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The Evolution of Nursing Homes

The Evolution of Nursing Homes
By Channing Clyde, Admissions Director & Heather Hamilton, Community Liaison, Salt Lake City LIVING WELL Magazine

Joanna is a 62-year-old single woman living alone in an apartment located in downtown Salt Lake City. After falling, and sustaining a fracture, her physician recommended hip replacement surgery. The orthopedic surgeon explained to her that she would require nursing care and physical therapy following surgery at a rehab center. […]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can be Managed

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can be Managed
By Kay Hernandez, RN, VNA Hospice, Denton County LIVING WELL Magazine

What Is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease that causes difficulty with breathing. Symptoms of COPD include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and susceptibility to respiratory infections. Symptoms usually worsen over time and limit the ability to perform routine activities. […]

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Lacombe Nursing Centre: Rehab S.T.E.P.S. Program and “Eldergarten”

Lacombe Nursing Centre

Rehab S.T.E.P.S. Program and “Eldergarten”

By Samantha R. Young, MCD CCC/SLP, Program Manager

The Rehab Department of Lacombe Nursing Centre developed and launched two interventions last fall that have been very successful with the residents that have participated, especially those who have returned home – S.T.E.P.S. Program and “Eldergarten.” […]

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Bereavement Services are a Hospice Benefit

Bereavement Services are a Hospice Benefit
Courtesy Visiting Nurse Association, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

The loss of a loved one can have an impact long after death. Healing from the loss of a spouse is a longer process than most people realize. By being patient with oneself and having the support of family members and friends, grief usually softens over time. Sometimes, though, it’s helpful to have additional support when dealing with grief from a loss. […]

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New Service Gives Seniors a “Choice” for Assisted Living:

New Local Service Gives Area Seniors a “Choice” for Assisted Living:
Choice Connections provides Free Referrals to families who need to make tough decisions

Johnson County LIVING WELL Magazine

As the number of seniors in America is expected to double to 70 million in the near future, the number of family members faced with the awesome responsibility of caring for aging loved ones will continue to skyrocket. Many of these families face the stress of thinking about where their loved ones can go when they can no longer safely stay at home. Issues with services, location, and price all weigh heavily on this decision. […]

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The role of a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility

Lacombe Nursing Centre
The Role of a Physical Therapist in a Skilled Nursing Facility
By Nicole B. Fleming, PT, DPT, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
The role of a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility is to promote, maintain and restore physical function within the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and the cardiopulmonary systems. When a patient is admitted, an evaluation is performed and a plan of care is established to improve their endurance, mobility, balance, and strength. […]

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Visiting Nurse Association talks telehealth monitoring – LIVING WELL Magazine

VNA’S TELEHEALTH MONITORING BRINGS BETTER PATIENT CARE INTO THE HOME
Courtesy Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), Collin LIVING WELL Magazine
“Good morning, are you ready to check your vital signs?” Patients of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) are hearing those words all over northeast Texas each day as they prepare to take their vital signs. These daily check-ups are possible because of a technologically advanced telehealth monitoring system used by VNA. […]

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Lacombe Nursing Centre on the role of occupational therapy – LIVING WELL Magazine

Lacombe Nursing Centre on the Role of Occupational Therapy

By Susan L. Howden, LOTR, Lacombe Nursing Centre, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
The role of an occupational therapist in a skilled nursing facility, such as Lacombe Nursing Centre, is to promote a client’s optimal functional ability and provide opportunities for an increased sense of competency and self fulfillment. […]