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Urinary Incontinence: Everything You Want To Know, But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a more common problem than most people might think. We often associate it with getting older or after having a baby. The truth is that UI affects over 25 million adult Americans at some point in their lives. Recent consumer research reports that one in four women over 18, half of nursing [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:11:52+00:00 October 4th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Americans Aging with Arthritis

Arthritis is defined as joint inflammation. There are more than 100 conditions classified as arthritis which affect joints and the tissue surrounding them. The pattern,s everity, and location of symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Arthritic conditions present with symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited range [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:11:52+00:00 October 4th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Weight Loss in the Elderly: Is Your Loved One at Risk?

Physicians and dietitians that work with the elderly know that monitoring weights are important for identifying changes in their condition that require action. As part of the aging process, changes occur in their habits, body, and behaviors that put them at risk for weight loss. For many elderly individuals, weight loss is the first clue that [...]

By | 2018-11-27T12:11:53+00:00 July 10th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

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 | 2018-11-27T12:11:54+00:00 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 | 2018-11-27T12:11:58+00:00 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 | 2018-11-27T12:11:58+00:00 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 | 2018-11-27T12:11:58+00:00 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 | 2018-11-27T12:12:00+00:00 January 25th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments