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

By Brookhaven Staff | July 29, 2019 |

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…

Seniors, Sunscreen and Summer Safety Tips

By Brookhaven Staff | July 24, 2019 |

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…

Senior Medical Safety in the Summer

By Brookhaven Staff | July 24, 2019 |

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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By Brookhaven Staff | July 22, 2019 |

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Aphasia – Apps and In-Person Communication

By Brookhaven Staff | July 18, 2019 |

A patient and their family become aware of the communication challenges that the patient faces after aphasia is diagnosed. How can family members, friends and caregivers communicate with an aphasia sufferer using technology? Aphasia in its various forms can affect the ability to speak, understand speech, read and write. However, intelligence and thinking skills are…

Aphasia: Communication Problems and Prevention

By Brookhaven Staff | July 16, 2019 |

The National Aphasia Association writes that between 25%-40% of stoke survivors suffer from aphasia. Ironically, although around 180,000 people acquire aphasia annually, most people have never heard of the condition. Aphasia is a language disorder commonly experienced by stoke survivors. Aphasia could also be caused by head injury and brain disease/tumor. Unfortunately, aphasia-induced communication problems…

Pain Management – How Physical Therapy can Help

By Brookhaven Staff | July 11, 2019 |

How can exercise and physical therapy help after a fall or injury? A patient could be in considerable pain. The patient might have inflammation and a lack of mobility as a result of surgery. Is recovery pushed forward by popping pills? Can a patient decide that they wish to be in control of their recovery?…

Physical Therapy in Water – Exercises You Can Enjoy

By Brookhaven Staff | July 10, 2019 |

What could be more soothing for aching joints and stressed muscles than a warm pool of water? Following a stroke or serious injury, or in the case where an older adult experiences imbalance or weakness, exercising in a warm, therapeutic, water environment could be the ideal option. Water is naturally soothing and relaxing. Perhaps it…

Senior Healthcare– Infection-Intelligent Strategies Awareness

By Brookhaven Staff | July 6, 2019 |

Can we prevent infection among seniors? What techniques are commonly used in senior healthcare to avoid contagion? Let’s take a look at everyday methods we should use to prevent the spread of infection. An intelligent attitude to preventing infection means, being aware of where infection lurks, and applying strategies that promote eradication of fiendish germs.…

Senior Health Issues – Avoiding Infections in a Rehab Setting

By Brookhaven Staff | July 5, 2019 |

Senior health and well-being is paramount in any institution for seniors. Among senior health issues is the topic of avoiding infection among patients, who have chosen to recuperate in any rehabilitation setting. It is imperative to choose a top star-rated rehabilitation location for yourself or a loved one, such as Brookhaven Center for Rehabilitation and…