Rehabilitation

What to Do When Your Aging Parent Refuses Short-Term Rehabilitation

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“With today’s model of health care, many adult children find that their aging parents are discharged from the hospital after an illness, injury or surgery well before they’re ready and able to return home successfully,” says Colleen Dwyer, RN, NHA, Executive Director and Administrator of Bryn Mawr Terrace.

How to Make Your Loved One Comfortable While Supporting Their Short-Term Rehabilitation Stay

  How to Make Your Loved One Comfortable While Supporting Their Short-Term Rehabilitation Stay

Today, short-term rehabilitation services are helping an increasing number of older Americans get back to health and back home safely and securely after an illness, accident or injury.

What to Look for When Choosing Short-Term Rehabilitation

Because of the way hospitals and health insurers operate today, many patients who have had an illness, accident or surgery are discharged before they are ready and able to return home safely. As a result, more people are choosing short-term rehabilitation services to bridge the gap and receive the care and support they need to transition successfully from hospital to health to home.

Tips for Rehabilitating Your Motor Skills After a Stroke

Regaining Control: Rehabilitating Your Motor Skills After a Stroke

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation. Many experience physical effects such as paralysis and weakness that affect the motor skills that control our basic activities, such as walking, grasping, reaching and other movements.

Your Guide to Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one is preparing to have joint replacement surgery, there are several beneficial steps you can take to help you prepare most effectively for your procedure.

Today, joint replacement surgery is very common and with the right pre-surgery preparation and post-procedure rehabilitation, you can enjoy major improvements in your comfort, function and lifestyle.

Tips for Care During Recovery from Stroke

Care After Catastrophe: What to Expect During Recovery from a Stroke

Every year, approximately 795,000 people in the United States suffer from a stroke, according to the National Stroke Association. This unfortunately common event can cause a variety of physical, cognitive and emotional damages for its sufferers, though each person’s experience differs based on the damage done to the brain. 

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Post-Hospital Rehabilitation Stay

Getting the Most out of Your Short-Term Rehabilitation Stay

Elizabeth (Betsy) Cupitt, RN, Director of Nursing at Bryn Mawr Terrace in Bryn Mawr, Pa., says, “Today’s model of health care is such that many people are discharged from the hospital before they’re ready to successfully return home. Frequently, additional time, support and care are needed for them to recuperate fully from an illness, surgery or accident. 

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