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Stroke Rehab: Choosing a Path to Recovery

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, choosing the best path to recovery can be a confusing process. In most cases, that path will include rehabilitation services, since stroke rehabilitation is an essential element of a successful recovery. Generally, stroke survivors are asked to choose, with the help and advice of their medical team, between options that include short term care programs, outpatient rehabilitation services, long term care facilities or home-based rehabilitation. When faced with an unfamiliar and overwhelming decision, it often helps to know where experts stand on an issue. In this post, we'll look into what the American Stroke Association recommends for stroke rehabilitation and recovery.

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What is Short Term Care? 6 FAQs About Short Term Rehab

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you will soon be having your first experience with a short term rehab program, chances are good that you have a lot of questions about how it all works. To help you familiarize yourself with this type of care so that you have an idea what to expect, here are 6 frequently asked questions about short term rehab:

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Transitioning Home After Short Term Rehabilitation

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Transitioning home after a stay in a short term rehab facility can be a difficult. Recovery from a serious illness, injury, surgery or stroke can be a long process, and the thought of going back home before you feel confident about fully managing on your own can be intimidating. Here are some tips on how to make that transition a smoother and less stressful experience.

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First Steps to Take When Looking at Short Term Care Facilities

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you will need the services of a short term rehab center to help you recover and rehabilitate after a serious illness, accident, surgery or other medical event, you'll certainly want to be sure that the rehab facility you choose is a good one. So what do you need to know in order to make a solid choice? Here we'll outline the first steps you should take in making that decision.

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Improving Recovery After Hip Replacement: Short Term Rehab

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The end result of hip replacement procedures for the majority of patients are less pain, greater mobility and improved quality-of-life, but those benefits do not appear instantly. These are very serious surgeries, and recovery and rehabilitation afterwards are a process that requires quite a bit of time and hard work. If you will be having this surgery and are interested in getting through that process as quickly and successfully as possible, a stay in short term rehab after your procedure can help you do just that.

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4 Factors in Short Term Rehab Success

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 4, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you are considering a stay in short term rehabilitation after an accident, illness or surgery, clearly you're invested in ensuring that you make your best recovery, and do so as safely and quickly as possible. These goals will be shared by a quality rehab facility. So what should you look for to ensure that your rehab program is one of them? Here are 4 very important factors in short-term rehab success:

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Accommodations After Surgery: 3 Critical Considerations

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Are you in the planning phases of an upcoming joint replacement surgery? If so, you should know that putting some serious thought into recovery planning is just as important to your success as solid surgical planning. It's important to realize that your procedure is just the first step of the joint replacement process. Recovery and rehabilitation comes afterwards, and it will take some time for your life to get back to normal.

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Outpatient Versus Inpatient: Understanding the Differences

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Referrals to rehabilitation therapy are often made to aid people in making successful recoveries from serious medical incidents, surgery, illness or injury. Rehabilitation is also often suggested for patients who suffer with chronic conditions like arthritis, heart disease or diabetes, for instance, to aid them in managing these diseases and reducing their impact on day-to-day quality of life. For patients who receive these referrals, choosing the right short term rehab program for their needs is important, a process that begins with understanding the differences between the two basic categories of rehab offered today: Outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation programs.

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Outpatient or Inpatient? Long-Term Outcomes

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you or a loved one is in need of rehabilitation due the effects of illness, injury, surgery or another serious medical event, one of the first decisions you will have to make in pursuing that care is whether to use outpatient or inpatient short term rehab services. So what is the most important factor to consider as you make this choice? Arguably, that would be which option is likely to yield the best long-term outcome. In other words, which can be expected to most effectively meet the essential, bottom-line goals of rehabilitation therapy – helping patients regain the best possible level of function and quality of life.

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Intensive Rehabilitation Therapy and Recovery Times

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you have experienced a medical incident, such as an injury or surgery, that has resulted in the need for orthopedic rehabilitation, choosing the right rehab services to make your best recovery will be your next challenge. Knowing a few basic facts about the rehabilitative options available to you can help guide that choice to your best advantage. For most, that best advantage will be defined as regaining the maximum amount of function in the shortest possible time. Here we'll discuss why intensive rehabilitation therapy may be your best bet for meeting that goal and what sort of programs are typically best equipped to offer that therapy.

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