When you’re caring for a loved one who is very ill for the first time, it can be difficult to determine the questions to ask on how to prepare for inpatient stays. By reaching out to a network of caregivers, you can find veteran advice on how to prepared and provide the best care to your loved ones. If your loved one is in need of a longer inpatient stay to recover from their injury or illness, use these valuable tips to prepare for creating the most therapeutic environment possible in a healthcare facility.
Whether you are scheduling a long-overdue knee replacement or helping a loved one on their road to recovery after an illness or injury, you have the option to choose who you trust with your recovery. By researching therapists and rehabilitation providers, you can make sure you feel confident about the care you or your loved one will receive. Here are a few tips for selecting a great physical therapist and provider.
After experiencing a cardiac event like a heart attack or heart surgery, you can feel that the future in unclear. You may be afraid to resume your normal daily activities or physical activity. That’s why it’s time to start thinking about cardiac rehabilitation—it could save your life and reduce your risk of experiencing a repeat of heart related issues by up to 40 percent. Read more to learn why.
There are obvious benefits of meditation, such as having a moment to yourself, quieting your mind and unplugging and relaxing. New research shows that practicing regular meditation could have long-term health benefits and can actually change the makeup of your brain. You don’t want to miss these key findings.
Imagine if recovery from a serious illness or injury meant receiving skilled care from nurses in the comfort of your own home. That’s what home health is all about. This type of service can help you with rehabilitation after medical events like stroke or surgery. It can also help you regain your independence to manage a chronic condition such as diabetes, heart disease or arthritis. Here are three ways home health can benefit you and your loved one.
Studies show that certain apps on your phone or tablet may actually help people overcome barriers to good health such as organization and understanding the importance of balance. These five apps could help you improve your overall health in 2017.
In cold winter months, it’s hard to resist the urge to stay indoors and cut back on some of the activities we enjoy in warmer temperatures. Staying social and active is essential to our mental and physical health. Learn more about how to fend off winter sadness so you can ensure you aren’t staying indoors at the expense of your well-being this season.
Managing healthcare finances can be confusing and frustrating. You may find yourself receiving multiple documents in the mail for the same service. It can be difficult to keep track, and even more so when you are managing a chronic illness or serious medical condition. These tips can help you get organized so you can avoid being overcharged and minimize stress.
It can be difficult to imagine a time when you or your loved ones will face making end-of-life care decisions, and it may be something you’ve put off doing. However, a quick 30-minute conversation with your doctor can help you find peace of mind knowing your wishes for your healthcare will be honored, and can help your loved ones in future situations. Learn about how you can plan for your future through Advance Care Planning.
There’s a good chance one of your doctors' offices has encouraged you to download their mobile app or visit their website recently to manage things like scheduling appointments, paying bills or even communicating directly with your physician. Learn how new forms of technology like “patient portal” apps are enhancing your care.
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