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The benefits of cognitive therapy

January 2, 2018  |  Kristy Brown, Tamara Althoff and Pam Brooks
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Cognitive therapy offers caregivers a tool to determine an individual’s cognitive and functional level, which can offer specific therapy recommendations that can keep the person active, social and involved. 

Therapy cap survives via congressional inaction

December 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Congress recessed for the final holiday of 2017 without addressing the current Medicare therapy cap exceptions process, set to expire on December 31. Without the exceptions process or an alternative, therapists will not be allowed to provide services above the...

Muscle mass, BMI and osteoarthritis

November 27, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Body Mass Index (BMI) alone isn’t a reliable factor on osteoarthritis quality of life, according to new data.

Creature comforts

October 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.

Genesis Rehab, Sensoria partner on smart wearables for seniors

October 6, 2017  |  newswire
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The technology developer is bringing its smart socks and other safety technology to Genesis's rehabilitation setting for fall detection and therapy.

A step forward

July 31, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Putting your best foot forward can be a challenge with stiff foot and leg muscles, blogger Kathleen Mears explains.

Five Star bets on wellness, rebrands rehab division

July 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The senior care chain has reshaped its footprint in wellness services for health maintenance and rehabilitation therapy.

An awakening

June 26, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.

Back on my feet

June 19, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer. 

The risks of being home alone

June 15, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Seniors can jeopardize their health when they refuse home health services after being discharged from the hospital. 

A change in dosage

June 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.

Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

May 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers examine the likelihood of falling when people with dementia use a cane or walker. 

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