Forgetfulness: Normal Aging or Dementia?

With an ongoing increase in life expectancy in the United States (e.g., National Vital Statistics Report, 2012, females: 81, males: 76) more and more individuals are experiencing or reporting daily forgetfulness or memory loss. Reduced cognitive efficiency, especially in areas of processing speed, sensorimotor abilities, and memory, are common in normal aging. Thus, these perceived problems [...]

By | May 30th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Allied Services Inpatient Rehab Facilities Offer Advanced Technology

Cutting edge technology continues to be a focus of Allied Integrated Health System. In December of 2011, ZeroG body weight support systems were installed at both Allied Rehab and Heinz Rehab Hospitals. These systems are only the 9th and 10th to be installed in the nation. The ZeroG technology will allow a therapist to collect and [...]

By | April 25th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Coping with Phantom Pain After an Amputation

Dealing with pain after an amputation is difficult enough, but it is especially so when it’s present in the part of the body that has been amputated. This phenomenon, known as “phantom pain”, is one of the most common types of pain reported after an amputation. Phantom pain exists as the body learns to adapt to [...]

By | April 25th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

How Personal Care Differs From Assisted Living: Concept, Construction, and Care

Last year, the State of Pennsylvania instituted changes in legislation regarding the usage of the term “assisted living” in Pennsylvania. Prior to this, many people used the terms interchangeably. There are now distinct differences between the two. Assisted Living Residences Defined An Assisted Living Residence is any premise in which food, shelter, assisted living services, assistance [...]

By | April 16th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Fall Prevention Strategies

Fall prevention is a special concern for the older population. In addition to fragile bones, older people gradually lose much of the muscle and body fat that has cushioned and protected their bones. Loss of padding in the hip area may make the hip bones more vulnerable in the person falls. The good news is that [...]

By | January 25th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Healthy Living With Asthma

Anyone can have asthma. There is no cure, but symptoms can be controlled. The goal of asthma treatment is to prevent breathing problems such as wheezing, tightness in the chest, cough and shortness of breath. Your doctor and respiratory therapist can help you enjoy a health active life. Here are some suggestions to help manage your [...]

By | December 29th, 2011|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Transitional Rehabilitation and How It Can Benefit You

Today, many people have probably heard of the term transitional rehab and yet wonder exactly what it is. In simple terms, transitional rehab is a bridge that enables someone to get from the hospital to home?and stay there. Patients with illnesses or surgeries are not staying as long in hospitals as they used to. But often, [...]

By | November 28th, 2011|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Blood Pressure Self-Management: Are you in control?

The latest statistics show that stroke is the primary cause of disability and the third leading cause of death for people older than 65 years. Annually, nearly 200,000 of the 700,000 strokes reported in the US are recurrent, and one-third of those people who survive a stroke are likely to experience a second stroke within the [...]

By | November 17th, 2011|Categories: Resources|0 Comments