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Category: Fall Prevention

Stretch Limbs, Save Lives: A Day’s Work for In Home Physical Therapy

Home health care begins by setting a plan of care: a carefully chosen prescription for the exact medical services that the patient needs in the home, at a frequency that is appropriate for those needs. Some patients may need multiple therapies several…

Movement Disorder Specialist: Beyond a General Neurologist

A neurologist with a movement-disorder specialty can improve your quality of life. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF): A movement disorder specialist is a doctor, a neurologist in fact, who is trained specifically to treat movement disorders.  Parkinson’s disease is a…

Removing the ‘What If’ – Reassurance after a Fall

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue When you take medication to improve your health, it can also alter how your body feels, behaves, and reacts. It can be difficult to determine whether an effect is commonplace or worrisome, or at what point…

Outside Looking In: Expert Help to Spot a Troubling Pattern

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue Each of us receives care from a multitude of people and places. Primary care physicians, specialists, surgeons, nurses, therapists, caregivers, and aides may treat different disease states in different areas of the body, possibly at different…

YouCan’t Stop the Season, but You Can Prevent Falls

Falls Prevention Awareness Day It’s the first day of fall — like it or not, the leaves will soon be changing and temperatures dropping. But this day has added significance, calling attention to a critical safety hazard in the home. Yes, the…

Hands-on Assistance and Remote Advice — A Tale of Two Alerts

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue Part of Residential Home Health’s commitment to promoting safe and healthy aging in place, and staying out of the hospital, is working to ensure that patients can have ready access in case a concern or emergency…

Health News Round-Up: Even With a Cart, Golf Is Serious Exercise

Cart-Aided Golf Still Packs a Workout Ample fresh air and a moderate walking pace make golf feel like leisure, but this recent NPR piece reinforces that even with modifications like motorized carts, golf is indeed a sport. The number of steps a…

Expert Attention, New Resources, and Coordination in One Simple Button

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue Even when patients recognize they need help, that doesn’t mean they know exactly what to ask for. Nobody is an expert when facing a new health care challenge; this is why investigating, asking questions, and getting…

Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month with a Safer, More Capable You

Occupational Therapy Month For Occupational Therapy Month this April, we honor the Residential Home Health clinicians who bring the prospect of safer, more independent living to so many of Residential’s patients. Unlike a nurse or physical therapist, an occupational therapist is uniquely…

Health News Round-Up: To Improve Health, Learn About Your Disease

Study Your Condition to Improve Your Health Giving a patient access to his or her medical records used to be unheard of — but times are changing. With electronic records enabling better sharing among providers and with patients as well, there’s a…