Hand Exercises for Stroke Survivors – it’s in Your Hands

By Brookhaven Staff | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is the importance of doing hand exercises for stroke survivors? The importance of early activity in limbs that were affected by a stroke, has been proven by studies.   Usually, a stroke survivor will learn how to exercise an affected hand with the help of a physical and/or occupational therapist. Therapists will teach ways…

Messages of Self-Compassion for Seniors

By Brookhaven Staff | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

What are messages of self-compassion? Self-compassion for seniors is a tool to help a person appreciate what they have, while using coping skills to deal with challenges.   Aging gracefully by seniors take planning and not a little effort. Life keeps throwing curveballs, especially in the area of health. How a person will cope with…

Enhancing Senior Living with Music

By Brookhaven Staff | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

What can relieve seniors of boredom, facilitate social interaction, and bring mental and medical benefits? Music! Enhancing senior living with music is a gateway to a host of benefits to seniors.   Read on about how music benefits seniors and especially seniors who are in rehab.   Listening to music has so many benefits. It…

Join Us In Supporting Beth Israel Medical Center Children’s Hospital!

By Brookhaven Staff | September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Avoiding Bedsores and Pressure Sores in Seniors

By Brookhaven Staff | September 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Avoiding bedsores and pressure sores in seniors is a project requiring paying attention to a patient’s position. This applies to patients who spend a lot of time in bed or in a wheel chair. When there is pressure on a particular part of the body for a length of time, it causes a lack of…

Senior Health: Yoga for Bedridden Patients

By Brookhaven Staff | September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Where does yoga for bedridden patients fit into the exercise-for-seniors-scene? The importance of exercise in senior health features prominently. There are many types of exercise. Seniors are often recommended to try tai chi or yoga as well as water-based exercising. These are low impact exercises that can build body strength. If a patient is bedridden…

Our September Calendar and Newsletter are Here!

By Brookhaven Staff | August 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

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A Vision to Safe Weight Loss by Seniors

By Brookhaven Staff | August 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a senior, you are probably among the many who would like to live a healthier senior lifestyle. You hear about ways to promote good circulation, ways to keep the weight off, and the importance of exercising regularly. So what do you do when you want to live more healthily? You might: Read articles on…

Seniors, Circulation and Salubrious Sustenance

By Brookhaven Staff | August 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Or: Foods That Can Help with Circulation and Why You Need It Seniors who want to improve their circulation might wish to do so because they are in rehabilitation after a stroke event (CVA), heart attack or heart surgery. Alternatively, they may be in post-hospitalization following vascular surgery, or working on controlling their diabetes. The…

Managing Stress in Senior Healthcare Caregivers

By Brookhaven Staff | August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are the caregiver to a family member or client, you know that a lot depends on you. There are many facets to managing caregiver stress in senior healthcare. There may be emotional demands, practical issues, medical dilemmas and other things that could get you run down. Even if your senior-aged loved one is…