed by the…

Heart Health & Heart Disease

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body.  Every day, beating over 100,000 times, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles.  In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back. Heart…

Study Calls for Early Treatment Intervention in Stroke Patients with Spatial Neglect

The following article was recently published in Rehab Today summarizing research published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation supporting early therapy involvement for spatial neglect deficits. Spatial Neglect Results…

New Ways to Beat Diabetes

Over the past 30 years the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has skyrocketed, from about 6 million in 1980 to almost 19 million today. As this problem spirals out of control, researchers are racing to find new treatments for this devastating…

Senate Panel Examines Overuse of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

http://www.providermagazine.com/news/Pages/Senate-Panel-Examines-Overuse-Of-Antipsychotics-In-Nursing-Homes.aspx