Recovering From a Hip Fracture or Fall

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation in Cincinnati

As we get older, our bones get more brittle, making a fall risky. Conditions like Osteoporosis, are one of the many causes of falls or a hip fracture in the elderly population. Many people have come to The Anderson for a short term rehabilitative stay, with a fractured bone or back injury, due to a …

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What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy

Why do I need an Occupational Therapist?  When people think about rehabilitation, Physical therapy is first on their minds.  Although PT’s are wonderful, OTs are critical at times to helping you get back home.  What is Occupational Therapy? Occupation is job focused, but for this purpose, occupational therapy helps with the job of living, not …

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Post Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery

Post Stroke Rehabilitation

Most people think that when you have a stroke, you lost your strength. That is not actually the case!  The connection to the muscle is lost, not the strength itself.  It’s like having a computer and a monitor with no cable to connect the two. They are useless by themselves, but very powerful when working together. Does …

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Breathe Easier With Pulmonary Rehab

We all know we should exercise; actually doing it is the hard part. We’re too tired. We don’t feel well. We can’t find the time. And many of us just find it boring! If you have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), you may think that you can’t exercise.  After all, you already feel short of …

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Creating All-inclusive Activities Programs

Activities Weekly Calendar

Activities are a vital part of everyday life.  They help give purpose and track time while “Staying engaged physically, mentally and emotionally” (Hannah Goodman, Activities Team Member).  Our interests, hobbies and daily routines change as we age.  As a child, we learn responsibility by preparing daily for school.  Children develop hobbies participating in weekend adventures …

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Why Go To a Skilled Nursing Facility For Rehab?

In-patient Therapy

First What is a Skilled Nursing Facility? When you think of a skilled nursing facility do you think of the terms nursing home, old folks home, convalescent home? “I’m not going there, if I do I may never go home again!”  That’s not the case. A Skilled Nursing Facilities like The Anderson, is focused on therapy and …

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Managed Care Options Impact on Your Rehab

Managed Care in a Nursing Home

Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C”, “MA Plans” or Managed Care plans. What impact can Managed care have on your rehab needs? Many people have opted to join managed Medicare brands to save money monthly, but does it actually save you money in the long run? In the community these managed care policies have …

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Malnutrition – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Malnutrition Symptoms and Treatment

Malnutrition is often seen in our elderly population and can lead to significant changes in independence.  Here are some of the signs and symptoms that you should look for, so that you can help your loved one get help. Signs and Symptoms of malnutrition Weight Loss Reduced Energy Levels Increased Confusion Urinary Tract Infections Falls …

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Credos: The Secret Tool for Measuring Nursing Home Quality

Anyone who has ever had to face the daunting task of finding Skilled Nursing placement for a loved one knows, that finding the RIGHT nursing home is of paramount importance. When choosing a nursing home, families routinely struggle with the same questions: cost, convenience, location, amenities, and medical services available are just a few of …

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