Category: Long-Term Care

Ice, snow, and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone, but it’s particularly dangerous for senior citizens.  Here are some tips to help prevent some common cold-weather dangers to the elderly and others with mobility impairments: Preventing winter time falls Bone fractures are a common problem among the elderly, which happen more frequently in…

People over the age of 65 are most prone to heat related illnesses for several reasons; as we age we do not adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature, we are more likely to have a chronic medical condition, and are also more likely to take medication that can inhibit perspiration and impair the…

Every 40 seconds in the United States someone has a stroke; nearly 800,000 American adults will suffer a stroke this year alone. Approximately 75% of those people will require some type of therapy after the incident. HealthSource Saginaw is a leading destination for people requiring stroke rehabilitation. Some of the technologies available at HealthSource include:…

Each year, 2.8 million people age 65 and older are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. In fact, more than one out of four older people fall each year, and falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Many falls do not cause injuries, but one out of five falls does cause a serious…

Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility Whether an individual needs a short-term rehabilitation after an accident, illness, or surgery, or needs extended long-term care, today’s skilled nursing facilities offer a wide variety of services and accommodations. When evaluating a short-term rehabilitation environment, check to make sure the therapies available meet your needs. Here are a few…