Posts by Brookhaven Staff

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week – Seniors Who Want to Drive

If you are reading this article in Brookhaven’s fabulous website, chances are that you or a loved one is making a recovery journey. Post-stroke rehab, for example, can be long and complicated. However, this week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, so let’s look into returning to driving. An older driver might want to return…

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Senior Rehab Due to Shoveling Snow?

How could a senior adult end up in hospital or rehab due to shoveling snow? Quite easily, unfortunately. The combination of weather factors and health factors could put a person into senior rehab due to shoveling snow.   Snow seems like such a pure, innocent material. It’s soft, white and comes down, oh, so quietly.…

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Thanksgiving and National Family Health History Day

Thanksgiving and National Family Health History Day have become bound together in harmony since 2004. That was the year in which the U.S. Surgeon General established the bond between Thanksgiving and National Family Health History Day. What was the goal of doing this? The main goal was to encourage people to become more aware of…

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COPD Awareness: Shine the Light on Senior COPD Rehab

November is COPD Awareness Month. People are focussing on COPD, how to avoid it and how to live with it. COPD with its chronic, challenging symptoms, can have worse effects on seniors. Senior COPD rehab helps seniors fight the COPD symptoms. These usually include that the patient: Cannot do activities of daily living due to…

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World Antibiotic Week: Antibiotic Awareness in Seniors

Antibiotic awareness in seniors is in the spotlight. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is from 18-24 November 2019. The aim of this very important awareness week, is to enlighten people as to the wise use of antibiotics. World Antibiotic Awareness Week campaigners tell people a clear message: Use antibiotics when needed, don’t use it when not…

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Senior Health Awareness of Diabetes: World Diabetes Day

Diabetes. Who hasn’t heard of it? The disease that affects 9.4% of people in America as of 2015. 30.3 million people have diabetes in America alone and many more outside of the States.   The number of people affected by diabetes is so great. There are an estimated 7.2 million Americans who do not even…

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Rehab or Residential? Post-Hospitalization Care Decisions

We have all had to make decisions in life. Some decisions were easier than others, because the decision was of little significance. Making decisions about one’s senior years, or decisions for a loved one, is much harder. Post-hospitalization care decisions are some of the hardest decisions a person will have to make in their life.…

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Preventing Ear Infections in Seniors

Seniors can prevent ear infections in some cases. Preventing ear infections in seniors is not always possible, due to factors of aging. Mostly, however, by following a healthy senior lifestyle, and basic proper hygiene, the ears can stay healthy.    Some Tips for Preventative Ear Care There are medical and home-remedy type ways to prevent…

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Fear of Falling in Seniors – Ready, Steady, Go!

Fear of falling in seniors is a problem that affects the quality of life of many seniors. Around 40-70% of people aged 60+ who have fallen, fear falling again. The recovery process was so challenging, that it left the seniors worried how they could manage if it would happen again. Fear of falling and of…

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