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Four Common Misconceptions About InPatient Rehabilitation

Many surgeries require you to follow up with a rehabilitation period after leaving the hospital. You are often asked to spend part of this time in a skilled nursing home, which compounds the stress and uncertainty of the situation. Staying somewhere unfamiliar can create an uncomfortable environment for healing and recovery. Many of the fears…

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A Nursing Home Checklist Just for You

  The following checklist will give you, as an observer, a general idea of the quality of care provided in a nursing home. Depending on a resident’s needs, preferences and payment source, questions will vary. Ask to see the entire facility, not just the nicely decorated lobby and one wing or floor. Environment is important…

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Ask Edie!

Q: Dear Edie, My father is scheduled to have a hip replacement in a few weeks.  His doctor tells us that he will definitely need some inpatient rehabilitation before he can return home.  While we want to follow his doctor’s orders, we have to know if this is something that Dad can afford.  He has Medicare…

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Top Ten questions to ask when choosing a Rehab Facility

 If your elderly loved one needs transitional rehabilitative care, here are some questions you should ask before choosing a facility.   1. Does the facility specialize in rehabilitation?  The rehabilitation facility you choose should have specialists including physicians, nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists; recreational therapists, and case managers. All of these specialists work together…

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Does My Elderly Parent Need In-patient Rehabilitation?

When a family member suffers a serious fall, injury or medical trauma, they may need to live at a rehabilitation center for a period of time to fully recover. Inpatient rehabilitation in a residential setting, like Senior Rehab at Limestone Health Facility, may be the perfect solution to a quicker and fuller recovery. Centers like…

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Choosing the Right Short-Term Rehab Facility for Seniors

When researching short-term rehabilitation and senior care facilities, whether for yourself or an elderly loved one, it is important to know what to look for to minimize your concerns about the healing and rehabilitative process.  Understanding the difference between short-term rehab and long term care is an important first step. Short-term rehab facilities are typically the place…

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Atrial Fibrillation: Understanding Symptoms, Risks, And Treatment

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is the most common supraventricular arrhythmia in Western countries – affecting at least 2.7 million people in the U.S. There are at least 2.7 million people in the U.S. with AFib. The most common symptom of AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or…

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Stroke Survivors: Why Rehabilitation Makes Life Easier

Due to advances in modern medicine, a stroke may not always be a life-threatening episode. The large majority of people who suffer from a stroke continue to live for 10 years or more. However, stroke does often result in significant mental and physical limitations that produce a loss of function and significant reduction in the…

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Healthy Aging: Oral Health for Older Adults

In the past, losing teeth and getting dentures was considered an almost-inevitable part of aging. Those days are over. Intact teeth, healthy gums and pain-free smiles are what older adults should expect as they maintain good oral hygiene and get regular dental care.   Some seniors may find it harder to brush thoroughly and take…

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Skilled Nursing Facility Rights

As a resident of a skilled nursing facility (SNF), you have certain rights and protections under federal and state law that help ensure you get the care and services you need. They can vary by state. The SNF must provide you with a written description of your legal rights. Keep the information you get about…

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Rehabilitation Centers for Elderly Stroke Victims

Stroke is all-too-common in elderly people and the population in general. In fact, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Stroke Association.   For stroke survivors and their families, a good rehabilitation program is key to recovery. When an…

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The Difference Between Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy

By understanding the rehabilitation services we have to offer, you can make well-informed choices.     What is physical therapy? Physical therapy (sometimes called PT) can help enhance mobility and quality of life by improving strength, balance, endurance, flexibility and posture. Physical therapy can maximize your loved one’s ability to get around at home and…

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Does My Elderly Parent Need In-patient Rehabilitation (2016)

When a family member suffers a serious fall, injury or medical trauma, they may need to live at a rehabilitation center for a period of time to fully recover. Inpatient rehabilitation in a residential setting, like Senior Rehab at Limestone Health Facility, may be the perfect solution to a quicker and fuller recovery. Centers like…

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Choosing a Transitional Rehab Facility

  If your elderly loved one needs transitional rehabilitative care, here are some questions you should ask before choosing a facility.   Does the facility specialize in rehabilitation?  The rehabilitation facility you choose should have specialists including physicians, nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists; recreational therapists, and case managers. All of these specialists work together…

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Do You Want To Stay Close To Home For Rehab Or Long-Term Care?

Our professional staff has been highly trained to provide compassionate care for the unique needs of our long term residents or short-term rehab patients right here in Athens. We provide emotional and therapeutic activities to maintain or improve the abilities of each resident in a loving, home-like environment. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: 24-hour skilled Nursing Care…

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