Saving Lives with Medical Aerial Drones

By Brookhaven Staff | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Technology is advancing continuously. It is adapting to fit in with our lifestyle today! For seniors living in remote rural areas, or on large private estates, there is news. Officials in the County of Renfrew in Canada have been planning on how to go about saving lives with medical aerial drones.   Canadian Paramedic Chief…

Best Toothbrush for Seniors – Graceful Brushing

By Brookhaven Staff | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is the best toothbrush for seniors? Is it a toothbrush with a good grip? The old-fashioned manual type? The electric type? Does the way the toothbrush looks, matter to how often we brush our teeth? Well, we might be influenced by how a toothbrush looks. These days you can get toothbrushes in such great…

Physical Therapy and Wound Care for Seniors

By Brookhaven Staff | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Is there a reason to look towards physical therapy and wound care for seniors?   What is the connection between physical therapy and wound care?   It may come a news to some, but seniors with acute or chronic wounds can be referred to physical therapy, for helping the wounds to heal better and faster.…

Diabetes Care for a Senior with Cognitive Impairment

By Brookhaven Staff | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Generally when an adult patient is diagnosed with diabetes, the patient is included in their own care team. When a senior patient has diabetes, the diabetic management plan can become more complicated. Sometimes, special help is needed for the senior diabetic patient. This is especially so if a senior patient has cognitive impairment. Diabetes is…

Sleep Solutions for a Patient in a Rehab Center

By Brookhaven Staff | September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The greatest advantage of post-acute rehabilitation in a great rehab center is the top-notch medical care provided. That being said, a resident who is staying in the rehab center for a number of days or weeks might have a sleep-challenge. The patient is not in their own home, the environment is different. It takes most…

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…