Rehabilitation

5 Ways to Minimize Falls in Senior Care Facilities

Fall prevention is essential not just because it helps to prevent injuries, but because it helps people maintain independence as the body ages. Here are 5 strategies. Read More »

Pet Therapy and Elder Care: A Winning Combination

Frequent contact with pets has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, enhance mood, and boost feelings of interest and enthusiasm. Read More »

Nursing homes may be illegally refusing residents in need of addiction treatment

Nursing facilities routinely turn away patients seeking post-hospital care if they are taking medicine to treat opioid addiction, a practice that legal experts say violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Therapy cap survives via congressional inaction

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 therapy cap in 2018.

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U. Pitt, HERL develop waterproof, battery-free wheelchair

Look, Gramma—no batteries! This new wheelchair operates using pressurized air instead of heavy batteries and electronics and recharges in just 10 minutes.

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Muscle mass, BMI and osteoarthritis

Body Mass Index (BMI) alone isn’t a reliable factor on osteoarthritis quality of life, according to new data.

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Biodex exhibits assistive lifting device

The technology helps residents stand safely from a sitting position while helping caregivers avoid lifting injuries.

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Genesis Rehab, Sensoria partner on smart wearables for seniors

The technology developer is bringing its smart socks and other safety technology to Genesis's rehabilitation setting for fall detection and therapy.

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Overprescribing opioids

Many surgery patients seem to have plenty of prescription pain pills left over after their recovery, and that’s a big problem, says a new JAMA study.

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Detecting muscle and bone loss

Researchers examine a new assessment test to determine a resident’s risk of age-related muscle and skeletal loss called sarcopenia.

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