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What is Outpatient Therapy and How Can It Help the Recovery Process?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

If you’re recovering from an injury, surgery, or illness, you may be advised to consider outpatient therapy. Outpatient therapy is a course of treatment to support your recovery and rehabilitation, delivered through a series of visits to a private therapy practice or a clinic.

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Why Outpatient Physical Therapy Makes a Difference

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Physical therapy is often incorporated into your outpatient treatment plan if an injury or surgical procedure leaves you with mobility limitations. Your therapist works closely with you and your care team to improve your recovery.

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Benefits of Outpatient Occupational Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Have you been told by your healthcare team that you could benefit from outpatient occupational therapy?

This type of therapy is often recommended for people who have seen a decline in functional abilities that makes some daily tasks difficult to manage. So what exactly is occupational therapy and how might it benefit you?

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How Outpatient Speech Therapy Can Help

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 2, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Has your medical team told you that speech therapy could help you? Have they referred you to an outpatient speech therapy provider?

If so, and this will be your first experience with this type of therapy, there's a good chance that you have some questions.

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8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Outpatient Therapy Services

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 28, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Outpatient therapy services provide you with the tools and techniques you need to enhance recovery from illness, surgery, or another medical event. We assemble a specialized therapy team to provide follow-up care tailored to your specific needs. 

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How to Prepare for Becoming a Caregiver for a Parent

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Becoming a caregiver for a parent is a life changing event that often catches adult children off guard and leaves them scrambling to meet the needs of their loved one.

This, of course, can make an already stressful situation much more difficult for everyone involved.

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Topics: Caregiver Resources

Need Help Caring for Elderly Parents? 4 Ideas That Can Help

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

If you need help caring for elderly parents, getting a handle on all the different care options available for obtaining that help can be a confusing experience.

Many organizations, both public and private, offer services that can be of assistance to adult children in obtaining needed care, but knowing where to look for that help is key to making the most of those opportunities. So where to start? Here are 4 ideas that can help.

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Topics: Aging Patient Healthcare

What Are the Different Types of Dementia?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Dementia is a term used to describe a variety of disorders that are caused by severe changes in the brain, especially areas of the brain related to language, memory, reasoning and decision-making.

These changes cause memory loss, changes in behavior and personality, and difficulty in performing basic day-to-day tasks and activities, among other symptoms.

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Dementia?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Dementia is a brain disorder that results in the gradual loss of cognitive functioning, including thinking, memory and reasoning skills, that interferes with a persons daily life and activities.

While dementia is most common among older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Signs and symptoms of dementia begin to appear when nerve cells, called neurons, stop working.

We all lose a certain number of neurons with aging, but people with dementia lose many more than the average person. So what are the telltale signs and symptoms of dementia?

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6 Tips on Communicating with Alzheimer's Patients

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Communication typically becomes progressively more difficult for people who suffer with Alzheimer’s disease. If you are caring for elderly parents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may notice that they struggle to find the right words as they try to express themselves, ask questions, or answer them.

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Topics: Memory Loss