A RESOURCE FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

A Message of Thanks and Hope from the Hunt Family

As one of a handful of skilled nursing care facilities in Alabama still locally-owned and operated, we’ve had our challenges. But nothing in our fifty-five years of serving the residents of Limestone and surrounding counties could have tested us in the way Covid-19 did when it entered our facility. As the Administrator, I knew we…

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Limiting Access to Senior Rehab & Recovery

As you are more than likely aware, a new respiratory disease – coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – is spreading globally and there have been instances of COVID-19 community spread in the United States. The general strategies The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities…

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Ask Our Therapists

Making the decision on where you want to spend your recovery time can be a daunting task. It is important to know the decision is all yours. And when you make that decision, we understand many questions regarding what to expect will arise. To help ease your apprehensions and fears, we have compiled a few…

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October is National Physical Therapy Month

  Avoid Addictive Opioids. Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free.Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms…

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Pitfalls of Medicare Advantage Plans

    Medicare Advantage plans may sound enticing. Many offer $0 premiums, but the devil is in the details. You will find that most have unexpected out-of-pocket expenses when you get sick and only want you as a customer when you’re healthy. Also known as Part C, these plans, which private insurers provide as an alternative…

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The Best Ways for Nursing Home Residents to Stay Active

Physical limitations shouldn’t stand in the way of living well. No one exercise fits all. The first rule is there’s no hard-and-fast rule. Jean Abustan, director of therapy at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation in West Hartford, Connecticut, says every long-term nursing home resident has different strengths and limits. While some move briskly, others require assistance…

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Planning for Long-Term Care

      You can never know for sure if you will need long-term care. Maybe you will never need it. But an unexpected accident, illness, or injury can change your needs, sometimes suddenly. The best time to think about long-term care is before you need it. Planning for the possibility of long-term care gives you…

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Nine Physical Changes As You Age

    As we age, our bodies go through a lot of changes. On the outside we change physically, but there are a lot of internal changes that occur too.  Knowing what to expect and how to slow some of those changes can help you stay as comfortable and active as possible. 1. Heart Your heart…

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Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Opens

Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation services with an experienced team We are proud to be able to now offer Outpatient Rehab to our community – all from a convenient location near the medical district in Athens. Our team of highly skilled therapists bring a wide variety of rehabilitation techniques to each patient, providing the latest treatments and…

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The Benefits of Outpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation isn’t the only option for therapy after accidents, surgery or extended illness. Outpatient therapy is another way in which patients can receive dedicated physical therapy to help with recovery. In outpatient rehab, patients see a physical therapist for 30 minutes to an hour sessions rather than having to stay in care 24/7. Let’s…

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation for Seniors

  The goal of any rehabilitation program is to help individuals get back to the level of independence they are accustomed to after an illness, injury or surgery. Rehabilitation for seniors can provide not only a greater level of independence, but also improved physical strength and mobility, increased cognition and communication skills, and a higher…

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Why Home-owned and operated means better care.

Home-owned and operated. You don’t hear that much anymore when it comes to nursing homes. Twenty years ago, the nursing home sector was predominantly owned by individuals within the local community. As the industry grew and demand increased, the for-profit segment in the modern hospital sector became front and center with the rapid  growth of…

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What to Expect after Knee Replacement Surgery?

Q: What is the recovery time for knee replacement surgery? A: Recovery after knee surgery typically takes about 12 weeks.  This recovery time estimation is dependent on adherence to crucial post-surgery rehabilitation steps along with a high degree of commitment and self-discipline.  Knee surgery patients generally start rehabilitation immediately after discharge from the hospital. Often…

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Paying for the Cost of Skilled Nursing Home Care

Nationwide, the average monthly cost of assisted living is approximately $3,600. State by state averages range dramatically from as low as $2,500 to as much as $6,000. Southern states tend to be slightly less expensive than the national average.  There are tax credits and deductions that can be applied to offset some of the cost…

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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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