Posts by Brookhaven Staff

Hearing Impediments in a Senior in Rehab

Hearing Loss Affects Seniors in Rehabilitation Hearing loss and impeded hearing is one of the top three senior complaints. Senior health issues in seniors with a hearing impediment may be complex. When a senior is a visitor or a resident in a rehabilitation center, there are additional factors to be taken into account.   Patients…

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Senior Activities for Patients in Rehab

Senior activities for patients in rehab can be major fun! Activities that give us something to talk about and remember are especially valuable. Patients in rehab are sometimes immobilized by their medical condition or by the doctors’ orders and cumbersome equipment. Yet, there is an atmosphere of being ‘foot loose and fancy free’ in the…

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Early Detection of Alzheimer’s by Blood Test

Regular citizens, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and medical people at all levels, wish there would be a simple way to perform tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it means there will be challenges in store for him. What does it mean for you? Are…

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Avoiding Second Stroke – Watch Your Blood Pressure

New research underlines the importance of taking your blood pressure medicine to avoid a second stroke. Stroke risk is one of the most pressing senior health issues. HealthDay News reported on July 29, 2019, on a study that found the risk of having a second stroke was reduced by about 20% when blood pressure was…

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The Advantages of Senior Inpatient Rehab

Let’s look at the advantages of senior inpatient rehab. In an inpatient rehab care program, such as is provided at Brookhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, a patient stays at the rehab facility. Length of stay depends on the condition needing care. Ideally, following assessment of the condition by the staff, the patient remains in…

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Visiting a Patient in Post-Op Rehab? 10 Things to Say

A patient in post-op rehab will be happy to have visitors at some times and under certain conditions. A visitor should ask himself these questions, since the patient is after surgery and deserves special love: When is it convenient for the patient to have visitors? Where is the patient holding in the post-op journey? Come…

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Seniors, Sunscreen and Summer Safety Tips

The American Academy of Dermatology emphasizes that people of all ages need to wear sunscreen. UV radiation exposure is cumulative, it continues to increase its effect on the skin, even as seniors age. This means that seniors need to take good care of their skin regarding exposure to sunshine. Seniors may be more susceptible to…

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Senior Medical Safety in the Summer

Heat-Related Dangers for Seniors with Chronic Illness or Taking Medication Read about information and tips for Senior safety for the summer from Brookhaven and become more aware of how to stay safe. It is important for healthy older adults to be aware of the importance of abiding by hot-weather precautions. They should read website articles,…

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